Energy Maintenance Services Group (EMS Group), one of the largest providers of pipeline operations & maintenance in the U.S., acquired Energy Facility Services Inc. (EFSI), a leak detection, mechanical repair and environmental services company based in Clear Lake, TX, with operational centers in Lake Charles, LA; Port Neches, TX; Auburn, AL and Baton Rouge, LA.

EMS Group also hired Teri Elliott as director of strategic planning, a new position. She will develop and coordinate strategy for new business development, service expansions and strategic acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, Elliott was director of marketing communications, membership and program services for NACE International, a professional technical association of more than 17,000 members.