SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

March 12, 2012 09:00 ET

TRC Announces Strategic Partnership With EORM

Acquires the Assets of EORM's East Region Operations; Move Strengthens TRC's Environmental Management and Sustainability Service Offerings

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with EORM, a leading provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS) consulting services based in San Jose, California. Under the agreement, TRC will acquire all assets of EORM's East Region Operations based in Danvers, Massachusetts. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

EORM provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical EHS and sustainability consulting solutions including assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training and communication. EORM's East Region Operations serves a client base primarily within the manufacturing sector.

"The acquisition of EORM's East Region Operations is a great fit and further enhances TRC's position in the Environmental Management, Sustainability and Safety market and within the industrial sector as a whole complementing our recent acquisitions of RMT Environmental and The Payne Firm," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Vincze. "These markets represent an attractive growth opportunity for TRC as business and industry contend with an increasing array of environmental regulations, corporate requirements, and stakeholder expectations for transparency. EORM's East Region consulting services will add depth to our own Environmental Management and Sustainability (EMS) services, strengthening our cross-selling opportunities and ability to pursue larger, high-margin projects through our combined operations. EORM has an outstanding reputation in the markets it serves and we welcome their talented staff to TRC."

Glenn B. Fishler, President and CEO of EORM, said, "TRC is a highly regarded company with a well-earned and established reputation in the industry. EORM's clients will benefit from TRC's depth of environmental service offerings, expertise and customer-focused business philosophy. This deal allows EORM to continue to focus its strategic growth in the Western United States while partnering with a national firm in areas that will be mutually beneficial. Our East Region Operations staff looks forward to joining TRC and operating as part of a larger company with a strong EMS growth strategy that will provide added services and value to our clients."

This strategic partnership leverages the geographic locations and consulting strengths of TRC's and EORM's offices to give both firms added depth and reach. It enables EORM to better serve their existing clients' East Coast and Mid-West needs; adds to TRC's Environmental Management Sustainability services and resources on the West Coast; and, together, enables the two firms to partner nationally on a full range of project types.

Vincze concluded, "This partnership with EORM represents another milestone as we execute on our growth strategy, which strikes a balance between investing in organic growth, strategic partnerships and acquisitions to drive profitability and value to our clients and shareholders."

About TRC
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 and updates from the Company, visit TRC's website at and follow us on Twitter at @TRC_Companies and on LinkedIn.

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