ARE Corporation (American Rail Engineers), headquartered in Irvine, CA, has acquired Media Wing, LLC, a New England based UAV/Drone Data Collection, dba AirShark, and Video Production Company. The acquisition expands ARE’s industry-leading engineering, software development, bridge inspection services and nation-wide footprint to include unmanned flight operations, image analysis, GIS modeling and video rendering.
Dave Anderson, CEO of ARE, expressed his enthusiasm for the benefits the acquisition offers its customers: “We are very pleased to have Media Wing and AirShark as part of the ARE team. Bringing the companies together adds extraordinary value to the deliverables we provide and the ability for us to help our clients make informed decisions.” Fred Depuy, Founder of Media Wing, added, “each company embraces a culture of safety, professionalism, innovative thinking and continuous improvement that offers the market an exciting value proposition”.
About ARE: Founded in 2005, and incorporated in 2015, ARE is an industry-leading provider of bridge management and safety services to private railroads and public transportation authorities. A member of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), ARE’s decades of experience in rail engineering, bridge inspection, load ratings and FRA requirements ensure the highest quality in deliverables and safety.
About Media Wing LLC: Founded in 2015 as a UAV flight services and video productions company, Media Wing acquired AirShark in 2016 (established in 2014 as a GIS Mapping and Data Analytics firm specializing in UAVs) to enhance its remote sensing and data processing capabilities. With a significant cross-section of UAV platforms and high-quality sensors, Media Wing, dba AirShark has become one of the nation’s premiere UAV data collection and flight operation companies for the civil, environmental, energy and transportation markets.