Environmental Resolutions, Inc. Co-Brands Under Cardno Name

Merger with infrastructure leader creates expanded opportunity and global strength

Oct 18, 2010, 08:06 ET from Environmental Resolutions, Inc.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI), a leader in environmental consulting and remediation services, announced today that it has rebranded itself, Cardno ERI, 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 staff working on projects in over 70 countries.

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Steve Zigan, President of Cardno ERI, said that, "Combining our capabilities with the reputation and expansive reach of Cardno creates an excellent platform for growth.  The alliance brings broader skill sets, capabilities, and a larger scale of operations to our clients."

The Cardno portfolio of companies provides Cardno ERI and its clients with a wider 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 ERI to provide critical support to developing communities and those adversely affected by natural disasters and conflict.

Michael Renshaw, President of Cardno USA, remarked, "Broadening our capabilities in the environmental assessment and remediation business is a natural extension of Cardno's core business. Looking at the long-term growing infrastructure needs of the community and associated environmental challenges, we see significant opportunity for Cardno."

"Emerging environmental laws and regulations are proving key drivers of market growth.  At the same time, more and more countries are focused on the need to improve their infrastructure, so significant amounts of money will be allocated to these projects. We are bolstering our stable of solutions with additional environmental-related strength to create opportunities for our business, clients, employees and the communities we serve," he added.

This past June, Cardno also merged with ENTRIX Inc., one of the country's largest pure-play firms in natural resources management and environmental consulting.  ENTRIX also announced today that it is rebranding as Cardno ENTRIX. These two subsidiaries significantly expand Cardno's North American presence while establishing an even stronger foothold within the strategic environmental arena.  

Mr. Zigan added, "We are already experiencing the impact and cross-selling potential of belonging to a global network.  Our capabilities are mutually compatible and complementary with Cardno ENTRIX, and we have also begun to tap the diverse range of resources Cardno offers internationally.  We expect the momentum to build."

For further information, please contact:

Keith Romstad

Senior Principal/COO

Cardno ERI

707 766 2040


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 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.  

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.

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