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ARM Group Winter Newsletter
December 14, 2012 

Welcome to ARM's Winter 2012-2013 Newsletter!
Founded in 1998, ARM Group Inc. is a dynamic organization comprised of highly talented engineers and scientists whose primary mission is to provide the highest level of service and best value to its growing list of private and public sector clients.  With the 2010 addition of ARM Enertech Associates (AETA) and its 30+ electrical and mechanical engineers and automation specialists, ARM now has eight offices, over 130 employees, and is truly a one-stop shop for all engineering and consulting services in support of the oil and gas industry, the solid waste management industry, and a multitude of other commercial and industrial businesses.  ARM would like to thank all of its customers for helping put us on the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2012.

Did You Know?
Hurricane Sandy
Test Trains by PATH Substation
AETA Aids with Hurricane Sandy
Employees from ARM's electrical engineering subsidiary, ARM Enertech Associates, aided in the restoration of power to the PATH rail system connecting Manhattan to New Jersey following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. [read more   
New ARM Office in Ohio newark office  

ARM now has an office location in Newark, Ohio to support the development of the Utica Shale Formation.  ARM has partnered with Jobes Henderson & Associates, a distinguished engineering firm with over 50 years of experience in Eastern Ohio.  This office location allows ARM to provide water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, permitting, natural resources services, land development engineering, transportation engineering and surveying to the growing oil and gas industry in Ohio. ARM's Ohio operations are managed by Chris Stahl. Please contact Chris at (724) 485-2766 for further information about our location and services.   

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Services
ARM has been providing greenhouse gas reporting services to the solid waste industry for over two years and is poised to expand this capability to the oil & gas sector. [read more
Surveying Capabilitiessurveying 
ARM now has full-service surveying capabilities with the addition of Jim Wagner, PLS, based in ARM's State College Office and William Kmetz, PLS, based in ARM's Wilkes-Barre Office.
Many Businesses Recognize the Safety Significance of ARC Flash Studies
See the Services ARM Enertech Associates is providing for Arc Flash and Short Circuit Analysis. [read more]  
Building Owners Reducing Construction Costs
Many building Owners are reducing construction costs by utilizing shallow foundation systems at sites where more costly deep foundations would have been utilized in the past. [read more]
ARM Wilkes-Barre Office Participated in the WPX Open House
Representatives from ARM's Wilkes-Barre Office participated in the October 13, 2012 WPX Energy Open House in Susquehanna County, PA.  ARM employees provided technical support by answering leaseholder questions pertaining to environmental and permitting topics.  ARM also donated refreshments for the event and distributed literature explaining the Marcellus Shale permitting process.  The Open House event was well-attended, with over 300 WPX leaseholders getting together for a great meal and entertainment.
Featured Projects
ARM and WPX Work Together to Optimize Soil Stabilization Products
Growth on Slope One Month After Installation
Infrastructure demands, both temporary and permanent, required for upstream, midstream and downstream gas development has put a burden on surface water and emphasized the need for practical and efficient erosion and sedimentation (E&S) control devices.
[read more]

ARM Awarded Design and CQA for Lanchester Landfill
Construction of a New Compost Facility
  Area E Project
ARM has been engaged  by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority to complete the final design, bidding phase, and construction-phase engineering services for the first three construction projects of the Lanchester Landfill Area E Expansion project.  ARM is presently performing Construction Quality Assurance and Resident Project Representative services on the second construction phase that will prepare for the ensuing mechanically stabilized earth berm and cell construction.[read more]     
Solar Integrated MSE Berm is Commissioned
South Hadley
Solar Array Installation
             Construction of the first-ever mechanically stabilized earth berm with an integrated solar energy system covering the exterior face was completed at the South Hadley Landfill in Massachusetts in June of this year.  ARM developed the patent-pending design and provided construction-phase engineering services for the 85-kW project, which will generate over 100,000 kWh/year of electricity. [read more]
ARM Geophysics Completes Dam Safety Studies
ARM Geophysics supports Dam Seepage Investigations and Dam Safety Modification Studies with borehole and surface geophysical services.  Over the past 2 years, ARM has provided borehole and surface geophysical services on 10 separate projects in five states.
[read more
Resistivity Anomaly
Volume 2012, No.1 
ARM was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for 2012.
[read more]
ARM was selected as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania in 2012.
[read more]
ARM was named by the Baltimore business Journal as one of the 25 Largest Environmental Consulting Providers in the Baltimore region.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the premier trade organization representing solid waste management in North America, awarded two of ARM's projects with Excellence Awards in 2012. [read more]
Regulatory News/Updates
New Requirements for Industrial Stormwater Discharges in Maryland.
[read more]
The latest PA Solid Waste Regulatory/Legislative News can be found here.  
ARM has Nuclear Regulatory Commission reciprocity with various states across the mid-Atlantic and northeastern US, allowing ARM to offer a broader range of geophysical well logging and construction inspection services to our clients.  
Natural Resource and Cultural Resource Agency Permit Review Items.  Two major, positive changes in the Pennsylvania Habitat Diversity Inventory (PNDI) policy have been implemented, since the summer of 2012 to improve the review process; 1) the on-line environmental tool will accommodate linear projects up to 10 mile in length and area projects up to 1,200 acres; and 2) PNDI receipts and clearance letters by either of the state and federal agencies.  [read more] 
Employee News
Chris Stahl 
Chris Stahl, P.E. has transferred from ARM's Hershey office to its Pittsburgh Office to lead the Oil & Gas Services business unit in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
ARM's continued growth resulted in the hiring of over a dozen outstanding professionals in 2012.
[read more]
Employee News
ARM Building 
Corporate Headquarters:
Hershey, PA
Regional Offices:
Pittsburgh, PA
State College, PA
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Johnstown, PA (AETA)
Harrisburg, PA (AETA)
Columbia, MD
Newark, OH

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