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Clean Power Now Applauds Cape Wind’s Final State Approval

Posted May 28, 2009 by

Cape Wind Receives “Super Permit” as Final State Approval to Begin Development

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board today gave its final approval to Cape Wind, issuing the long awaited “super permit” necessary for development to begin on the clean energy project supported by over 86 percent of Massachusetts residents.

“Today’s step in approving Cape Wind is truly a landmark decision for both the Commonwealth and the nation,” said Barbara Hill, executive director of Clean Power Now. “Massachusetts can now be called the leader in clean energy.”

The super permit issued by the Energy Facilities Siting Board effectively rolls up all nine state and local permits related to the electric cables into one “composite certificate”.

“Cape Wind will not only establish Massachusetts as a national leader in working to end global warming by eliminating a staggering 730,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions,” said Captain Richard Elrick, President of Clean Power Now’s Board of Directors; “it will also serve as a springboard for the creation of thousands of offshore wind industry jobs at a critical time when new jobs are desperately needed to help rebuild our economy.”

Clean Power Now is a non-profit grassroots organization based in Hyannis, Massachusetts with over 12,000 members committed to viable renewable energy projects and policies such as the Cape Wind project. www.cleanpowernow.org

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EnviroVantage Shines as 2009 Business of the Year

Posted May 28, 2009 by

Epping, NH – Recently winning 2009 Business of the Year from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, EnviroVantage is honored to have been presented with New Hampshire’s most prestigious business award, 2009 Business of the Year, from Business NH Magazine in the category of Construction.

The judges selected the winners based on their significant involvement and generous contributions made to both their industry and community. Each company needed to effectively demonstrate how they go above and beyond the normal daily activities and make a major positive impact in the state of NH.

The Business of the Year Luncheon took place on May 19, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. The extraordinary event brought hundreds of people together and included networking, a delicious catered lunch, and recognizing the award winners with introductions and speeches in each of the winning categories. Governor Lynch was proud to support this powerful event and was kind enough to grace the attendees with a speech of his own as well.

“We are very honored to have been presented with these wonderful awards and would like to express our gratitude to the amazing people involved with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for all their support, along with our hardworking, dedicated employees here at EnviroVantage, because without them, none of this would be possible” says Owner/President Scott Knightly.

EnviroVantage is New England’s most trusted Environmental and Industrial Services Contractor with over 25 years of experience and success including working on some of the region’s most recognizable landmark projects. EnviroVantage is a leader in the industry specializing in services such as the removal of lead, asbestos and mold, demolition, industrial painting and coating, and environmental clean-up. EnviroVantage provides free estimates and 24/7 emergency services because we’re always here when you need us. For more information visit www.EnviroVantage.com.

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Tighe & Bond Moves Up in the ENR Top 500 Design Firm List

Posted May 26, 2009 by

Westfield, MA, May 26, 2009 – Tighe & Bond was recently ranked among the top 500 design firms in the nation, according to Engineering News-Record (ENR). The company ranked 335, up from 392 in 2008. Companies were ranked based on gross revenue reported in 2008 for providing design services and products to domestic and international markets.

“It was a tough year for many firms in our industry,” comments David E. Pinsky, President of Tighe & Bond. “We worked hard to exceed the needs of our clients and that has proven to be successful for us. Tighe & Bond was able to do more than just keep pace.” The firm’s annual gross revenue in 2008 was $37 million.

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, Massachusetts; Danbury, Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut. Tighe & Bond is annually ranked among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally by the Engineering News Record and was named among the best civil engineering firms to work for in 2008 by CE News. The firm provides engineering and environmental services to public and private clients in government, industry, health care, education, real estate, and power utility markets.

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NEWEA Group Tours NewStream

Posted May 21, 2009 by

Wastewater professionals from around New England toured the facility as part of the New England Water Environment Association’s 2009 Annual Conference

ATTLEBORO, MA, Issued May 1, 2009 – NewStream LLC, an innovative environmental services company specializing in industrial wastewater treatment and materials recovery, recently hosted a group of 25 wastewater professionals from around New England as part of the New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibit.

The January 26 tour was co-sponsored by Fuss & O’Neil, a full-service engineering consulting firm with offices throughout the Northeast, and was part of NEWEA’s focus on industrial wastewater during the first day of the conference. Participants from environmental consulting companies, environmental services companies, and municipal wastewater treatment plants in the region saw first-hand the new technologies that innovative companies like NewStream are putting into practice to pre-treat industrial wastewater.

Of particular interest were NewStream’s batch treatment system, which allows the Company to segregate waste streams and ensure optimal treatment of each individual stream; and the Moving Bed Bioreactor that is used to reduce COD loading from high-strength organic waste streams.

Originally built for the Texas Instruments Sensors & Controls division, the world-class 90,000-ftfacility has a one million gallon outdoor tank farm and the capability to receive waste streams by truck or rail and treat up to 800 gallons per minute of wastewater from a wide variety of off-site sources. Filling a niche in the New England wastewater industry, NewStream has been steadily growing since opening in 2005, drawing attention from groups like NEWEA because of its versatility, low prices, quick response time, and convenient location and hours of operation (24/7).

NewStream President, Mike Spoor says of the event, “We were honored to have the NEWEA group come through our facility. The New England environmental industry is always evolving, and the folks from NEWEA are right in the middle of it all. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase NewStream’s technologies and capabilities.”

CONTACT: Jessie Hanlon, NewStream LLC, 508-236-6001, jbhanlon@newstreamH2O.com

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Tighe & Bond Employee Winner of the Young Professionals Fresh Ideas Contest

Posted May 14, 2009 by

Westfield, MA, May 6, 2009 – Tighe & Bond is pleased to announce that Amy Lane, P.E., was the winner of the Young Professionals Fresh Ideas Contest for the best presentation given by a young professional at New England Water Works Association’s 2009 Spring Regional Conference and Exhibition in Worcester, MA. Her presentation, titled “Water System Improvements in the Town of Amherst” discussed the challenges coordinating upgrades to one of the Town’s wells and their surface water treatment plant with the unique seasonal demand patterns of college town. The presentations were evaluated by three judges. As winner of the contest, Amy receives a complimentary registration to the American Water Works Association’s National Conference and Exposition in San Diego , CA and has the opportunity to give a poster presentation on her work in Amherst.

Amy is a registered professional engineer who specializes in drinking water. She has worked on a variety of projects focused on water supply, treatment and distribution for both surface water and groundwater supplies. Her contributions include development of specifications and drawings, data analysis, computer modeling, and funding and permit application preparation. Amy joined Tighe & Bond in 2004 after obtaining her bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University and her master of science in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Amy is a member of the NEWWA Groundwater Committee and the Massachusetts Water Works Association Program Committee. She currently resides in Westfield, MA.

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, Massachusetts; Danbury, Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut. Tighe & Bond is annually ranked among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally by the Engineering News Record and was recently named among the best civil engineering firms to work for by CE News. The firm provides engineering and environmental services to public and private clients in government, industry, health care, education, real estate, and power utility markets.

For more information regarding Tighe & Bond’s capabilities, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Director of Marketing, 413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com.

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