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Joe Geary of Woodard & Curran Wins Massachusetts Water Works Pride Award

Posted November 19, 2009 by

Lawrence, Massachusetts. (November 13, 2009) – Woodard & Curran’s Joe Geary has received the Massachusetts Water Works Association’s 2009 Water Works Pride Award. The award is given each year to an individual “gives that extra effort to make a difference in the water works profession.”

Geary is the Plant Manager for the City of Lawrence, MA’s Water Treatment Facility, which Woodard & Curran contract operates for the City, where he oversees all aspects of facility operations. Under Geary’s leadership, the facility has experience no compliance violations or unexpected down time. He has helped put more effective processes in place to maintain efficient operations and keep the facility in compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.

Geary has been a water treatment professional for more than 21 years, and has served as plant or operations manager in numerous cities across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. “This award is a recognition of Joe’s hard work and dedication to the water industry,” says Steve Niro, Woodard & Curran Senior Vice president and Operations & Management Business Center Manager. “It is a testament to his talent, commitment, and professionalism and his years of commitment.”
Woodard & Curran is a 550-person, integrated engineering, science, and operations company serving clients locally and nationwide celebrating its 30th year in business. Visit www.woodardcuran.com for more information.


Stormwaterworks.com Installs Hydrodynamic Separator in Stamford

Posted November 19, 2009 by

Long Island Sound: Water clean enough to drink?

On Friday, November 6, Stormwaterworks.com, will be installing its first Hydrodynamic separator in the state at Stamford’s Harbor Point Development Project – Terre Kleen is a unit that relies in part on 80 year old technology adapted from the potable water system arena.

“The reason that this installation is so exciting” says Stormwaterworks owner Nanda Zimmerman, “is that the Terre Kleen unit is a water quality treatment vault which will capture sediment, trash/debris and oil preventing this pollution from reaching The Sound. Containing this pollution will have a positive impact on the water quality in our harbor and Long Island Sound.”

Additionally, the Terre Kleen is highly efficient at capturing and containing pollutants in a smaller footprint. This efficiency allows building contractors to install these systems in projects where space is at a premium. This ultimately makes stormwater treatment more accessible, further cleaning up our local waters. Cleaning The Sound and keeping it that way is so important to the quality and way of life in Connecticut, as well as the rest of the Eastern Seaboard.

Stormwaterworks.com LLC is Stamford based woman owned company whose mission is to help businesses and municipalities manage and improve stormwater runoff. By cleaning stormwater runoff, we are able to improve the quality of water entering US receiving waters: lakes, rivers, streams and Long Island Sound.

For further information Stormwaterworks.com can be contacted by email info@stormwaterworks.com


Mabbett & Associates Designated a “Hot Firm”

Posted November 16, 2009 by

BEDFORD, Massachusetts (November 13, 2009) – Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (M&A) is pleased to announce that M&A has ranked #191 on the 2009 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List as a small business on its first attempt. The “Hot Firm” designation has been synonymous with success in the architecture,  engineering, and the environmental consulting industry.

The 2009 Hot Firm List is produced by ZweigWhite in conjunction with the Zweig Letter. Since October 2000, ZweigWhite, the sector’s leading management consultancy, has recognized the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms on the basis of percentage growth and dollar growth equally over a three year period, to allow both small and large  businesses to participate. Each firm is assigned a dollar ranking and a percentage ranking. The two numbers are added together for a total score. Firms must be based in the United States or Canada, be in business as of January 1, 2005, and have gross revenue of at least $1M.

From 2005 to 2008, Mabbett & Associates, Inc. witnessed 68% revenue growth.

M&A was featured in both the August and October editions of the Zweig Letter. The firm was officially recognized and presented its award at the recent Hot Firm?s Conference held in Las Vegas.
“Do what you do well and what you don’t do well, don’t do” states Arthur N. Mabbett President about his operating business philosophy over the years. “We’ve stayed true to that and, as such, we’ve had a successful business. I would rather be paid a nickel a year forever than $1 once, to get repeat business opportunities. I want to thank the entire M&A Team of talented and dedicated professionals who have all positively contributed to the growth of the firm. Their efforts in helping the firm to diversify especially into the Life Sciences and the Federal sectors are to be applauded. I also want to thank our clients for their confidence and repeat business. I am sure that the firm will continue to grow and expand in the years ahead. Our fiscal year ending April 2009 was our best year ever.”

Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (M&A) is an award-winning and internationally recognized firm that provides integrated multi-disciplinary environmental, health and safety and sustainable energy consulting and engineering services. For over 29 years, M&A has delivered value-added professional services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. M&A is a US Department of Veterans Affairs Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Pawtucket, RI and Reston, VA.


Conti Federal Services, Inc. Awarded Contract from the Department of the Air Force

Posted November 11, 2009 by

Conti Federal Services, Inc., of South Plainfield, NJ, was awarded on September 25, 2009, an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity – Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the Department of the Air Force under the Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction 2009 (WERC09) contract, Full and Open Competition. The WERC09 acquisition will provide environmental restoration and environmental construction activities at sites located on DoD (primarily Air Force) installations worldwide, as well as any other sites for which the AFCEE customers have responsibility. Requirements will be primarily environmental restoration/remediation efforts that include completion of a conceptual design, construction, implementation, demolition, repair, and operation and maintenance of installed systems prior to delivery to the Government.  Performance-Based Remediation (PBR) requirements are addressed in this contract. Traditional engineering and construction needs are a secondary requirement and include design, construction, demolition, repair, and operation and maintenance prior to delivery to the Government. The contract maximum value is $3,000,000,000 for all WERC09 awardees.  The HQ AFCEE/ACV, Brooks City Base, TX, is the contracting activity (Solicitation Number FA8903-08-R-8348).

Founded over 100 years ago on traditional principles and values, Conti is a diversified, dynamic, and entrepreneurial company well positioned for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Conti is a leader in Construction, Management Services, Engineering and Development; serving the markets of Infrastructure, Federal Services, Homeland Security, Buildings, Power, Industrial and Renewable Energy for clients in both the public and private sectors through the following affiliated companies Conti Enterprises, Inc., Conti Federal Services, Inc., Conti Services, LLC., Conti of New York, LLC., SunDurance Energy, LLC and Alternity Power, LLC.

Contact: Jay Price
Phone: (908)  791-4145


New Region 1 EPA Regional Administrator – R.I.’s Spalding Named New England EPA Administrator

Posted November 6, 2009 by

Posted by Boston Globe Business Team November 5, 2009 04:12 PM

By Beth Daley

After months of speculating, Curt Spalding, the longtime executive director of Save the Bay in Rhode Island, has just been named New England’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief. Spalding was considered a strong candidate, but pundits were placing bets on Charlie Lord, who helped found Boston College’s Urban Ecology Institute or David Cash, Massachusetts assistant secretary for policy at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Months have gone by without an appointment and the decision is being met at the EPA with relief there is a new leader at the helm. Former Bush-era New England EPA chief Robert Varney left for the private sector months ago.

This from an EPA announcement: “Spalding has extensive experience as an advocate, policy analyst and administrator. For almost 20 years he served as Executive Director of Save the Bay Rhode Island, a 20,000 member environmental advocacy and education organization. He established the Narragansett BayKeeper and Habitat Restoration programs which reconnected Save The Bay to ecologically important Bay issues and oversaw the successful completion of the $9 million Explore The Bay Campaign and construction of the Save The Bay Center at Fields Point in Providence, RI. Prior to joining Save the Bay, Spalding was an Environmental Protection Specialist and Presidential Management Intern at EPA’s offices in Boston and Washington, D.C. Spalding received his bachelor’s degree from Hobart College and an M.P.A. from SUNY at Albany in Albany, NY.”

“It is an honor to be selected by President Obama and I look forward to working with Administrator Jackson as we help our communities and build a green economy,” Spalding said in a prepared statement. “Years ago, I had the choice of any federal agency to work for, and I chose EPA. My passion for EPA’s mission is no less today than it was then. As Regional Administrator I look forward to working with the dedicated EPA New England team in confronting the environmental challenges currently before us. I am proud to serve the people throughout New England at this time of great promise in protecting human health and the environment.”