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RYAN-MURPHY EXPANDS ITS MARKETS

 RYAN-MURPHY EXPANDS ITS MARKETS
 DENVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan-Murphy Inc. (NASDAQ: RMII) (RMI)


is expanding its environmental capabilities, soil remediation and underground storage tank removal (UST) services. According to management at the company's 1992 annual meeting, Sept. 16, key areas of growth include segments of the transportation industry, overseas sales of its Good Earth Machine(R) (GEM) and soil remediation projects at military bases which are being closed.
 Under the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and subsequent regulations, companies are required to upgrade USTs for fuels and petroleum products and clean up any soil contamination which may have occurred as a result of leaks, explained Ryan-Murphy president, Robert Jennings. In addressing this market, Ryan-Murphy has a number of advantages, including the proven ability to coordinate and manage multi-site clean-ups involving a myriad of state regulations as well as the effectiveness of its GEM fleet of mobile, thermal soil remediation machines.
 "Ryan-Murphy Inc., which realized $11.9 million in net sales and revenues for its fiscal 1992 year, attributes approximately 26 percent of its 1992 revenues under a service contract with Bridgestone/Firestone," Jennings said. The contract calls for the removal of more than 1,200 USTs and subsequent clean-up of contaminated soil over a five-year period.
 "Bridgestone/Firestone is very much in the lead of most companies addressing the UST problem," said Jennings. "With our proven ability to handle this type of project on a national scale, there are a great many more opportunities available with other companies."
 Another area where the company has seen considerable growth in "Requests for Proposals" has been in the government sector, in particular the clean-up of military bases, many of which are to be closed. "Our big advantage in this area is the GEM," explained Bob Barcell, vice president of the GEM Division.
 The GEM is a rotary kiln that literally cooks dirt polluted with short-chain hydrocarbons, including gasoline, diesel, JP4, no. 2 home heating oil, aviation fuel and kerosene. What makes GEM unique in the soil remediation industry is its size and mobility, Barcell explained. The trailer-mounted unit is easily transported without special permits, for on-site soil processing. Processed soil meets all regulatory standards and emissions during operation including the strict requirements of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
 These same characteristics make the GEM extremely attractive for overseas operations, particularly in the former Soviet bloc countries. RMI is pursuing the sale of its GEMs overseas as well as seeking joint venture partners for clean-up operations and is considering the licensing of GEM technology overseas, explained Gerald Salberg, vice president RMI International.
 Although the former Eastern Bloc countries face major remediation projects where stationary thermal remediation plants would work well, the economic and regulatory climate is such that there is little likelihood of the plants being built in the near future, Salberg explained. Mobile remediation units are ideal.
 Salberg was president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Environmental Technologies, an environmental firm with annual revenues in excess of US $100 million. When the firm's owners opted to regroup corporate operations in Australia, Salberg joined RMI to handle its international sales.
 "A major part of our focus at CET was identifying environmental technologies whose time had come. RMI's Good Earth Machine very definitely fits that category. It meets the needs of the marketplace in terms of moderate capital cost, reducing operating costs, and mobility. You need to have mobility to service the market economically," Salberg said. "My objective is to take the GEM story to the international market areas."
 Thermal remediation, Good Earth style, has a number of advantages for the client:
 -- Remediation operations can take place alongside the on-going
 operations of the host facility and its neighbors.
 -- Processed soil meets all applicable regulatory requirements,
 eliminating future liability to the property owner, unlike
 excavation and landfilling of contaminated soils.
 -- Operations can be completed quickly to meet specific deadlines.
 -- GEM is cost-competitive with other remediation technologies
 dependent upon tonnage.
 In addition to Ryan-Murphy's GEM operations, the company's services include:
 -- Site environmental assessments
 -- Subsurface release investigations
 -- Evaluation and recommendation of appropriate remedial/corrective
 actions
 -- Managing UST removal and soil remediation
 -- Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
 -- Construction management and construction services
 RMI is headquartered in Denver, and has regional offices in Corona and San Francisco, Calif.; Houston; Londonderry, N.H.; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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