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Washington Group International and REM Engineering Services Enter Into SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Agreement
REM Engineering employee recieves outstanding service award
REM Engineering Services renews contract to support NETL's ISO 14001 Certification
REM Engineering Services is moving to a new location
REM Engineers Complete Course Training
REM Management acquires new office and machining facility
Commercialization efforts for spiral technology now underway
REM Engineering Services accept contract to support NETL'S ISO 14001 Certification
REM Engineering Services introduces new software package for industry and research organizations
REM Partners with top mechanical designer to acquire new projects
Morgantown engineering firm awarded first prime government contract with Department of Energy

Washington Group International and REM Engineering Services Enter Into SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Agreement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Washington Group International, Inc. (NASDAQ: WGII) and REM Engineering Services announced recently that they have entered into the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program.

Under the SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program, Washington Group International (mentor) and REM Engineering (protégé) can actively pursue any federal small business set-aside as a single company. Clients can now fulfill small business and SBA 8(a) requirements by contracting with a small business with the capabilities, resources, and experience of a Fortune 500 company.

Along with being a great contracting vehicle for both companies, Washington Group International will provide technical, management, and business development support to REM Engineering to assist in their development of a strong business base and infrastructure to grow and graduate from the SBA 8(a) Program.

The SBA has recognized Washington Group International for the programs the company offers to provide opportunities for small-business participation in its projects. Earlier this year the SBA selected Washington Group International for the 2004 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award For Excellence, which recognizes the company’s commitment to continually improve the effectiveness of their small business program.

REM Engineering is an SBA 8(a) certified small and disadvantaged business. The firm serves the energy research and development, power and environmental solutions markets. REM Engineering’s strategic partnerships, past contract performance and highly trained personnel have lead the small business to see dramatic growth in a relatively short period of time.

Dr. Esmail Monazam, President and owner of REM Engineering Services, has over 18 years of providing energy-related research and development services to the federal government. “REM Engineering is excited about entering into the mentor-protégé relationship with Washington Group International,” said Dr. Monazam. “The mentor-protégé relationship is a win-win situation for both companies.”

Washington Group International is a large prime contractor with approximately 27,000 employees at work in over 40 states and more than 30 countries, the company provides professional, scientific, management, and development services in more than two dozen major markets. For more information on REM Engineering Services and Washington Group International’s Mentor-Protégé Agreement visit www.remengineering.com.


REM ENGINEERING EMPLOYEE RECEIVES OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On April 2, 2004 REM Engineering Services’ Timothy E. Fout was awarded with the Outstanding Service Award at a company gathering honoring his achievements at the firm. REM President Dr. Esmail Monazam presented the award to Mr. Fout in appreciation of his efforts in making REM one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the region.

Mr. Fout has been with the firm since November of 1999 and has worked on an array of projects, helping build the firm into a premier provider of engineering services. Mr. Fout earned his BS and MS in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and served as the Visual Science Program Director for REM Engineering Services for over two years. He played an instrumental role in attaining the firm’s SBA 8(a) certification and has helped market REM’s capabilities to major government agencies all while fulfilling his duties as the Visual Science Program Director.

The Outstanding Service Award is the first of its kind to be presented to any REM Engineering Services employee. A celebration with co-workers was held for Mr. Fout in honor of the award, but the gathering also served to many as a way to say goodbye to a collogue and good friend.

Mr. Fout recently announced that he would be taking on a new position working for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the National Energy and Technology Laboratory (NETL) as a project manager here in Morgantown. While his talent and prescience will be greatly missed by the firm, everyone wishes him luck in his new position. “Tim has been a great employee and that is why I feel it is necessary to take a moment and thank him for his contribution in help making REM Engineering Services an industry leader. Tim was my first employee and has, along with others, helped REM grow its capabilities into new and innovative programs that are highly sought after,” said Dr. Monazam at the award gathering.

Mr. Fout was presented with a plaque and a luncheon honoring his service to the company. The Preston County habitant expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work for REM Engineering Services and was also appreciative of the award.

The firm has moved quickly in acquiring the proper personnel to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Fout. REM Engineering Services is involved in many new ventures that promise to yield major benefits to the young firm in the year to come. Attaining the proper professionals for each task has proven to be the company’s strength in securing research and development funding, as well as, creating partnerships with key industry leaders. REM Engineering Services is an SBA 8(a) certified small business that provides superior technical services to develop, implement and engineer projects ranging from the areas of energy and power, environmental services, information technology and advanced engineering services. For more information on REM Engineering call 598-0882 or visit them on the web at www.remengineering.com


REM ENGINEERING SERVICES RENEWS CONTRACT TO SUPPORT NETL'S ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On June 1, 2003 REM Safety Director, Adrian Larry, will continue conducting internal audits to support the Department of Energy’s National Energy & Technology Laboratory's (NETL) implementation of ISO 14001. REM’s Mr. Larry was awarded a renewal of the ISO contract that initially started last June.

The contracted work performed will allow the NETL sites to be certified in ISO 14001, as well as, the creation of a centralized informational hub for the two sites. The contract schedule includes numerous tasks that are relatively new and challenging to safety engineers. “We are currently in the process of implementing the ISO 14001 environmental management system. The National Energy Technology Lab is integrating the ISO 14001 standard into the corporate culture by means of internal auditing and awareness training. These processes will allow for the NETL to attain ISO certification in the near future and also provide a healthier, greener environment, for not only the NETL employees, but the surrounding community," said REM Safety Director Adrian Larry.

The renewed contract is scheduled to begin June 1, 2003 with a completion date of May 31, 2004. For more information about REM's safety department's capabilities and schedule call (304) 598-0882.


REM ENGINEERING SERVICES IS MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Over the coarse of the next month, REM Engineering Services main office will be moving to a new location at 3537 Collins Ferry Road in Morgantown. REM’s Morgantown operation was previously based just down the road at 3555 Collins Ferry Road.

The firm is celebrating its fifth year in business during 2003. REM’s president and owner Esmail Monazam, PhD, P.E., believes the move to the new location will greatly benefit the firm allowing it to not only expand its services but also allow for increased customer and employee accessibility. REM’s phone number 598-0882 will remain unchanged. For any questions about the firm’s new location contact the main office at 598-0882.


REM ENGINEERS COMPLETE COARSE TRAINING

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - REM Engineering Services personnel have completed on-going educational courses in mechanical engineering and scientific visualization in efforts to increase the firm's growing scope of capabilities. The classes were offered in August on-site at the NETL in Morgantown, WV.

REM's lead mechanical design engineer, Dane McClaflin, participated in two certified ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) courses that lasted for a duration of approximately two weeks. The focus of the first coarse was to enhance participants' understanding and application of the B31.3 Process Piping code, while the other coarse dealt with the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels. This was a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels.

REM's visualization department leaders Timothy Fout and Maya Sunil also underwent seven days of Virtools training that consisted of instruction and exercises on the development of virtual worlds using Virtools Dev software. Basic knowledge of the building blocks, attributes and scripts used in Virtools were emphasized in the coarse, as well as, good design techniques that will allow REM to create 3D models optimized for the Virtools real time environment.

REM's President, Esmail Monazam, PhD, P.E., encourages his staff to take part in continuing education courses like these to ensure the type of professional quality engineering work that the firm is known for. For more information on the courses that were covered or about REM Engineering Services contract history, please call (304) 598-0882 or visit REM online at: www.remengineering.com


COMMERCIALIZATION EFFORTS FOR SPIRAL TECHNOLOGY NOW UNDERWAY

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On July 25, 2002 REM Engineering Services Marketing Coordinator's will begin work on a preliminary market report in support of the commercialization of the firm's spiral technology. The technology is a unique, industry specific instrument that allows the mass flow rate of transported materials to be precisely measured.

The instrument's intended use is for the measurement of solid materials transported in a Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB), while actually improving the overall process. It is able to improve the overall economy of operation and is proven to maintain operational safety/stability of the technological process. The spiral requires no calibration and functions continuously without interrupting process operation.

REM has enlisted the help of Red House Consulting (RHC), out of Washington, PA, to help develop a strategic plan for the commercialization of the spiral. RHC will identify target markets and assist in researching industry trends and competing methods.The research will determine if commercializing the spiral is a feasible and worthwhile investment for the firm.

REM Engineering Services is a consulting, research and development firm that performs both prime and subcontracted work at the Department of Energy (DOE) at the National Energy & Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. REM is currently undertaking the spiral commercialization research in hopes to broaden their growing list of products and services, as well as to make other CFB units run more accurately and measure more precisely.


REM MANAGEMENT ACQUIRES NEW OFFICE AND MACHINING FACILITY

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On July 1, 2002 REM Engineering Services President, Dr. Esmail Monazam, closed a deal that will allow the firm to expand their research and development operations. The expansion will include a new machining facility and additional office spaces.

The new facility is located on Collins Ferry Road just one block away from the Department of Energy (DOE) at the National Energy & Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia. The addition of the machining facility comes off the heels of numerous successful investments by the firm. REM has procured over 20 years-combined experience in industrial mechanical design and has invested heavily into state-of-the-art design software and equipment.

The property is now under renovation in preparation for a proposed early fall completion. The firm will use the new facility as a launch pad for their innovative design research and implementation of industry-specific instruments. For further information on REM's current mechanical design capabilities and contract history visit www.remengineering.com


REM ENGINEERING SERVICES ACCEPTS CONTRACT TO SUPPORT NETL'S ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On June 1, 2002 REM Safety Director, Adrian Larry, will begin conducting internal audits to support the National Energy & Technology Laboratory's (NETL) implementation of ISO 14001. A representative of the Environmental Management System (EMS) at both the Morgantown and Pittsburgh NETL sites will direct the task.

The contracted work performed will allow the NETL sites to be certified in ISO 14001, as well as, the creation of a centralized informational hub for the two sites. The contract schedule includes numerous tasks that are relatively new and challenging to safety engineers. "Mr. Larry will be responsible for generating a complete list of EMS records, EMS documentation's, controlled operating procedures and a complete list of monitoring/measurement equipment plus associated calibration information," stated REM President Dr. Esmail Monazam.

The contract is scheduled to begin June 1, 2002 with a completion date of May 31, 2003. For more information pertaining to REM's Safety Department's capabilities and schedule call (304) 285-4447 or e-mail a representative at contact@remengineering.com


REM PARTNERS WITH TOP MECHANICAL DESIGNER TO ACQUIRE NEW PROJECTS

REM Engineering Services expands their professional capabitlities by developing a mechanical design department.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On March 1, 2002 mechanical design expert Tim Floyd and Morgantown based, REM Engineering Services owner and president, Dr. Esmail Monazam, formed a partnership that is expected to draw more funds and potentially create additional hi-tech jobs for the northern West Virginia area. The partnership brings 20 years of professional mechanical design experience to a rapidly growing and diverse engineering firm.

REM Engineering Services was established only two years ago and the firm has already secured multiple prime and subcontracted research and development projects at The Department of Energy in Morgantown. The recent partnership with veteran designer Tim Floyd, who has worked over 10 years for the DOE, opens the door to many other business opportunities for the firm. "Tim Floyd's addition will allow us to actively compete with the larger out-of-state firms that are frequently awarded the majority of contracted design work," said REM owner Dr. Monazam. REM has invested heavily into their new mechanical design department, hiring additional experienced engineers to operate their new software systems and design technologies.

REM Engineering Services is a consulting, research and development firm that has been classified by the United States government as a small and disadvantaged business and as a certified 8(a) program participant. The partnership between the firm and Tim Floyd is one of the many collaborations REM is currently involved with to broaden their scope of capablilities.


REM ENGINEERING SERVICES INTRODUCES NEW SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Jan. 1 - REM Engineering Services, a leader in innovative engineering solutions, offers an exclusive Java based software package that models the steady state performance of cold flow circulating fluidized beds. This software allows researchers to conduct sensitivity analyses through the use of a parametric study tool.

The CFCFB-SS software package provides both graphical and animated representations of the model results, which are easily converted into Microsoft Excel (TM) Files. This software uses a user-friendly interface based on process flow diagrams to accurately organize the various input parameters of the model. Additional features include: drop down menus and pop up windows that show the results of your modeling, also help menus are available that provide descriptions of the various input and output parameters along with how to use several of the software's options.

REM Engineering Services presents the licensed CFCFB-SS software package, backed with customer support, to both industry and research organizations worldwide. For additional information on this product or other REM products, visit us online at: www.remengineering.com


MORGANTOWN ENGINEERING FIRM AWARDED FIRST PRIME GOVERNMENT CONTRACT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 21 -- REM Engineering Services, based in Morgantown, received their first prime government contract on Aug. 15, 2001 for the development of a high temperature solid velocity measurement probe. The contract was issued by the Department of Energy(DOE) at the National Energy and Technology Laboratory(NETL) in Morgantown and will last a duration of 27 months.

REM Engineering Services is an 8(a) certified program participant and is classified by the United States government as a small and economically disadvantaged business. Although this is the firms first prime contract, REM holds several subcontracts with both the DOE and Parson’s Infrastructure and Technology Group Inc. at the NETL in Morgantown. Along with REM’s consulting, research and development contracting experience, they have also branched into the design and manufacturing sector with exclusive software packages for industry and research organizations.

REM Engineering Services was started as a sole proprietorship of Dr. Esmail Monazam, a graduate of West Virginia University. “I created this firm to meet the changing needs of today’s advanced engineering sector by creating client-based, professional solutions for multiple industries and organizations,” said Dr. Monazam. REM looks toward the future with great optimism while laying a solid foundation on which to grow. For more information on REM’s contracting history visit them online at: www.remengineering.com