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WK Dickson Announces the Opening of New Regional Office in Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, February 28, 2018 --( W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc., a leading community
infrastructure consulting firm, announced today the opening of a new regional office in Knoxville,
Tennessee. This new location will allow WK Dickson to better serve existing and future clients while
maintaining the firm's primary mission of providing client-centered solutions. The office is led by Ryan
Blake, PE, Vice President, who joined the firm in February.

“Our Knoxville location represents a natural outgrowth of the strong client and partner base we already
have in nearby communities,” said David Peeler, President and CEO. “Under the leadership of Ryan
Blake, WK Dickson is well positioned to increase our impact in the region by supporting our clients'
capital improvement plans and helping them obtain the funding they need to expand their infrastructure.”

The Knoxville regional office team will primarily provide planning, design, and engineering consulting
services for water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. Future expansion plans include the addition of
airport, land development, energy, and GIS consulting services for the region.

“Growth in Tennessee has been very consistent, with many communities outpacing their water and
wastewater capacity,” said Ryan Blake. “I have been very impressed with WK Dickson's ability to
mobilize resources in just about every facet of infrastructure. Their one-firm mentality is on full display.
I'm excited about the growth opportunities with such a great firm.”

Ryan Blake, PE is a civil engineer whose focus is on water resources. A graduate of the University of
Tennessee, Ryan specializes in management for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects as well as
pipelines and pump stations. Joining Ryan are Rick Kirby and David Reece, PE. Rick is a senior
consultant with decades of experience in the utility market and has helped improve critical infrastructure
throughout Tennessee. David supports the rest of the team as a regional practice manager tasked with
helping develop the firm's client base in Knoxville and surrounding communities.

Company Information
Founded in 1929, WK Dickson is a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in total community
infrastructure solutions including Airport Planning & Design; Environmental & Water Resources
Engineering; Community Planning & Site Development; and Geospatial Technology. Our goal is to help
communities improve the lives of its citizens through sound, ecologically responsible design principals.
The firm has been headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina since its founding in 1929 and has steadily
grown to operate ten regional offices strategically located throughout the Southeastern United States.

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