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Small Business Partnerships Earn WESTON EPA Administrator's Award

WEST CHESTER, PA — January 23, 2013 – Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®), a leading environmental, redevelopment, and construction firm, recently received the 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator's Small Business Programs Award for Outstanding Subcontracting Accomplishments as a Prime Contractor.

This award recognizes WESTON's exemplary subcontracting efforts. In 2012 under all its EPA Prime Contracts, the firm awarded 87% of its subcontracted work to Small Businesses, 20% to Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 31% to Woman Owned Small Businesses, 23% to HUBZone Small Businesses, and 11% to Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The firm was commended for exceeding some categorical subcontracting goals by as much as 200%.

"We're very fortunate to partner with small businesses," stated Pam Bayles, WESTON's REGION 5 START Program Manager. "Beyond talent and expertise, they bring unique perspectives, local market insights, and the responsiveness and agility every project needs –attributes that not only complement and complete our teams, but enable us to deliver tremendous value to our clients. Together, we bring EPA a team that is truly the very best."

Robert Beck, WESTON's EPA Client Business Team Leader commented, "It is particularly rewarding to receive this commendation. We have long-standing relationships with several small business subcontract partners on all of our EPA regional contracts. They are truly team members who work seamlessly with WESTON personnel and are key to our continued success on these contracts."

Earlier this year, WESTON's Small Business Program was recognized by the National Veteran's Small Business Coalition with the Champion of Veteran's Enterprise Award for outstanding subcontracting achievements with Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses under its EPA and Air Force contracts. WESTON has also been recognized as a recipient of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Advocate Award for supporting the advancement of women and Woman Owned Small Businesses. In previous years, WESTON had been the recipient of the SBA's Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, the SBA's Award of Distinction, DoD's Nunn-Perry Award, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs and National Veteran's Small Business Coalition's CVE awards.

About WESTON

WESTON is a leader in environmental, sustainable, and energy solutions, property redevelopment, and design/build construction. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company's 1,800 people reach out from 60 offices around the globe to build strong stakeholder relationships that work. WESTON has been responding to its clients' toughest problems for more than 55 years.