Plus Group and Salas O’Brien join forces as engineering leaders in  the manufacturing sector

Plus Group joined Salas O’Brien February 14, 2023. Together, the firms partner with clients to advance society and improve communities as market leaders in manufacturing, industrial, chemicals, pharmaceuticalfood & beverage, and agribusiness.

The merger creates significant shared value through strengthened leadership, enhanced opportunities for employee ownership, broader service capabilities, and virtually unlimited personal and professional team member growth. Reach out to Dennis Romak for more information.


About Plus Group

Plus Group was formed to offer solutions to a range of project needs. We are made up of people who are passionate about finding effective ways to solve our customers’ complex business needs. We personally guide our customers through the entire process, from initial ideas and designs to construction and implementation, providing them with simplified solutions ranging across all our skill sets and companies.

Our Process and Facilities, Industrial Automation, and Construction Management teams can work independently or together on any project, delivering exactly what you need every time. The long-established reputation of our principals and staff defines the quality of our services. Our team’s skill and technical competence are maintained through a culture focused on continuous improvement and being the ‘Firm of Choice’ for customers and employees. We take a consultative approach to your projects and incorporate tools and systems that make working together easy. No matter the size or scope of the work, we are your advocates — ensuring that we align our services with your strategic plans and business objectives.

Plus Group’s industries

Plus Group was formed to offer solutions to a range of project needs. We provide engineering and design, construction management and control systems integration services to the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Automotive, Agribusiness, and Metals Industries. Plus Group serves clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food & Beverage
  • Consumer Products
  • Automotive
  • Metals
  • Agribusiness

Plus Group’s services

Engineering services

Plus Group is a multi-discipline engineering and architecture team, dedicated to finding the right solutions to fit your needs. We are problem solvers, interested in improving your operations, keeping you current with industry trends and regulations, and consistently delivering quality solutions you’ve come to know and expect. We use proven methods to execute our projects, while maintaining flexibility and adapting to our clients’ needs and preferences. We work together with our clients to understand their project goals, as we know each project has different parameters defining success.

  • Process Engineering & Design
  • Architecture & Master Planning
  • Facilities Engineering & Design
  • Validation & Commissioning
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Process Safety & Hazard Analysis

Automation and controls services

Our industrial control system expertise delivers the plant-centric, business-driven automation solutions our clients need. The system integration team works daily with our engineers and construction team members to provide custom, innovative, turnkey manufacturing solutions. As a result, we approach all projects with the end user in mind. As a member of the Control Integrators Hall of Fame, Automation Plus provides innovative, cost-effective, turnkey manufacturing solutions. We bring significant IT/OT knowledge and solutions across many platforms, including Rockwell, Emerson, ABB, Honeywell , and Siemens.

  • Industrial Automation
  • Digital Transformation (IT/OT)
  • Control System Validation
  • System Integration Solutions
  • DCS & Legacy Migrations
  • Startup & Sustaining Services

Construction services

Design Build Plus is a national industrial construction management company focusing on the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer products, and metals industries. We are nimble, providing the necessary services at the right time for our customers and executing projects that vary in size, complexity, contracting methodology, and geographical location. Our unified approach to projects emphasizes creating a team environment that promotes the success of the project goals.

Our culture of collaboration and training within our team provides for the continuous improvement of our project approach and an elevated project experience for our clients.

  • Procurement
  • Pre-Construction
  • Delivery Methods
  • Construction Management
  • Project Estimating
  • Safety

History of Plus Group

Process Plus was founded in 1996 with a vision of excellence in quality of work and business practices and to create a work environment where employees could flourish. It was a priority for the Principals to do more than typical engineering firms in all aspects of business. Many innovative programs were implemented to give ownership benefits to employees. The leadership also embraced the value of stewardship through generous support of charitable and community outreach programs. The passion for finding better ways to improve work processes resulted in tremendous growth.

During its first five years in business, the company grew revenue 1,850% and went from zero to 75 clients.

After Founding President Bryan Speicher succumbed to cancer in 2003, the firm’s leaders were inspired to continue embodying his spirit of perseverance and strength. The partners focused on initiatives to support and grow the business, adopting the philosophy, “Our Process Revolves Around You,” to reflect the company’s genuine commitment to customer satisfaction. The firm continues to leverage its entrepreneurial spirit, developing and expanding into new services to help clients save money and improve processes.

In January 2016, Plus Group was formed, adding Process Plus sister companies Automation Plus and Design Build Plus. This organizational change allows the company to more effectively promote capabilities to serve customers through the entire project lifecycle. Customers continue to obtain the high-quality solutions and exceptional service they have come to know, with the convenience of maintaining one point of contact from start to finish.

Since joining Salas O’Brien in February 2023, Plus Group leaders have functioned seamlessly as an integral part of the Process & Manufacturing business unit. The merger has allowed Plus Group teams to continue their legacy of extraordinary customer service and employee opportunity, while enhancing offerings internally and externally throughout North America.


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