On a clear day in East Providence, Rhode Island, dirt-filled dump trucks, bulldozers and a man with a hose engage in a carefully choreographed dance.
The dump trucks unload the dirt, bulldozers push it down a smooth, sloped embankment near the Providence River, and the worker hoses it down. This is repeated dozens of time in the course of a work day, part of a plan to make the former industrial site free of contaminants and available for future development.
The company doing the work is Arcadis. The global engineering and consulting firm is headquartered in the Netherlands and works around the world on water, infrastructure and construction projects. The fastest growing part of its business is in the United States.