Estimation, Inc., Linthicum Hts., Md., software supplier to contractors, announced in April it has completed its merger with TradePower, a provider of e-business solutions for the construction industry, by combining all software products under the TradePower name.

TradePower acquired Estimation, Inc. on February 23, 2000, and continued to operate the companies as separate entities. Now, TradePower will incorporate the products and operations of Estimation, Inc. into its own organization.

"Estimation" will become the brand name for the company's estimating software product, Bidmaster NET" Series. And TradePower will now offer PowerPRO, the most comprehensive purchasing solution in the construction industry.

According to the company, this move will provide contractors with even more control over estimating and purchasing processes. The combined TradePower solutions enable contractors to connect directly with suppliers on-line for instant access to information that streamlines the purchasing process.