DENVER, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has been recognized for the second year as the top U.S. environmental firm in Engineering News-Record's (ENR) annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list. "This recognition affirms CH2M HILL as a worldwide industry leader in environmental services," said Gene Lupia, president of CH2M HILL's Environmental Services Business Group. "CH2M HILL has been touted for delivering full-spectrum environmental solutions around the globe, providing integrated services and state-of-the-art technologies on budget and on schedule." Recent environmental highlights for the firm include design build of a water treatment plant for Winter Park, Fla., that uses an innovative, ozone- treatment train on a confined one-acre lot; providing environmental consulting, site evaluation and pipeline installation for the new Jenkins Bricks manufacturing facility in St. Clair County, Ala., which will use landfill gas to satisfy 40 percent of the plant's initial energy needs; piloting a seawater desalination study for the Marin Municipal Water District in Marin County, Calif.; providing environmental restoration, conservation and planning services worldwide to the U.S. Air Force; and providing environmental consulting throughout Europe to a global chemical company. "For more than sixty years, CH2M HILL has been committed to delivering high-quality service to our clients while looking for the solutions that are in the best interest of our environment," said Tom Searle, president of CH2M HILL's Water Business Group. "This ranking is a testament to those core values." CH2M HILL's civil infrastructure, federal and industrial base has grown stronger each year, in part due to the firm's use of forward-thinking design- build delivery models. Additionally, CH2M HILL was also recognized as the nation's No. 1 firm in several subcategories, including design/engineering, site assessment/compliance, water, wastewater, nuclear waste and consulting/studies. The firm ranked as the No. 2 environmental firm working globally and was ranked in the top 10 in almost all other environmental fields, including construction/remediation, hazardous waste, water treatment/desalination and solid waste. The firm was also recently ranked the number one program management firm and received a top five ranking in the list of top design firms by ENR, an industry publication of the McGraw-Hill Companies. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private clients. With $4.5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management for fee and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000 employees in regional offices around the world.
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