Edmonton, Canada-based Vision HRM Software has acquired Lakewood, Colo.-based accounting software developer Serenic Software.
Atlanta-based Tensar has acquired Evansville, Ind.-based North American Green.
Canadian-based consulting engineering firm UMA Group has merged with Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology, a global provider of professional technical services.
Denver-based MSS* Group has merged with Destin, Fla.-based Telwares Communications. The combined companies will provide TEM solutions to more than 140 Fortune 500 corporations.
Cleveland-based Wastequip acquired assets from Phoenix-based Hi-Rise Recycling pursuant to Section 363 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code.
Orlando, Fla.-based PBS&J has merged with Austin-based Croslin and Associates, which will serve as a division of the firm’s architecture practice.
Morristown, N.J.-based XSPAND and New York-based Plymouth Park Tax Services have contracted with Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to purchase and service delinquent property tax liens.
Polk County, Fla., has contracted with Richardson, Texas-based OptiSoft to replace incandescent traffic and pedestrian signals county-wide. The signals, which use light emitting diodes, include technology that will be able to monitor intersections constantly and detect explosions, crashes and gun shots.
The Los Angeles Metro Gold Line Construction Authority has contracted with Los Angeles-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide preliminary engineering services for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension will be a 24-mile continuation of the Metro Gold Line’s initial phase, which opened in 2003, connecting Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena.
The Los Angeles Southern California Regional Rail has contracted with Orange, Calif.-based J.L. Patterson & Associates to provide on-call engineering services for the Metrolink Commuter Rail System.
El Monte, Calif., which provides transportation services for more than 500,000 passengers annually, has ordered eight SLF 200 compressed natural gas buses from Greensboro, N.C.-based DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses. The 32-foot-long buses will begin service Feb. 1, 2005.
Water, water everywhere
Tampa Bay Water has contracted with Tampa-based PBS&J to provide comprehensive water quality and biological monitoring services to the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility and the Tampa Bypass Canal/Alafia River Water Supply projects. The company will track any potential impact of ongoing Tampa Bay Water operations.
The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management has contracted with Huntsville, Ala.-based ADS Environmental Services to provide maintenance and data reporting services on its monitoring network.
Cape Coral, Fla., has selected Pasadena, Calif.-based MWH to lead its seven-year, approximately $500 million Program Management at Risk Services or Water, Wastewater and Irrigation Facilities Program.
Great Falls, Mont., has extended its contract with Houston-based Veolia Water North America Operating Services to continue managing the city’s wastewater treatment facility operations.
The Cambridge, Mass., Water Department has contracted with Cleveland-based Hexagram to provide software to automate its water meter reading system and to support and facilitate its billing system.
And the winner is…
Aurora, Ill., community station has received two Savvy Awards for excellence in programming and video production from the Washington, D.C.-based City-County Communications and Marketing Association.
Manalapan, N.J.-based Schoor DePalma Technical Manager Fran Bonaccorso has received the 2004 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award from the New Jersey Water Environmental Association.
The Alpena, Mich., municipal wastewater treatment plant operated by Long Beach, Calif.-based Earth Tech has received a 2004 National Clean Water Act Operations Excellence Award for Region V from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Dunbar, W.Va., has received the 2004 National First Place Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award for medium advanced treatment plants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Richmond, Va., Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities has received the Best New Program award from the Mechanicsville-based Virginia Recreation and Park Society for its program designed to take inner-city children on environmental outings.
O’Fallon, Ill., Public Works Department has contracted with Chicago-based Varion Systems to implement Azteca Systems’ Cityworks software to manage water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and transportation assets.
Oneida County, Wis., has contracted with Madison, Wis.-based Geo-Analytics to implement its next generation GIS.
Kissimmee, Fla., has contracted with Bend, Ore.-based Innoprise Software for a new kiosk-based solution for its community development needs, which include planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, inspections and licensing.
Amherst, Mass., has contracted with Aurora, Colo-based Merrick to provide digital orthophotography and mapping.
Baltimore has signed a two-year agreement with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry International to provide an enterprise GIS program.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has contracted with a joint venture of New York-based PB Consult and Washington, D.C.-based Karen Antion Consulting to provide comprehensive program management services for the development of new information technology systems.