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LVI Services Furthers Its National Leadership and Expertise In Mold Remediation, Fire and Water Damage Restoration.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2002

Adds New Staff While Director of Health and Safety Joins New

York's Indoor Air Quality Organization

Burton T. Fried, President of LVI Services (http://www.lviservices.com), the national leader in full-service environmental remediation, today announced several key personnel appointments to further the company's in-house technical and industry-leading professional standards to deliver an integrated approach to identify, eliminate, and correct toxic mold and other environmental threats that pollute commercial buildings and to deliver cleaning and restoration services to facilities affected by fire and water.

LVI Services has appointed William E. (Eddy) Pokluda as the Vice President of Fire/Water Restoration and Mold Remediation Division of LVI Services. The company also announced that John Tancredi, Corporate Director of Health and Safety for LVI Services 20 offices across the country has been named Director of the New York Chapter of the American Indoor Air Quality Council (AIAQC), one of the leading professional trade organizations that deals with mold and microbial issues.

"Involvement in the AIAQC ensures LVI Services is at the forefront of training and information related to the growing issue of toxic mold in buildings," noted Mr. Fried. "As toxic mold continues to spread, raising health exposure issues and the need for expeditious remediation, our appointment of additional senior staff like Eddy Pokluda, ensures we are offering clients the most knowledgeable talent in the industry to ensure we can stay in front of what is rapidly becoming the asbestos equivalent in the new millennium."

Eddy Pokluda brings to LVI Services a wealth of experience in property restoration arising from emergency situations such as floods and fires. He has worked with several leading water recovery damage companies dealing with mold and mildew remediation and drying processes and liasoned with property and insurance companies to ensure expeditious and effective clean-ups.

John Tancredi has over 20 years experience in the environmental field serving in the government, private and academic sectors. He is professionally involved in all aspects of LVI Services' removal of mold, asbestos and lead abatement and specializes in Occupational Health and Safety. Mr. Tancredi is responsible for every aspect of LVI's health and safety and environmental compliance programs.

Additional background information is available upon request.

About LVI Services

Founded in 1986, LVI Services is the national leader in all aspects of environmental remediation - removing and cleaning environmental pollutants such as toxic mold, lead, asbestos, hazardous and bio-chemical. Although the company has a national presence, LVI brings a localized, personal approach to its clients, with training and standards that exceed guidelines set by the industry. LVI's 20 offices across the U.S. have completed 20,000 projects, more than any other in the industry, carrying out over a billion dollars in contracts. LVI's excellent bonding resources, and revenue stream exceeding $150 million yearly ensures that the company hires, trains, and maintains an expert staff with the highest quality equipment at their disposal. The company is the only environmental remediation company offering services nation-wide, ensuring quality performance on all project locations, serving businesses with facilities across the country. LVI has successfully responded to emergency environmental situations such as those at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Houston following flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, and those due to earthquakes in California. For more information, please visit http://www.lviservices.com.
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