And the winner is:
The King County, Wash., Metro Transit System has received the Clean Air Excellence Award from the Washington-based
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using hybrid buses to reduce emissions.
Austin, Texas, City Hall has received a Design Award from Schaumburg, Ill.-based
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute for its site-cast concrete structure.
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County’s Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station has received a Gold Award from Silver Spring, Md.-based
Solid Waste Association of North America for the facility’s energy conservation design.
The Orange County, Calif., Water District has been named Client of the Year by the
Orange County Chapter of the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California for its leadership in managing the county’s groundwater basin.
Escondido, Calif., has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Washington-based
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Financial Report.
Colorado Lining International, a geomembrane manufacturer, has acquired Evansville, Ind.-based
Alliance Golf, a water-feature builder, and is now
ClearWater Construction International.
Signature Control Systems, a manufacturer of turf-grass site management equipment, has acquired Bear Irrigation from Temecula, Calif.-based
Grizzle & Hunter Plastic.
Glen Allen, Va.-based
Schnabel Engineering has merged with Golden, Colo.-based
Lachel Felice & Associates.
El Segundo, Calif.-based
NC4, a crisis management firm, has acquired Arlington, Va.-based
ESP Group, an Internet security company.
Schneider Corp., a geographic information systems provider, has merged with Ames, Iowa-based
Wastequip has acquired North Oxford, Mass.-based
Pioneer Cover-All, which manufactures tarp systems.
Bosch Security Systems has acquired Burnsville, Minn.-based
Telex Communications, a manufacturer of communication equipment.
Albuquerque, N.M., has contracted with Omaha, Neb.-based
HDR, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm, to manage and engineer the city’s Modern Streetcar Project. Also, the
Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with the company to provide overall quality assurance in the construction of the new interchange of Interstates 170 and 340 in St. Louis.
The Fort Worth, Texas, Transportation Authority and San Francisco-based
URS have contracted with Naples, Fla.-based
Neighborhood America to gather public comment on traffic congestion in Tarrant County, Texas.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority has contracted with Reston, Va.-based
MAXIMUS to provide fleet management software and an automated fuel system.
The California Department of Transportation has contracted with New York-based
Parsons Brinckerhoff to design improvements for a section of State Road 94 in San Diego County.
The New York State Department of Transportation has contracted with New York-based
Vollmer to design a deck replacement for the Grand Central Parkway bridge viaduct in Queens.
Omaha and Douglas County, Neb., have contracted with Norfolk, Va.-based CCG Systems to provide fleet maintenance computer software for the Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission.
Daytona Beach, Fla., has purchased geographic information system software from Yarmouth, Maine-based DeLorme.
Woodbury, Minn., has contracted with Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based HRG Tech Group to implement computer software that will track requests from the public through the city’s Web site, telephone calls and other sources.
The Redlands, Calif., Imperial Irrigation District has contracted with locally based ESRI to provide geographic information system computer software.
Illinois has contracted with Lynchburg, Va.-based CTA Communications to help reconfigure the state’s 800 MHz radio system for its emergency workers.
Clayton County, Ga., has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry to provide an aerial imaging database.
Woodbury, Minn., has contracted with Dubuque, Iowa-based Cartegraph to provide computer software for a city-wide work management system.
Safe at home
The Junction City, Kan., Fire Department has purchased a 2005 Pierce Arrow XT rescue pumper truck from York, Neb.-based
Midwest Vehicle Professionals.
The Outagamie County, Wis., Sheriff’s Department has contracted with Castle Hayne, N.C.-based
VisionAIR to provide computer software. Also,
Hoke County, N.C., purchased software from the company to provide jail inmate management and fire management.
Mecosta County, Mich., also purchased the company’s law enforcement records and inmate management software.
Newton County, Ga., has purchased a $4.5 million, 700/800 MHz radio system for first responders from Lowell, Mass.-based
The Plainfield, Ill., Police Department has contracted with Denver-based
Municipal Software to provide software for Web-based code enforcement services.
The Chester County, Pa., Department of Emergency Services has purchased a Web-based alert network for emergency workers from Arlington, Va.-based
Roam Secure. Also, the
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has contracted with the company for the same system that also provides emergency information to civilians.