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ROCKVILLE, MD - Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has opened a new office in Sayre, Pa., which will serve as a staging ground for increased oil and gas services in and around the region.

The Sayre office offers a full suite of environmental services, including asbestos abatement, UST/AST work, Municipal Planning/Zoning and more. Additionally, the new office will expand Apex's broad suite of services that span the full life-cycle of our client's assets in the region, from lease development through design, permitting, construction, operations and site restoration (decommissioning).

Expanded oil & gas service offerings include, but are not limited to:

- Air, soil, water and waste compliance and permitting

- Environmental management system and compliance support

- Land disturbance, permitting and inspection

- Produced water / flow-back water management

- Site assessment, remediation and regulatory closure

- Pad site / surface impoundment liner repair

- Erosion and sedimentation control (E&SC)

- Site restoration/decommissioning

- Property transfer due diligence

- Emergency response

"Apex, a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, has experienced environmental, engineering, permitting, and construction personnel that have in-depth knowledge of local conditions, regulatory communities and best available technologies that are integral to unconventional shale gas development," says Stephen J. Polzella, Sayre Branch Manager. "The local economy is dependent on the industries we'll service and Apex is eager to assist the companies that do this business, while employing the local residents trained in these professions."

Focused on minimizing environmental liabilities and hurdles to maximize client business opportunities, Apex recently acquired TITAN Engineering, Inc. (Dallas, Texas), Ash Creek Associates, Inc. (Portland, Ore.), A2L Technologies (Tampa, Fla.) and Management and Technical Resources, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.), privately held environmental and engineering services firms.

Apex was recently named a 2013 Top 200 Environmental Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine). Placing at No. 77, this ranking is 22 spots higher than the company's previous ranking, and it's highest ever. Fueled by record sales, outstanding client retention and strategic acquisition, Apex was also named a Top 30 All-Environmental Firm (No. 20) for the first time. And based on its 3-year growth rate in gross revenue, Apex was recognized by The Zweig Letter as one of the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada, ranking 21st on the 2013 Hot Firm List.

Article submitted by Apex Companies.