SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

February 28, 2011 09:00 ET

TRC Announces Acquisition of Alexander Utility Engineering

Acquisition Strengthens TRC's Energy Segment and Expands Regional Presence in Texas Energy Marketplace

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it has acquired privately-held Alexander Utility Engineering, Inc. ("AUE") through a combination of cash, stock and subordinated debt. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, AUE is a professional engineering and design firm that specializes in providing a range of services to the electric utility and communications utility marketplaces. AUE's projected net service revenue for 2010 is approximately $3 million. The transaction is expected to be accretive in fiscal 2011.

"The AUE acquisition expands our power engineering presence in Texas, which is an important market for TRC's Energy segment," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This in combination with our Environmental, Infrastructure and existing Power businesses advances our growth strategy in this region. AUE is a well-established, regional engineering firm with strong customer relationships. AUE has access to a number of attractive vertical markets and we expect there will be cross-selling opportunities resulting from this transaction. With approximately 40 employees, the firm has a talented group of professionals led by owner Rick Alexander. We welcome the entire team to the TRC family and look forward to their contributions to our success."

"We are excited about joining TRC, which has a distinguished reputation in our industry," said Rick Alexander, AUE's President and CEO. "This represents an exceptional opportunity to align with a dynamic, national organization. Through this transaction, we now have the ability to broaden our power engineering services in Texas and leverage TRC's footprint to expand our communication engineering services on a national scale. This merger also provides AUE's loyal employees with exciting career opportunities."

Vincze concluded, "Acquisitions are a fundamental component of our overall strategy for profitable growth and AUE is our first step toward achieving this goal. With our strengthened financial capacity, we are continuing to evaluate additional acquisition targets."

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A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information, visit TRC's website at

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