Merrick & Company Receives Award from Governor Ritter for Excellence in Exporting

    DENVER, June 20 /CNW/ - Merrick & Company recently received the
Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award honors Colorado
companies that have made outstanding contributions to exporting during the
past year.

    "We are really pleased to be one of only a handful of Colorado companies
to receive this award," said Ralph Christie, President and CEO, Merrick &
Company. "This award demonstrates our commitment to expanding our
international export services, primarily in the geospatial and life sciences
markets," he said.

    Merrick was among four companies to receive the award at Colorado's 27th
Annual World Trade Day Conference that was held at the Colorado Convention
Center May 17. Merrick received the award for establishing subsidiary offices
in Guadalajara, Mexico, and in Ottawa, Canada, as well as for having
successful projects in Malaysia, Australia, and Colombia. The company's export
revenues over the past year were for professional services and totaled nearly
$5.5 million. Mr. Brian Raber, Vice President of Merrick's GeoSpatial
Solutions business unit and President of the Mexican subsidiary, accepted the

    Since 1970, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting has
recognized businesses of all sizes and industries that are located in
Colorado, and is given for outstanding commitment to international trade. In
2006, Colorado's exports set a new record, registering $7.6 billion.

    Merrick & Company is an employee-owned professional services firm with
headquarters in Aurora, CO, and annual revenues of over $60 million. Merrick
provides architecture and engineering services for special-use buildings,
design-fabricate services for high containment equipment, civil infrastructure
design, biomass-to-energy conversion design, and geospatial services including
photogrammetry, aerial photography, LiDAR, and surveying.

    The firm builds quality solutions for federal, state, municipal, county,
university and private sector clients from offices in Aurora and Colorado
Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Guadalajara, Mexico;
and Ottawa, Canada.


For further information:

For further information: Merrick & Company Linda Strine, 303-726-8416

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