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EMPRESAS ICA AND WMX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CREATE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES COMPANY

 MEXICO CITY, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: ICA), Mexico's largest construction company, today announced that it has signed a contract with WMX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WMX), a leading environmental services company, to form a new enterprise to be jointly owned by the two firms.
 This new enterprise will provide a wide range of environmental services to both commercial and government organizations throughout Mexico. Services and technologies offered will include non-hazardous waste collection, transportation and recycling, landfill management and remediation, composting, street and beach sweeping, medical waste services and methane recovery.
 ICA will be the majority stockholder with 51 percent ownership, and WMX Technologies, Inc. will have a 49 percent equity stake in the new company.
 Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora S.A. de C.V., (ICA), is the largest construction company in Mexico. It is engaged in a full range of construction, engineering and related activities. ICA constructs all kinds of infrastructural facilities as well as industrial, urban and housing construction for both the Mexican public and private sectors. ICA is also involved in the construction, maintenance and operation of highways, bridges and tunnels under concessions and in the management and operation of water supply systems granted by the Mexican government. In addition, ICA manufactures and markets industrial goods and owns and operates hotels. The company is also involved in the quarrying, transporting and marketing of construction aggregates, particularly limestone.
 WMX Technologies, Inc., based in Oak Brook, Ill., is a leading international provider of environmental, engineering and construction, industrial and related services. Operating through subsidiaries and divisions throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and 20 other countries, it provides comprehensive waste management services, energy recovery and environmental technologies and engineering and construction resources.
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 /CONTACT: Javier Mora, director of finance of Empresas ICA, 011-525-272-5047, or Robert Morris, vice president-public affairs of WMX Technologies, Inc., 714-757-2522, or Cathleen Mayrose of Dewe Rogerson, 212-688-6840, for ICA/
 (ICA WMX)


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