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Applied Engineering Acquires Quiet Waters Engineering

Newly combined force rapidly builds upon base of exceptional talent and technology.

Fargo, ND: Applied Engineering, a regional leader in engineering and IT with more than 100 employees, acquired Quiet Waters Engineering (QWE) of Ottertail, Minnesota, in a strategic move to increase capabilities and efficiencies to serve their collective customers, which are mostly located throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas.

“In our discussions with QWE, it became apparent that our companies have many similarities, and share common goals and values. Applied and QWE recognized that by joining forces we would combine our complementary customer bases, our capabilities, and our teams of talented employees, ” said Dave Raatz, President/CEO of Applied Engineering, “we are a good fit for our team members and customers alike.”

QWE was owned by Rhonda Menze, who had taken over company operations for her husband and company founder, Adam Menze, who passed away in 2013. The leaders of QWE sought discussions with Applied Engineering to create an exit plan to allow Rhonda to focus on her family, in a way that would provide a continuation of the QWE legacy that began in 2002.

“Both QWE and Applied Engineering focus on integrity, flexibility and customer satisfaction. This relationship with Applied will allow our customers a seamless transition through the continued endeavors of QWE staff. This is a win for everyone involved, ” said Rhonda Menze.

Applied Engineering is making plans to create a legacy award to honor Adam Menze and his contributions to the mechanical engineering profession.

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Applied Engineering is a 100% employee-owned company with locations in Fargo, Bismarck, Brooklyn Park, Sioux Falls, Eau Claire, WI and Addison, TX.