Burns & Roe is an engineering firm headquartered in Oradell, New Jersey.

History Edit

Burns & Roe was founded in 1932 as a partnership between Allen Burns and Ralph C. Roe, [1] formerly of the Electric Management and Engineering Company. Template:Cn The company designed power plans such as the Ottawa Street Power Station in Lansing, Michigan, Template:Cn and the nuclear power plants at Oyster Creek, New Jersey and Clinch River, Tennessee. [2]

Burns & Roe performed engineering work for the Mercury and Gemini space programs. [2]

Ralph Roe's son Kenneth A. Roe became company president in 1963 and chairman in 1971. Kenneth Roe died in 1991 at the age of 75, [2] leaving K. Keith Roe in charge of the company.

Controversies Edit

Burns & Roe salesman George K. Pender was implicated in mafia activities involving Wackenhut during the 1980s.

References Edit

  1. People Building Success, Burns and Roe,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alfonso A. Narvaez, Kenneth A. Roe, 75, Engineer and Chief Of Consulting Firm, New York Times,
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