LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) has been awarded a $2.5 million contract by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. to design, procure and build a broadband communications network that will improve the reliability of electric service in a test area within their Mid-Hudson service territory. The project will provide connectivity for a new distribution automation system and include the evaluation of Wide Area Network (WAN) technology.

"TRC is excited to provide innovative solutions to our long-term client Central Hudson Gas & Electric," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our telecommunications engineers will help Central Hudson improve grid efficiency by providing real-time intelligence of system conditions; enhance integration of distributed resources; and defer costly system reinforcements."

The project will help prepare Central Hudson's energy networks for the application of new technologies to upgrade substations and improve utility operations.

During the project, TRC will perform permitting, engineering and construction, as well as data networking system design to provide security and redundancy of data. TRC will manage the purchase and installation of equipment throughout. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2015.

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 and updates from the Company, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow TRC on Twitter and StockTwits at @TRC_Companies and on LinkedIn.

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Contact Information:

Company Contacts:
Angela Cincotta
(978) 656-3594

Catherine Stanley
(978) 656-3538

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