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Schnabel Engineering and JCK Underground Merge

Schnabel Engineering, a leading provider of tunnel, dam, geotechnical, and infrastructure engineering has announced its acquisition of JCK Underground, an industry recognized leader in tunnel engineering. This strategic merger of engineering leaders is expected to add significant value to its clients through the combined resources, expertise and experiences of two firms that have a shared commitment to excellence.

The merger of the two tunneling groups will result in an expanded depth of resources and a broader range of capabilities, while maintaining a collaborative and agile approach to projects. Combining Schnabel and JCK better positions the companies to adapt to the evolving needs of the tunnel engineering and construction industry while continuing to improve their service to clients.

“This merger creates a large and formidable team of tunneling experts that is backed by Schnabel’s legacy of engineering excellence.” Jennifer Jordan, president and chief executive officer of JCK Underground said. “We are truly excited about the breadth and agility this combination offers to the tunneling industry.”

The core of the merger is the shared vision to develop and foster strong relationships with clients. Schnabel and JCK understand that building trust and rapport promotes successful completion of complex underground projects and leads to long-term partnerships. Both firms have established themselves as trusted advisors, known for their ability to provide valuable advice and guidance at elevated levels.

“This merger is all about joining two groups of highly talented people together in one unified team,” said Walt Rabe, chief executive officer at Schnabel. “This team of world-class tunnel experts will be capable of delivering even greater value and innovation to our collective projects.”

JCK joined Schnabel on September 30, 2023. For more information about this exciting development, please visit our website at

About Schnabel Engineering

Schnabel Engineering is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in tunnel, dam, geotechnical, and infrastructure engineering. Founded in 1956, Schnabel has experienced tremendous growth through excellent client service and quality solutions. Today, Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm with over 500 employees in 24 U.S. offices. Their employee-owned structure fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that enables them to adapt and innovate to meet clients’ needs. For more information about our company and services, visit

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