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TVI Corporation Appoints John P. McMullen Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Retired Army Colonel Joins TVI to Lead Sales and Marketing Effort

GLENN DALE, Md. -- TVI Corporation (NASDAQ: TVIN), an international supplier of military and civilian emergency first responder and first receiver products, personal protection products, quick-erect shelter systems and equipment rentals, today announced that the Company has named Colonel John P. McMullen, USA (Ret.), 55, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

"John's knowledge of logistics and extensive sales experience in the government and commercial sectors make him the ideal person to lead TVI's sales team," said Lt. General Harley A. Hughes, USAF (Ret.), TVI's President and CEO. "His energy, enthusiasm and aptitude will not only influence our sales department, but also contribute to the ongoing turnaround of our company."

Prior to joining TVI, McMullen held senior executive sales positions at Triple Canopy, Inc., an integrated security solutions company, and Dyncorp International, LLC, a provider of specialized services and training to civilian and military government agencies worldwide. Preceding his corporate career, McMullen served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army and as a member of the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service, an organization comprised of individuals that operate and oversee federal agencies' government activities. McMullen is a founding Senior Executive of the Transportation Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security, and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"I am excited about joining the TVI team and working with its talented staff," McMullen said. "The Company has exceptional leadership and an impressive suite of protection products. My experience with the military, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the commercial sector has prepared me to lead TVI's sales team in its effort to further penetrate the critical and fast-growing personal protection market."

About TVI Corporation

TVI Corporation, headquartered in Glenn Dale, Maryland, is an international supplier of military and civilian emergency first responder and first receiver products, personal protection products and quick-erect shelter systems. These products include powered air-purifying respirators, respiratory filters and quick-erect shelter systems used for decontamination, hospital surge systems and command and control. The users of these products include military and homeland defense/homeland security customers. Through its Signature Special Event Services business, TVI is a leading full-service equipment rental company, providing power, air and kitchen (PAK) equipment to the government and defense, corporate, sporting and hospitality industries.

The TVI designation is a registered trademark of TVI Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned above are trade names and/or trademarks of their respective owners. For more information concerning TVI, please visit the Company at: This reference to the TVI website is an active textual reference and the contents of the site are not part of this press release.

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Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involves expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as "should," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "expects," "seeks," "might result," "estimates" and others. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to TVI as of the date hereof and involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance, as actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Company's Annual Report to Stockholders, periodic reports, registration statements and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as to the date of the press release. We assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, whether as

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Date:Feb 4, 2009
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