GE Fanuc Automation Names CH2M HILL IDC as New Premier Solution Provider

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- September 16, 2005 - GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, has named CH2M HILL IDC, a leading provider of automation technology and integration services, as a new Premier Solution Provider.

GE Fanuc awards the Premier Solution Provider designation to industry-leading systems integrators who have proven capabilities with GE Fanuc products and solutions. Integrators must meet technical, operational and quality evaluations, and pass a rigorous audit process that includes an assessment of customer references and knowledge of automation system design and optimization.

"CH2M HILL IDC delivers client-focused solutions from initial concept through ongoing maintenance," said Steve Weller, program manager for GE Fanuc Automation. "With more than 15 years of experience implementing GE Fanuc solutions, CH2M HILL IDC is an excellent addition to the Premier Solution Provider program, and we are pleased to award them with this special designation."

Gary Mays, Manager of CH2M HILL IDC's Instrumentation and Controls group, said, "By working closely with GE Fanuc, our customers will benefit from collaborative efforts around solution design, expert implementation, and technical support. We are very excited about the future of the GE Fanuc Premier Solution Provider program and look forward to sharing its advantages with our customers."

Founded in 1985, CH2M HILL IDC has been providing automation solutions to a diverse spectrum of industries, including microelectronics, nanotechnology, flat panel, solar, and technology-focused R&D.

For more information on CH2M HILL IDC visit or contact Gary Mays at 503-224-6040.

CH2M HILL IDC is a full-service high technology facilities provider in the fields of microelectronics, nanotechnology, flat panel, solar, and technology-focused R&D. CH2M HILL IDC serves advanced technology clients as planners, architects, engineers, process consultants, construction managers and facilities services professionals. They specialize in optimizing production, performance and ROI for technology-intensive projects of all sizes. Their resources include the 15,000 employees of the CH2M HILL enterprise, of which CH2M HILL IDC is a member. Together, they are one of the largest technology consulting firms in the United States, operating from more than 120 locations worldwide.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Phone: (800) GE FANUC (800-433-2682), Fax: 434-978-5205, e-mail:

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