Tunnel Business Magazine recaps Hatch’s infrastructure past and growth for the future
Hatch has always had a strong connection to the tunneling and infrastructure market, the article explains. In fact, one of Hatch’s first projects was a subway and tunnel project for the Toronto Transit Commission. A brief history is provided before referencing the dissolution of the Hatch Mott MacDonald joint-venture.
“As Hatch, we are quite excited about the future,” Michael Schatz, Hatch’s managing director of infrastructure said in the article. “Over the last 20 years, Hatch has grown tremendously worldwide, and we are now able to connect all of our global infrastructure businesses in one integrated team. We can bring our depth of knowledge and our strong project delivery capabilities together to provide top-level solutions for our clients.”
Narrowing in on Hatch’s tunneling business, Gary Kramer, Hatch’s tunnels practice lead, points to tunnel projects in South Africa as an example of how the company’s new structure is successfully using its global capacity and enhanced services. “In areas like South Africa where we already had a presence, we are able to leverage our infrastructure experts to supplement the capabilities in all of our offices,” Gary is quoted. “We are a full-service consultancy that is able to provide a full range of tunnel services across all of the sectors we serve.”
Reflecting the more complex nature of infrastructure projects today, Hatch’s infrastructure business is now organized on three platforms: Urban Solutions, Transportation and Logistics, and Water and the Natural Environment.
Looking forward, Schatz talks about seeing nothing but opportunity for the North American and worldwide markets. “We view the market in North America and worldwide with optimism and enthusiasm,” he said. “We have a very strong market position and a large team situated across the globe. We have the resources, willingness, and capability to invest and grow the business.”
Read the full feature online here.