Pennoni Expands Environmental, Health, and Safety with Hygenix

Pennoni, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, is delighted to announce they have purchased certain assets and welcome the staff of Hygenix, Inc. Effective immediately, the group will be working as the Hygenix Division of Pennoni in Stamford, CT. With the addition of Hygenix, Pennoni is strengthening its Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) service offerings nationwide.

Since 1985, Hygenix has been a leader in environmental consulting, testing and laboratory services. Their staff of environmental scientists includes certified industrial hygienists (ABIH), geologists and licensed environmental professionals, supported by a laboratory accredited by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The staff employs innovative tools and techniques to assess asbestos containing materials, lead-containing paint, radon and various other contaminants in buildings, as well as, to assess soil, soil vapors and groundwater for contaminants of concern.

“Hygenix services expand our EHS service offerings, and they bring a wealth of experience to a market that Pennoni is committed to serving. Hygenix has a solid reputation in Stamford and the surrounding region. We look forward to having them as a part of the Pennoni family as we assist in the health and safety needs of our clients,” said Pennoni’s President & CEO David DeLizza.

Robert C. Brown, CIH, president and an original founder of Hygenix will continue to lead the staff Stamford that deals with aboveground hazards in buildings, including the management of asbestos, lead, PCBs and other building-related hazards.

Arthur B. Morris, LEP, director of geotechnical and environmental hazards and a founder of Hygenix will continue to lead the programs that address underground hazards, including Phase I, Phase II and Phase III environmental site assessments, preparation of remedial action plans, underground tank evaluations and evaluation of other subsurface contaminants, as well as remedial oversight.

“Hygenix is proud to join a firm with such a strong commitment to Environmental, Health, and Safety practices. Pennoni’s focus on client service mirrors our approach and we look forward to continuing relationships with existing clients, as well as developing new ones,” says Brown. “Our Stamford-based operation will remain intact and strong. Working with Pennoni’s offices along the east coast will give us the resources to take on more of our environmental, health and safety challenges.”

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