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Tighe & Bond To Dedicate $100,000 In Pro Bono Services

The Centennial Project Will Give Back To The Community As Part Of Firm's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Westfield, Mass. – March 18, 2011 – As part of its 100th anniversary celebration this year, Tighe & Bond is lining up a series of events to give back to its communities, recognize its clients, appreciate its employees and publish a book on the firm’s history. The firm is pleased to announce its first and most important event, The Centennial Project.

Although giving back to the community and demonstrating a high level of corporate social responsibility has been a hallmark of the firm throughout its history, this initiative is different.  As part of Tighe & Bond’s 100th anniversary celebration, the firm will identify two worthy projects for non-profit agencies that are in need of Tighe & Bond’s services, and then provide each with $50,000 worth of pro bono engineering services.

To identify potential projects for these services, Tighe & Bond has developed a request for proposals (RFP) that non-profit organizations can complete if they are interested.  Tighe & Bond will be considering projects in the primary regions that they serve; this includes the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  Preferably these will be projects that are in the planning stages and have a targeted construction date. 

The RFP for The Centennial Project can be found at http://centennialproject.tighebond.com/ and provides details on submittal requirements and selection criteria.  RFP submittals are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the latest.

“Tighe & Bond is looking forward to giving back to the community at large in a significant and meaningful way,” says Fran Hoey, the senior vice president at the firm who is overseeing the project.  “We have a passionate and generous staff that believes strongly in helping others in need so this is only natural.”

In addition to The Centennial Project, Tighe & Bond is planning client appreciation events in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  The firm is also planning a weekend employee event in New Hampshire and publishing a commemorative book that documents the firm’s history and people.

Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911 and celebrating 100 years in business this year, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  The firm provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government (federal, state and local), industry, healthcare, education, real estate development, renewable energy, power utilities and water/wastewater utility markets.

For more information on the Centennial Project, contact Fran Hoey, P.E., Senior Vice President, 413-572-3262 or email at FJHoey@tighebond.com, or visit http://centennialproject.tighebond.com/.

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