In July 2015, Trinity expanded its Canadian operations with the acquisition of Minnow Environmental, an environmental consulting firm specializing in aquatic biology, with offices in Ontario and British Columbia. The transaction is Trinity’s second in Canada, following the 2013 acquisition of Church and Trought, Inc., a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm in Toronto.
Founded in 2000, Minnow Environmental specializes in aquatic ecology, fisheries biology, benthic invertebrate ecology, water and sediment quality, toxicology, environmental behavior, physical limnology, environmental chemistry and the modeling of chemical transport and fate in aquatic environments. Clients include major industrial companies throughout Canada, primarily in the mining industry.
According to Mike Remsberg, Trinity Managing Director, “Although Minnow provides specialty services that differ from Trinity’s traditional air focus, the company is so similar to Trinity with respect to culture and customer base that we found it to be a wonderful strategic match. Minnow has a stellar reputation in Canada, providing highly technical scientific services to the mining industry, and Trinity is able to support management’s growth objectives.”
Cynthia Russel (pictured above), Minnow founder, commented on the experience. “Although we received interest from larger suitors, we eventually chose to partner with Trinity because we found it best complemented our business philosophy. Since the merger, we have continued to find great support from the Trinity team and are exploring opportunities for synergies between Minnow and the broader Trinity Team. It continues to be a pleasure working as part of the Trinity group of companies.”