URS Corporate History

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Founded and incorporated as Broadview Research Corp

1951

Won its first big contract with the US Army

1957 - 1971

Changed name to United Research Services (URS)

1962

Became Public

1976

Went near bankruptcy

1989

Became Profitable again

1991

Bought E.C. Driver & Associates

1995

Acquired Greiner Engineering - Doubled its US offices and gave presence in Asia

1996

Acquired Woodward-Clyde - Doubled its private-sector business

1997

Purchased Thorburn Colquhoun

1999

Purchased Dames & Moore -doubled URS's size and increased international presence

1999

Project - Provided environmental services to US Air Force installations

2000

Project - Design of a water treatment plant in Lancaster, Ohio

2000

Project - Design of downtown Atlanta's 17th St. Bridge

2001

Acquired EG&G - gained more earnings from federal defense contracts

2002

Formed a security services group

2002

Acquired Washington Group International for $2.6 million

2007

Purchased Tryck Nyman Hayes - helped build presence in Alaska

2008

Purchased LopezGarcia

2008

Beat out rival CH2M Hill in a bid over Wilson Group

2010