Stafford Bandlow Engineering Joins WJE

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
330 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
847.272.7400 tel | 847.291.9599 fax

Don Minner
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
(847) 272-7400


NORTHBROOK, IL (JULY, 01, 2019) – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists, announces that the professionals from Stafford Bandlow Engineering, Inc. (SBE) have joined the firm. SBE, located in Doylestown, PA, is a consulting and design firm specializing in electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic systems for movable bridges and heavy movable structures of all types.

SBE has been providing engineering services since its founding in 1978 by Milton Stafford. SBE’s staff is routinely involved in design of new systems, rehabilitation of existing systems, shop inspection, field inspection, preparation of procedures for machinery installation, strain gage testing for bridge balancing, electrical testing, construction support services, and troubleshooting of problematic conditions.

All twenty-one SBE staff members—including mechanical and electrical professional engineers as well as support staff in computer-aided design/drafting, project accounting management, and business development—will now be part of WJE, joining the firm’s more than seven hundred employees located in twenty-eight offices around the world.

“We are excited to have the talented professionals of Stafford Bandlow Engineering join together with us,” said WJE President and CEO Bill Nugent. “We look forward to providing our clients the exceptional service and technical excellence that has made both companies recognized leaders in their areas of expertise. Together, we will create an organization greater than the sum of its original parts.”

“With this agreement, we bring to our clients the breadth of services WJE offers, combined in a seamless structure with SBE’s movable bridge and heavy movable structure-related services,” said SBE President Paul Bandlow. “We are excited to add our mechanical and electrical design, inspection, rehabilitation, and problem-solving services to WJE’s existing tool kit.”

About SBE
SBE is a professional engineering firm specializing in the machinery and electrical systems of heavy movable structures and all types and vintages of movable bridges. (

About WJE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping clients solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world. (


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