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ARS ALEUT REMEDIATION, LLC RECEIVES CERTIFICATION
UNDER THE SBA 8(a) PROGRAM

Press Release:  Port Allen, LA (July 25, 2014) – ARS Aleut Remediation, LLC (AAR) an Alaskan Native Corporation, Small Disadvantaged Business and a wholly owned subsidiary of ARS International, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a participant in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. AAR can now pursue federal government contracts leveraging opportunities set aside for 8(a) companies as well as sole source contracts.

ARS Aleut Remediation General Manager, R. Steven Shirley stated upon the receipt of the SBA’s certification letter, “AAR looks forward to the opportunity to bring our corporate experience providing environmental characterization, remediation and demolition services to our current and new clients while affording them the opportunity to achieve their 8(a) SDB utilization goals.”

The SBA 8(a) program was designed to provide business development assistance to companies owned and managed by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In order to be certified by the SBA, an applicant firm must: be a small business; be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character, be citizens of the United States; and must demonstrate potential for success.

About ARS Aleut Remediation, LLC
ARS Aleut Remediation, LLC (AAR) is an SBA certified 8(a), Alaskan Native Corporation, Small Disadvantaged Business and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ARS International, LLC. Established in 2013, AAR specializes in providing environmental remediation and other services to Federal clients and has offices in Port Allen, LA and North Augusta, SC.

About ARS International, LLC
ARS International, LLC (ARS) is an Alaskan Native Corporation, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Aleut Corporation. Since its inception in 1993 ARS has provided environmental services to the U.S DOE, DOD, USACE, and commercial industries in the form of hazardous material remediation, laboratory analysis, and construction/demolition services. For more information please visit our website at
www.amrad.com.

About The Aleut Corporation
The Aleut Corporation is one of the thirteen regional Native corporations established in 1972 under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Operations of The Aleut Corporation and subsidiaries include Government Contracting, Telecommunications, Environmental Remediation, Fuel Sales, and Real Estate Management. For more information please visit our website at aleutcorp.com.


COLUMBIA TECHNOLOGIES CELEBRATES MAJOR BUSINESS EXPANSION
DURING STATE OF MARYLAND TRADE MISSION

Press Release, December 2, 2013:   In conjunction with the State of Maryland Trade Mission to Brazil, COLUMBIA Technologies is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its services in Brazil.  COLUMBIA’s business growth over the past two years is culminating with the establishment of its subsidiary company, COLUMBIA Technologies Brazil; a formal partnership with ARAGON Perfuracoes e Sandagens of Sao Paulo; and a teaming agreement with CH2M HILL Brazil. COLUMBIA Technologies international footprint now spans across four continents and includes projects in Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, leading the Trade Mission to Brazil said of COLUMBIA’s expansion:  “I want to congratulate COLUMBIA Technologies on their decision to expand into Brazil, one of the world’s fastest growing economies.  In today’s competitive global marketplace, it’s important for buisnesses of all sizes to tap into opporturnities to grow and market their products and services to new customer around the world.”

COLUMBIA Technologies Brazil will provide high-tech direct sensing for environmental contamination and data management services involving complex environmental site investigations for the leading industries and manufacturers in Brazil.  The company also inked a partnership with Brazil’s ARAGON Perfuracoes e Sondagens Ltda. to provide state-of-the-art drilling and support services to COLUMBIA’s Brazil projects, and signed a teaming agreement with CH2M HILL Brazil to provide direct sensing and data management services to two major accounts in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

About COLUMBIA Technologies: COLUMBIA Technologies is a global specialty contractor dedicated to providing world-class innovative data collection, analyses, visualization, mapping and tracking tools to optimize soil and groundwater remediation. In addition, their cloud-based information platform, SmartData Solutions® integrates soil stratigraphy and groundwater contamination data into easy to interpret decision making information.  Founded in 1999, COLUMBIA has successfully performed over 1,500 high resolution site characterizations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia over 300 customers including 20 of the top 40 global environmental design firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.



EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Honored with Business Achievement Award for its Stormwater Program Management Practice

Hunt Valley, Maryland (11 March 2013)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has won a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), for the growth of its Stormwater Program Management for Transportation Modals practice.  EBJ recognized the company for implementing a variety of initiatives that are enhancing the way stormwater is managed by state transportation agencies.  This is the sixth consecutive year that EA has been honored by EBJ for outstanding business achievement.

Working on behalf of a variety of state transportation agencies, EA has been instrumental in revising existing stormwater management programs to effectively utilize limited client resources, reduce costs, and enhance pollutant reduction efforts.  EA provides complete National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance services and technical assistance, including developing strategies for managing Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) baseline pollutant loading and reductions achieved through Best Management Practices (BMPs), and ranking them according to performance and life-cycle costs.  On the national level, EA prepared the 2012 National Synthesis on Pollutant Load Reductions Strategies for Highway TMDLs and BMPs for Environmental Compliance and Stewardship at Highway Transportation Maintenance Facilities document for the Transportation Research Board.  The award also recognizes EA for achieving national prominence in this area during the past 3 years.


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