LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) received two 2011 Business Achievement Awards from the Environmental Business Journal in the categories of Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Merit.

"TRC is proud to be recognized as a leader among our peers in the industry," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We strive for Performance Excellence with regard to all our activities and initiatives. As we continue to grow our business and expand our offerings, we remain committed to our vision of solving the challenges of making the world a better place to live -- community by community and project by project."

In the category of Mergers and Acquisitions, TRC earned a silver medal for its execution of a highly successful acquisition program to support the Company's growth strategy. The 2011 acquisition of three firms -- Alexander Utility Engineering (AUE), the Environmental Business Unit of RMT, and the Payne Firm -- added depth and capability to TRC's service portfolio, expanded reach into new markets, and strengthened the Company's presence in key geographical areas.

TRC was also honored in the category of Project Merit for providing environmental and engineering consulting support to the city of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in its effort to transform an abandoned, contaminated former automobile repair and refueling site into a 127,000 square foot parking garage with a pedestrian walkway that connects downtown with many transportation hubs. TRC worked closely with the city to manage all environmental and engineering aspects for the garage, from site investigation to remedial design and implementation through to construction.

For 14 years the Environmental Business Journal has recognized outstanding business performance in the environmental industry with the Business Achievement Awards. Winners are divided by size and segment, M&A awards, new practice areas and international expansion. Outstanding projects and new technology development or applications are awarded Project Merit Awards or Technology Merit Awards. The awards will be given in an official ceremony in March.

About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com.

About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards: In October-December 2011, Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)

About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.

Contact Information:

Company Contacts:
Angela Cincotta
(978) 656-3594

Catherine Stanley
(978) 656-3538

Investor Contact:
Sharon Merrill Associates
(617) 542-5300