AECOM Technology Corporation
(; , ) is a professional technical and management support services firm. The company is ranked as the number one design firm for 2010 and 2011 by Engineering News-Record
and number one by Architectural Record
,, 2009Architectural Record
, , June 2009 It provides services in the areas of transportation, planning, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees, AECOM is listed at #353 on the Fortune 500
, , 2009.
The name AECOM is an acronym
for Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Management.
AECOM was launched as an independent company on April 6, 1990 with the employee buyout of Ashland Technology Corporation from its parent company, Ashland Oil & Refining Company
in Lexington, Kentucky
. The history of AECOM can be traced back to the early 1900s through companies that have merged together to form the present day company.Rodengen
, p. 38. "Metcalf & Eddy (M&E): established in 1907
" Through a series of acquisitions and technological developments prior to the buyout, Ashland grew to include chemical, petrochemical, highway construction and construction materials firms within its realm, laying the groundwork for the creation of Ashland Technology in 1985. One of Ashland's acquisitions included... Read More