EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. yesterday announced a major restructuring of the company into four "mega" business units, down from seven smaller units.
The growth of the Hunt Valley firm, which helps companies clean or prevent environmental problems, has slowed due to the Republican takeover of Congress, said Loren D. Jensen, EA's chairman, president and chief executive.
Many potential clients are now "standing on the sidelines" waiting to see whether relaxed environmental controls proposed the Republican majority actually go through, Mr. Jensen said. And government budget constraints are now placing limits on federal contract work, he added.
The reorganization -- which was preceded by the layoff of 35 employees at the company during August and September -- is designed to reduce administrative costs and make EA more competitive, said Mr. Jensen, the company's founder.
The company's four new business units are Science and Technology Services, Engineering and Remediation Services, Laboratory Services and Global/International.