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TRANSACTIONS NTM ENGINEERING ACQUIRES LOTUS ENVIRONMENTAL NTM Engineering, Inc. is proud to announce that it has expanded its services by acquiring Lotus Environmental Consulting, LLC. Lotus, a women-owned, small business based out of Wayne, Pennsylvania, brings their full range of environmental consulting expertise to complement NTM’s well-established civil engineering services. Lotus specializes in environmental investigations and regulatorycompliance services. Lotus employees will now be part of NTM, and any future contracts will be structured under the NTM name. “Lotus’s experience and regional knowledge is an asset to our clients. We are confident that this acquisition

will lead to a natural progression of continued services and growth. NTM is excited to have an environmental division, with Kate Farrow leading as Director of Environmental Services. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, NTM is eager to collaborate with Lotus on opportunities that lie ahead and work together to improve our communities together,” stated Donna Newell, MS, PE, CFM, president of NTM. “The combination of NTM and Lotus is a marriage of not only our company’s services, but also our cultures. By joining forces, we are certain that our teams will combine to provide an expansion of services and a quality standard of work that both teams are synonymous for providing to our clients,” stated Katherine M. Farrow, president and founder of Lotus.

Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Newell, Tereska & MacKay Engineering, Inc. employs more than 60 professionals and is a registered Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware and a Women- Owned Small Business with the federal government. NTM has locations in State College and Philadelphia. The firm’s four principals – Donna Newell, MS, CFM, PE; John Newell, MEng, PE, CBSI; Rachel Tereska, MS, PE; and Jeffrey MacKay, MS, PE, CPESC – are all licensed professional engineers with master’s degrees in civil engineering and offer a combined more than 90 years of engineering experience.

The Martin/Martin team.

TZL: What benefits does your firm offer that your people get most excited about? SM: Barista service is definitely number one! We also have food trucks, countless in-house lunches, drive-in movie nights, and intramural sports. We work hard and play hard. “We believe this hybrid approach allows us to continue to offer great mentorship, career development, team interaction, collaboration, and internal networking, while also realizing the benefits remote work offers, including personal flexibility and focused time.”


approach to leadership, based on his experiences of turning around a troubled submarine crew. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired every member of his crew to embrace accountability, foster talent, provide clarity of intent, and encourage others to solve problems. Through his approach, the ship becomes a top performer in the fleet. TZL: What’s top priority on your current to-do list? Why? SM: Like most companies, we’re dealing with an incredibility tight labor market, resulting in challenges in recruiting and retention. We’re also feeling pressure for more remote work for some employees, which may not be in their long-term interest or that of the company. I’ve tried to work with others to cultivate an environment that offers the right incentives, mentoring, development opportunities, and balance between office and remote work.

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