Lexington mining consultant firm sold to South Dakota company

Morgan Worldwide Consultants, a mining consulting company in Lexington, has been acquired by Respec Consulting & Services of Rapid City, S.D., according to a news release issued Friday.

Morgan's services include mine planning and design, economic analysis and feasibility studies, permitting, reclamation, and mine management consulting.

Ton Kenner, CEO and president of Respec, said in the news release that Morgan "strengthens our capabilities in providing a broader complement of mining-related services while expanding our international footprint in various countries within Europe, Asia and South America."

Respec's focus remains in energy, mining, natural resources, environmental planning and restoration, water quality and information technologies, according to the news release.