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Gibbs & Cox acquires DBLA

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Gibbs & Cox acquired Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA), based in Chesapeake, Va., is an international naval architecture and marine engineering firm that works with commercial and government clients.

“With this key strategic acquisition, Gibbs & Cox continues our strategy aligned to provide high performance marine craft solutions to our military and paramilitary clients as well as continued expansion of our commercial market areas in engineering, design and construction management of vessels including megayachts, commercial craft and production boats,” said Rick Biben, CEO and president of Gibbs & Cox.

“DLBA’s new association with Gibbs & Cox will significantly enhance DLBA’s depth and breadth in providing timely and quality high performance marine solutions to our world-wide market, while continuing to foster and maintain our important and close relationships with our clients,” Don Blount, president of DLBA, said. “This new relationship with Gibbs & Cox will provide our clients with the assurance of new technology application and expert staff reach-back from one of the largest, premier naval architecture and marine engineering firms in the world. We are proud of the many accomplishments of DLBA over the last 27 years and look forward to being an integral part of Gibbs & Cox.”

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