SCS Engineers Celebrates 40 Years of Superior Client Service

April 1, 2010


Long Beach, CA – April 1, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of SCS Engineers (SCS) as a leading environmental consulting and contracting company. Three engineers, Bob Stearns, Tom Conrad and Curt Schmidt, founded SCS in 1970 – three weeks before the first Earth Day and eight months before establishment of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

More than 6,500 public and private sector clients have retained SCS to conduct over 37,000 assignments in support of their environmental protection programs.  The firm serves all levels of government and Fortune 500 manufacturing, mining, oil production, chemical, utilities, defense, and service companies, including those in solid waste, retail, hospitality, real estate, food storage and logistics.  “We are able to mark this milestone only because our loyal clients have entrusted us to address their environmental challenges as if they were our own,” said Jim Walsh, President of SCS.

SCS delivers a full spectrum of solid waste engineering services including siting and designing landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities and related engineering and planning services.  The firm consistently has ranked as the top solid waste engineering company by Engineering News-Record.  SCS’s biogas practice is one of the world’s largest and includes design, construction, and operation of a wide range of systems to collect biogas from landfills, sewage treatment plant digesters, and coal beds for use as renewable sources of energy.  More than 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions are destroyed each year in systems maintained by SCS.

SCS helps clients comply with complex environmental and safety regulations using state of the art technologies and methods for water, air, toxics, greenhouse gas, and waste management issues.  Another large practice area for the firm is to help develop properties that have been affected by releases of chemicals or used for waste disposal.  SCS continues to forge creative and economically sound redevelopment approaches for such “brownfield” sites by turning unproductive land into useful assets.

The SCS Field Services group provides construction and operations, maintenance and monitoring services for environmental protection systems. SCS Energy provides design, construction, and operation services for renewable energy systems utilizing biogas.  These groups provide SCS clients with single-point-of-responsibility solutions that promote sustainability and minimize life cycle costs.

SCS is wholly-owned by its more than 650 employees, a business model that has helped the firm grow to 47 offices in 23 states plus operations in Latin America and Asia.