Underground Solutions expands operations to the West Coast

Underground Solutions Inc. announced that it has entered into a Duraliner Certified Contractor Agreement with J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.

Jun 16th, 2003

PITTSBURGH & ANAHEIM, Calif., June 16, 2003 -- Underground Solutions Inc. announced that it has entered into a Duraliner Certified Contractor Agreement with J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. which was founded in 1923 is a national multi-faceted contracting company with a special emphasis in underground utility construction.

The Company, which performs projects across the country is headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey and maintains offices in Folsom, New Jersey, Stone Mountain, Georgia Beltsville, Maryland and Sylmar, California. In 2002 Engineering News-Record Magazine named J. Fletcher Creamer & Son among the nation's top 200 contractors.

Underground Solutions and J. Fletcher Creamer & Son are currently working on a Duraliner water line replacement project in Tacoma Park, Maryland for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and have submitted numerous joint Duraliner proposals within the New Jersey area.

"Having a strong partner like J. Fletcher Creamer & Son with operations on both the east and west coast will really begin to position UGSI and the Duraliner System as a national solution to the drinking water industry," stated Mark A. Smith, President/CEO of Underground Solutions. "In fact, we are in serious discussions with numerous engineering companies and water providers throughout the west coast regarding Duraliner proposals. Now that we have a strong partner like the Creamers we can accelerate our marketing within the region."

Underground Solutions has developed the Duraliner Water Line Replacement System which allows municipalities to completely rehabilitate deteriorated underground water lines with minimal excavation resulting in a substantial cost savings over conventional "dig and replace" methods.

Duraliner is a unique patented process for pipeline renewal resulting in a "stand alone" structural lining capable of handling internal minimum operating pressures of 150 psi with a 3.2 safety factor. Duraliner conforms to NSF 61 Standards for Drinking Water Components/Health Effects. In addition, Duraliner provides an equivalent design-life of new PVC pipelines (75 to 100 years) thus qualifying the rehabilitated pipe lines to be capitalized as new assets under the rules of GASB Statement 34.


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