FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Atlanta, Georgia, Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Allnorth Americas LLC (Allnorth) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sheppard Engineering, LLC, (Sheppard Engineering), a full-service engineering consulting firm based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The agreement is effective  October 1, 2021.

Like Allnorth, Sheppard Engineering works collaboratively to build custom engineering solutions that address clients’ specific requirements and priorities. With recurring business from its many long-standing client relationships, Sheppard Engineering brings new opportunities to Allnorth in industries it does not widely serve at present, such chemical and petro-chemical, food and beverage, as well as water and wastewater treatment.

We are excited to join forces with a group of like-minded engineering professionals to jointly build on past successes in servicing a broad spectrum of clients across a variety of industries.”, says Darby Kreitz, CEO of Allnorth Consultants Limited. “Our Allnorth Americas office has traditionally provided services to the forest products industry, mostly within the pulp and paper sector. Given there isn’t tremendous client overlap in forest products, an industry we both serve, we expect to see additional opportunities there as well.”

According to Preston Sheppard, CEO of Sheppard Engineering, “This union provides a solid future and additional growth opportunities for the Sheppard team, many of whom have been with the company since its inception over 20 years ago. In addition to offering succession planning support, this alliance allows us to apply our considerable expertise to building client solutions in new sectors, such as mining, infrastructure and oil and gas, and within new geographic markets across North America and into Europe”. Allnorth sees tremendous value here for our mutual clients with Preston Sheppard bringing more than 30 years of industrial engineering experience and two decades of engineering and consulting services to the industrial sector.

Preston will continue to lead project and engineering efforts as well as maintain client relationships. He will collaborate with Jay Miele, VP Allnorth Americas, in the integration of the Sheppard team into Allnorth Americas while ensuring continuity of existing projects and addressing client needs. The integrated team will be based out of the Allnorth Americas Atlanta office in Alpharetta GA.

For more information, please contact Darby Kreitz, at


Allnorth is a privately held, multi-disciplinary engineering and construction services consulting company established in 1995. We bring smart and practical project solutions to clients in the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, and pulp and paper sectors.

With a team of nearly 600 across North America, projects around the globe, and expertise that spans decades. We are passionate about serving you and are big enough to know how, and small enough to know you.

Offering a single point of contact, our specialists take a holistic approach, keeping our clients’ ultimate business goals in mind to bring clarity and insight to complex projects. Known for our collaboration and technical expertise in moving projects from concept to reality, we partner with clients to develop purpose-built plans and execute efficient and sustainable solutions.  ​


Sheppard Engineering is a full-service engineering firm that for 20 years has provided personalized engineering services that enable clients to achieve the diverse technical and economic goals of their projects. Sheppard professionals are involved throughout a client's project by providing project management, on-site engineering and support, construction management, project support, and PHA-facilitation services. Working alongside clients, the Sheppard team devises custom engineering solutions that address their unique operational, budgeting and scheduling requirements.

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