Governor James Douglas Welcomes URS to Vermont

RUTLAND, VT – March 19, 2007 – URS Corporation has recently opened a new office in the state of Vermont to provide engineering and consulting services in the environmental, health & safety, and transportation sectors. Governor Douglas was the first to welcome URS, as highlighted in his 2007 State of the State Budget address.

“With a commitment to affordability, an innovative education system and a state-of-the-art telecommunications network, we can establish Vermont as a world center for environmental engineering,” stated the governor during his budgetary speech for 2007. “Thanks to our long-held environmental ethic, our system of higher education and the framework provided by the Vermont Environmental Consortium and the Green Valley Initiative, our state has the foundation from which this sector can grow and create more and better paying jobs across all levels of our economy. There is no state more prepared or motivated to support an industry dedicated to the greatest environmental challenges of our time.”

“We are not just a major company moving into the state, we are your friends, your neighbors, and members of your community,” reflected Maureen Alvarez, senior consultant and general manager. “Although we are a large company that can tackle any engineering challenge, we have the feeling of a small company or family business. Our goal is to be the center of excellence for engineering and consulting services in the state while being a contributing member of the community-at-large.”

“We have been working on engineering projects in the state for more than 20 years and believe the current business climate in Vermont is ideal for us to establish a physical presence here,” remarked Marcel Guay, vice president of URS New England. ?We are confident that expanding into the state of Vermont will better serve our existing clients and establish new relationships. With our local presence supported by our global depth, we hope to be one of Vermont’s premiere firms.”

URS will commemorate this event with a ribbon cutting and open house on March 22 at its new office in Rutland. Governor Douglas will be in attendance to formally welcome URS to the state. For more information, please contact Maureen Alvarez, at 802-774-1010 or maureen_alvarez (at)

About URS:
URS Corporation offers a comprehensive range of professional planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services for transportation, commercial/industrial, facilities, environmental, water/wastewater, homeland security, installations and logistics, and defense systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates in more than 20 countries with approximately 28,900 employees providing architectural, engineering and technical services to federal, state and local governmental agencies, universities as well as private clients in the health care, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, manufacturing, mining and forest products industries.