Economic & Engineering Services Inc. joins HDR network

Washington-based consulting and engineering firm Economic and Engineering Services Inc., is joining architecture-engineering-consulting firm HDR, Inc. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, EES will conduct business as HDR/EES...

OMAHA, NE, Sept. 1, 2004 -- Washington-based consulting and engineering firm Economic and Engineering Services (EES) Inc., is joining architecture-engineering-consulting firm HDR, Inc. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, EES will conduct business as HDR/EES.

EES's expertise helping public clients finance and manage water system assets will mesh particularly well with HDR's top 10 national water program, according to George A. Little, president, HDR Engineering, Inc. "We're pleased to welcome EES to HDR and excited about the additional capabilities they will bring to the table," said Little.

"HDR is highly esteemed in the water industry, and EES is proud to become part of that tradition," said EES president Wade E. Hathhorn, Ph.D., P.E. "We're looking forward to the expanded services and greater reach we can offer our clients, and the career opportunities for our employees. We also feel that our cultures are a good fit."

EES employs 70 professionals in five primary Pacific Northwest offices: Bellevue, Olympia, Mount Vernon and Tri-Cities, WA, and Portland, OR.

About EES
Founded in 1978, Economic and Engineering Services, Inc. (EES) is a multi-disciplinary consulting and engineering firm serving clients in municipal government and the public utilities industry. EES has assisted clients in meeting the challenges of program and utility management and navigating competitive and regulatory requirements, where the results of an analysis or program initiative can have far-reaching effects on an entity's financial and organizational viability, as well as ratepayers and the community. The company website is at www.ees-1.com.

About HDR
HDR (www.hdrinc.com) is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 3,400 employee-owners, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 90 locations worldwide, pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. HDR is number 18 overall and 10 in water in Engineering News-Record's 2004 "Top 500 Design Firms" rankings. HDR opened its first Pacific Northwest office in Seattle in 1975 and now employs more than 350 people in 10 cities from Missoula, MT, to Anchorage, AK.

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