Master Locators acquires Tri-State GPR Services, a regional provider of underground cable-, pipe- and wire-locating services

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Transaction expected to strengthen Master Locators’ position in fast-growing Greater Philadelphia market while expanding technical capabilities and engineering expertise

Master Locators, Inc. today announced that it has acquired privately owned Tri-State GPR Services, Inc., a regional provider of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services.

The acquisition of Tri-State GPR Services further strengthens Master Locators’ position in the Greater Philadelphia market and allows for leveraging of resources during periods of increased demand while simultaneously adding new assets and clients.

“The acquisition of Tri-State offers a number of combined synergies, strengthens our market share and reinforces our leadership position in the SUE industry throughout the mid-Atlantic region,” said Kyle G. Sareyka, chief engineer and chief operating officer, Master Locators. “In particular, this enhances our position in the ever-developing tri-state market and opens new opportunities for us with the addition of Tri-State’s founder and owner, Mike Moriarty, as our own degreed geologist.”

Sareyka continued, "We were extremely impressed by Mike’s operation and his geological and geophysical expertise. This is a great strategic fit for Master Locators as we look to build on our well-established track record of growth and performance while contributing to Master Locators’ vision to be the SUE field’s leading provider of consistent, unmatched state-of-the-art utility locating and excavating services to contractors, designers, engineers and project owners from concept to design and on through to construction in the regions in which we operate.”

About Master Locators, Inc.
Master Locators, Inc. is a leading company in the subsurface utility engineering (SUE) field serving contractors, designers, engineers and project owners from concept to design and on through to construction. At Master Locators, we are a passionate, fully integrated team – from highly qualified, expert field technicians and project coordinators to talented engineers and customer service representatives – who thrive on providing consistent, unmatched state-of-the-art utility locating and excavating services. Master Locators also provides educational programs designed to enable customers’ complete understanding of SUE technologies. Visit to learn more.

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