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CH2M HILL Acquires BBS Corporation

CH2M HILL Acquires BBS Corporation

DENVER,01 October, 2005— CH2M HILL, a global engineering services firm based in Denver, has completed the acquisition of Ohio-based BBS Corporation., a firm specializing in planning, design, and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems.

"With clients demanding more specialty technical expertise, this acquisition is a win-win for both companies," said Tom Searle, CH2M HILL's Water Business Group president. "BBS employees will acquire tremendous career growth opportunities, while CH2M HILL will benefit from BBS' very talented workforce, its healthy client base and its strong engineering and technical reputation."

Since 1937, BBS has developed a reputation for designing and engineering high-quality water and wastewater treatment, conveyance and distribution systems for its clients. The firm has completed more than 200 water system projects for clients including the City of Columbus (since 1948), Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (since 1971), and District of Columbia Water and Sewerage Authority (since 1986).

Through the acquisition, CH2M HILL is able to enact key company strategies including leveraging the company's reputation and staff to expand work for key clients in the Ohio market; acquiring increased capacity to deliver in the region in the area of conveyance and wet weather treatment and experience; leveraging a local east coast presence; and positioning the company in Ohio's emerging design-build market.
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