ENTRIX, Inc. Co-Brands Under Cardno Name to Reflect Expanded Global Network

Merger with infrastructure leader broadens solutions portfolio and geographic reach

Oct 18, 2010, 08:07 ET from Cardno ENTRIX

HOUSTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTRIX, Inc., one of the country's largest pure-play providers in natural resources management and environmental consulting, announced today that it has rebranded itself, Cardno ENTRIX, to reflect its recent merger with Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD), a global provider of physical and social infrastructure services.  The Australian-based Cardno has over 150 offices worldwide and a resource base of more than 3,700 employees.

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Todd Williams, President and Division Manager of Cardno ENTRIX, stated, "Aligning our firm with an internationally respected brand like Cardno creates a tremendous springboard for growth that we believe will benefit our combined businesses and create increased opportunity for our clients, employees and shareholders alike."

The Cardno portfolio of companies provides Cardno ENTRIX and its clients with a much broader range of civil and structural engineering, transportation, marine, water modeling and planning services.  Moreover, Cardno's leadership in social infrastructure opens a new gateway for Cardno ENTRIX to provide critical support to developing communities and those adversely affected by natural disasters and conflict.

Michael Renshaw, President of Cardno USA, remarked, "Cardno ENTRIX is a strategic addition, and the synergies between our teams are an ideal fit.  Broadening our capabilities in the environmental space is a natural extension of Cardno's core infrastructure business and simply allows us to better serve the growing needs of our clients."  

"As more and more countries focus on the need for improved infrastructure, a lot of money will need to be spent on things like roads and water," he added.  "The general population is becoming increasingly socially conscious and environmentally aware, which places more pressure on governments and corporations to make investments that enact change.  Looking at the longer-term growing infrastructure needs of the community and associated environmental challenges, we see significant upside and opportunity for Cardno."

This past June, Cardno also merged with Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI), an environmental soil and groundwater firm with offices throughout the western United States.  ERI also announced today its rebranding as Cardno ERI. These two subsidiaries, with distinct yet complementary capabilities, significantly expand Cardno's North American presence while establishing an even stronger foothold within the strategic environmental arena.  

Mr. Williams added, "Cardno ENTRIX is already experiencing competitive advantage and client servicing benefits from our expanded global network.  We have teamed up with Cardno ERI on multiple client engagements, and we are leveraging the services and talent across the broader Cardno family.  We are seeing immediate impact, and this is just the beginning."

About Cardno Limited:

Cardno Limited is a family of companies whose integrated professional services are used to plan, design, manage and deliver physical and social infrastructure solutions in developed and emerging economies around the world.  Founded in 1945 in Brisbane, Australia, the company has become an internationally respected leader in infrastructure services with over 150 worldwide offices and a combined resource base of more than 3,700 employees.  Cardno is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX: CDD]. www.cardno.com.

About Cardno ENTRIX: Cardno ENTRIX is an environmental and natural resource management consultancy specializing in water resources management, natural resources management, permitting and compliance, and liability management.  The firm also employs a strong team of economists and litigation support experts.  Among its broad suite of service offerings, Cardno ENTRIX has become widely recognized in the assessment of environmental and economic impacts resulting from oil and chemical-related spills and the associated restoration, rehabilitation and monitoring of impacted sites.  www.cardnoentrix.com.

About Cardno ERI: Cardno ERI is an environmental remediation consulting firm primarily servicing the broad energy sector.  The firm has extensive expertise in managing projects related to the remediation of sites contaminated by the release of fuel hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, metals, priority pollutants, acids and bases, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins. The majority of their work is undertaken for leading oil and gas companies on sites contaminated with hydrocarbon residues, such as service stations, refineries, pipelines, oil fields and bulk oil storage facilities. www.cardnoeri.com.