FirstOnSite acquires operations in London, Ontario



    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - FirstOnSite Restoration L.P. (formerly EW
Disaster Kleenup L.P.) announced today that it has acquired MJL/SCS Disaster
Kleenup of London, Ontario. The acquisition is part of FirstOnSite's strategy
of building Canada's leading national provider of disaster restoration
services. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
    Since early 2007 FirstOnSite has also acquired operations elsewhere in
Ontario and in Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. Including
the newly acquired MJL/SCS operations, FirstOnSite now has more than
$150 million in annual revenue and more than 800 direct employees in 25 cities
and towns across Canada. FirstOnSite anticipates additional acquisitions as it
continues to grow nationwide.
    "With this acquisition we are adding a location in the heart of
southwestern Ontario to our network of southern Ontario operations that
already encompasses Kitchener, Stratford, Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton,
Orangeville and Mississauga," said Ian Milne, FirstOnSite's Chief Executive
Officer. "MJL/SCS is an important component of our national strategy and we
intend to continue adding independent Canadian operators to our business."
    Added Marc J. Lalonde, President of MJL/SCS, "By joining with
FirstOnSite, we have become part of Canada's only national emergency response
and restoration business. This can only improve our already strong
capabilities in residential and commercial property damage restoration, for
the benefit of our customers."
    The current MJL/SCS management team will continue to manage the
day-to-day disaster restoration business in London, Ontario and will drive
both organic and acquisition growth in southwestern Ontario. In addition, the
current MJL/SCS management team will become significant shareholders of
FirstOnSite and an integral part of the new FirstOnSite national management
team.

    FirstOnSite is a full service restoration provider with expertise in
water losses, document restoration, wind damage, fire and smoke damage, sewer
backup, hurricane and tornado restorations, odour control, contents handling,
drying, electronic repairs, mould remediation, asbestos remediation, petroleum
spills, infection control and general contracting. FirstOnSite is
majority-owned by TorQuest Partners Inc. of Toronto.





For further information:

For further information: Ian Milne, Chief Executive Officer, FirstOnSite
Restoration L.P., Tel: (416) 586-3536, www.firstonsite.ca; Alan Lever,
Principal, TorQuest Partners LLP, Tel: (416) 956-7017, www.torquest.com

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