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MACTEC CONTRIBUTING TO LOCAL ECONOMY

KNOXVILLE, Tenn, Oct. 20, 2009 -- Custom railcar liners manufactured locally and used by MACTEC on a project for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to remove coal ash from TVA's facility in Kingston, TN, have helped create jobs and reduced the unemployment rate in Monroe County, Tenn.

MACTEC has retained MHF Services to supply the custom-made railcar liners for the project. The liners, fabricated at MHF's Sweetwater, Tenn., plant, are made of heavy-duty black plastic. Due to the number of liners needed for the railcars, MHF Services has hired 55 additional workers since July 22, a significant number in this area with 18.5 percent unemployment.

"We're very happy that this team effort between TVA, MHF Services and MACTEC has made a significant contribution to the local economy as well as contributing to the project's overall success," said Ann Massey, CEO, MACTEC. The liners are wrapped burrito-style around the ash from the TVA Kingston ash recovery project, inside railcars. A typical train has 110 railcars, so at least that many liners are supplied daily to MACTEC.

"MHF Services workers at its local Sweetwater facility are manufacturing 770 liners a week needed for the project," said Bob Shawver, President, MHF Services. "We expanded our work force and ramped up to running shifts around the clock to keep up with the demand of this very important project."

MHF Services (www.mhfservices.com) is an integrated packaging, transportation and logistics provider offering seamless solutions for generators and shippers of radioactive, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste, materials, and byproducts. MHF provides transportation and logistics solutions to U.S. Department of Energy contractors, and companies in the nuclear utilities, environmental services, energy, mining, metals, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

MACTEC (www.mactec.com), based in Alpharetta, GA, is a leading engineering and design, environmental, and construction firm focused on four strategic business lines: Industrial/Commercial, Infrastructure (Transportation and Municipal), Energy, and Federal. MACTEC offers an ever-broadening portfolio of sustainable solutions, from renewable energy to industrial facility asset management. With annual revenues over $490 million, MACTEC's 3,000-plus employees work from over 80 offices nationwide.

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