Rimkus Consulting Group, a worldwide provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services, announced the strategic acquisition of Applied Safety and Ergonomics, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The acquisition aligns with Rimkus' growth strategy in expanding the company's reach and services across the United States.

"This acquisition is consistent with Rimkus' overall strategy and objective to grow our strategic practice areas as well as expand our core service lines," said Rimkus Chairman and Executive Director Curtis Brown. "We could not be more excited about what this partnership means for the employees and clients of both companies. Applied Safety and Ergonomics is an established Human Factors consulting company with an entrepreneurial spirit and an excellent reputation for professional expertise and customer service across all its service lines."

"The Applied Safety and Ergonomics team are leaders in Human Factors consulting providing product safety and warnings consulting, forensic and litigation support services, research and testing, usability studies, time and motion studies and accident investigations," said Robert Kocher, president and CEO of Rimkus. "Combined, our Human Factor's team shares a deep commitment to bring value to our clients by providing unsurpassed consulting services. This acquisition significantly expands the geographic reach of our Human Factors practice and service offerings in the United States."

"We're honored to join the Rimkus family and to work alongside their team of seasoned and established experts," said Paul Frantz and Tim Rhoades, co-founders of Applied Safety and Ergonomics. "Our two companies are aligned in our shared vision of being a global leader in engineering and consulting. Together, we will continue to provide and expand our professional expertise and customer service to our valued clients."