Pennsylvania American Water has received the 2010 Client of Distinction Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) during the group's annual awards banquet on February 4, in Hershey, Pa. This ACEC/PA award acknowledges an engineering client in the public or private sector that has made significant contributions to the advancement and growth of the consulting engineering profession.
Gannett Fleming nominated Pennsylvania American Water for the Client of Distinction Award. As part of ACEC/PA’s award criteria, nominees must demonstrate fair business practices in contracting with engineering firms and provide beneficial approaches toward team building and partnering.
Based in Hershey, Pennsylvania American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people in 36 counties. Gannett Fleming is an international planning, design, and construction management firm based in Harrisburg, Pa.
In its nomination, Gannett Fleming recognized Pennsylvania American Water for its fair business practices, focus on fostering a team-building atmosphere, commitment to quality that goes above and beyond regulatory requirements, and commitment to completing projects on time and on budget.
“We are honored that the engineering profession has recognized Pennsylvania American Water for the expertise and teamwork that go into the water infrastructure projects that serve our customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Engineering David Kaufman. “With the millions of dollars we’re investing to maintain and upgrade water systems, it’s essential that we develop strong partnerships to ensure the highest quality design and construction.”
“Gannett Fleming is proud of the 40-year relationship it has maintained with Pennsylvania American Water,” said Gene C. Koontz, P.E., a senior vice president and director of the Environmental Resources Division at Gannett Fleming. “Throughout those four decades, Pennsylvania American Water has proven to be a reliable, trustworthy and value-oriented client. Gannett Fleming looks forward to continuing to partner with such an esteemed organization in the future.”
The ACEC/PA works to strengthen the practice of consulting engineering and its member firms by enhancing public understanding of the importance of quality engineering to a building project's success. Membership is open to independent firms of all sizes that provide engineering and related services through licensed professionals on an as-needed basis within the commonwealth.
About Pennsylvania American Water
Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.
About Gannett Fleming
Gannett Fleming is an international planning, design, and construction management firm based in Harrisburg, Pa. As our firm continues to grow and expand, we never forget our key mission: to make our clients successful. Dedication, creativity, and enthusiasm are the hallmarks of our employees. With expertise in transportation, environmental resources, facilities, and information technology, our clients experience the quality driven approach of our employees on each and every project. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 certified nationwide. We serve clients across the U.S. and abroad from more than 60 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gannettfleming.com.
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