Veolia Environmental Services acquires Pacific Liners

Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc. has acquired Pacific Liners, a full service pipe and sewer line restoration company, established in 1993. Pacific Liners offers a complete line of processes and services to maintain and rehabilitate underground pipelines using trenchless technologies. According to Mike Rose, President and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc., "This acquisition will bolster our approach to providing turnkey sewer services throughout the U.S. and Canada"...

BAYTOWN, TX, May 27, 2008 -- Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc. today announced that it has acquired Pacific Liners, a full service pipe and sewer line restoration company, established in 1993. Pacific Liners offers a complete line of processes and services to maintain and rehabilitate underground pipelines using trenchless technologies.

Mike Rose, President and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc., commented on the strategic relevance of the acquisition. "As the largest industrial cleaning company in North America, Veolia ES Industrial Services is excited to welcome the capabilities and professional staff of Pacific Liners to our team. This acquisition will bolster our approach to providing turnkey sewer services throughout the U.S. and Canada."

With 2007 revenue of $21 million, Pacific Liners' services include cleaning, inspection, pipeline restoration, and manhole and structure rehabilitation. The company provides custom solutions to preserve and protect such structures and substrates, such as trenchless technology, which allows for underground installation or repairs with minimum disruption to the surface. These services will complement the wide breadth of Veolia's existing turnkey services and capabilities, which are already provided to customers throughout North America.

According to Rose, Veolia plans to retain Pacific Liners' Vacaville, California office location and its 75 employees, including its management team, administrative staff and field personnel. By acquiring Pacific Liners, Veolia will expand its sewer services presence in California, Nevada and Oregon, while continuing to grow and expand this group throughout North America.

Pacific Liners will transition to the Veolia Environmental Services brand over the next several months.

Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., headquartered in Lombard, IL, offers fully integrated environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors.

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