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Sullivan International files for Chapter 11 protection

Environmental consulting and engineering firm Sullivan International Group, Inc. (San Diego, CA) announced on April 7 that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. The company said that it will continue to operate, focusing on increasing its volume of higher-margin work in the commercial environmental and technology markets while maintaining its commitment to its existing federal client base. “We took this action today with the goal of securing Sullivan's future,” said Steve Sullivan, the company’s chairman and CEO. “The company has struggled to overcome the negative financial and operational impacts related to the federal sequestration and government shutdown in 2013 among other factors, resulting in numerous project and contract delays and decrease in new contract awards. 

“Our team has been working tirelessly to implement a successful turnaround,” Sullivan continued. “Over the past two years, we have significantly reduced operating costs [and] implemented a growth strategy with an emphasis on commercial environmental and technology products and services. This included a successful acquisition of an East Coast commercial-oriented environmental engineering firm in 2013, and several commercial environmental contract awards in 2014.” Sullivan International Group employs about 180 people at offices and project locations in 10 states.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Terracon acquires Argus Pacific

 Environmental and geotechnical engineering and materials testing firm Terracon (Olathe, KS) has expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest through the acquisition of Argus Pacific (Seattle, WA), a provider of industrial hygiene consulting and training services related to asbestos, lead, mold, and other types of hazardous materials. Argus Pacific is certified to provide consulting and training services by several federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Washington Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH/WISHA). The acquisition is Terracon’s third in the West Coast region in the past two years, following the purchase of RGA Environmental, Inc. and Neil O. Anderson and Associates. With the new acquisition, Terracon employs more than 3,500 people at over 150 offices in 42 states.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Calgon Carbon wins major pollution control contract

Calgon Carbon Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) has received a three-year contract from a Midwest petroleum refining company to supply 30 carbon adsorption systems and associated reactivation services to control emissions of various regulated vapors from one of the client’s refineries. Calgon Carbon, which did not disclose the name of the client, said that the value of the contract will depend upon the amount of spent activated carbon that it reactivates for the client over the three-year period. The amount of carbon to be reactivated is likely to be in excess if two million bounds per year, the company estimated. The carbon adsorption systems consist of 30 units of Calgon Carbon’s VAPORVAC 10 vessels, each of which contains 12,500 pounds of granular activated carbon. The client is retaining Calgon Carbon’s systems and services in order to comply with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for benzene. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Bala acquires TMP Consulting Engineers

Bala Consulting Engineers, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA), an expert in the design and engineering of buildings to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, has acquired TMP Consulting Engineers (Boston, MA), a mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection consulting and engineering firm that also specializes in LEED development and sustainable design. The acquisition gives Bala, which has a strong presence in Philadelphia and the New York City area, a new foothold in the Boston-area market, adding 30 employees and a roster of local clients that includes Massport, Harvard University, and Boston Properties. Mike Spence, senior partner and president of TMP, will become executive vice president of the newly named Bala/TMP Consulting Engineers. Bala officials have indicated that they plan to double the size of the firm’s Boston and New York offices over the next three to five years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

CalAm Water plans $126 million capex

 California American Water (Sacramento, CA) announced that it plans to invest $126 million through 2017 to replace and improve water infrastructure in various municipalities within its service territory. The planned improvements, which were recently approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), include $4.5 million within the Sacramento District to enlarge critical piping infrastructure, $4.06 million in Monterey to replace 20,000 feet of aging water mains, $3.89 million to combine domestic water and irrigation systems in Los Angeles, and $2.19 million to refurbish the Potrero water storage reservoir in the Ventura District. CalAm Water has also authorized an expenditure of more than $5.9 million to continue a variety of programs designed to help Californians conserve water during the current period of extreme drought. The company said that it will issue notifications to its customers over the next few weeks describing how the new capital investment will affect their rates.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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