News Release



John Petraglia

For Immediate Release 

WESTFORD, Mass., Jan. 29, 2007 – AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading global provider of professional technical and management support services in the transportation, facilities and environmental markets, has announced the acquisition of The RETEC Group, Inc., an environmental management consulting and engineering firm with over 400 staff and 25 offices across the United States.  RETEC will be integrated with AECOM's ENSR subsidiary, which is an environmental service platform serving public and private sector clients worldwide.  The combination of the two environmental service leaders forms a leading environmental, health and safety firm.

ENSR offers a full range of comprehensive environmental, health and safety services as the two companies merge operations to provide seamless service delivery, project management depth and expanded technical expertise for clients worldwide.  The combined firm has a strong presence throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

“By joining forces with ENSR, a leader in providing environmental health and safety services, we can provide our clients with greatly expanded services,” said Ben Genes, president of RETEC.  For clients with international operations, we can offer a much broader global platform for service delivery.” 

ENSR is a worldwide environmental service leader serving industrial and commercial companies and government agencies with 2,000 employees and over 95 offices worldwide.  ENSR provides consulting, engineering, remediation, and environmental health and safety management solutions. It has won numerous environmental business and health and safety awards from companies such as BP (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), Textron (Environmental Remediation Partner in Excellence), and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, as well as from the Environmental Business Journal.  

Like ENSR, RETEC is an environmental management consulting and engineering firm that specializes in solving complex problems throughout the business life cycle – from new asset development to ongoing operations as well as final asset disposal and restoration.  RETEC brings to ENSR a strong focus on the oil and gas industry, electric and gas utilities, as well as transportation and manufacturing sectors.  It provides clients with technically grounded approaches to reduce costs, mitigate risks and improve overall businesses performance. 

RETEC's site remediation and redevelopment expertise was recently recognized with three Phoenix AwardsTM for leading-edge Brownfields redevelopment. 

“Acquiring RETEC is another important milestone in our goal of achieving environmental market leadership,” said Bob Weber, ENSR president and CEO.  “Our two companies share strong business values and an unwavering commitment to superior client service – a foundation of our overall business strategy.” 

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