Tradestar Services, Inc. Closes Acquisition of Decca Consulting, Ltd.



    Acquisition Establishes Tradestar Services as a Provider of International
    Human Capital Solutions for Energy Sector

    HOUSTON, March 6 /CNW/ - Tradestar Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:  
TDSV) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Decca Consulting,
Ltd., an energy consulting services firm based in Calgary, Alberta. Tradestar
disclosed last month that it had reached an agreement to acquire the
outstanding capital stock of Decca Consulting for cash, notes and stock
totaling approximately $5.5 million Canadian (approximately $4.7 million
U.S.). The closing of the Decca acquisition firmly establishes Tradestar's new
International Division which enables cross-utilization of skilled professional
personnel in the United States, continued support of existing international
clients and expansion of its presence in emerging markets.
    Decca was founded by Barry Ahearn and Dave Hunter in 2003 as the
successor to an earlier business started in 1983. Decca provides focused
consulting services to the growing Canadian energy market. The company
contracts with approximately 75 consultants who provide drilling-related
services and other consulting services to oil and gas operators in Alberta and
neighboring provinces. Barry Ahearn and Dave Hunter are remaining with Decca,
and entered into multi-year employment contracts with the company at the time
of closing.
    Tradestar's recent acquisition highlights its drive to become a higher
value added International Human Capital Solutions provider in the dynamic
energy service sector. Richard Piske, Chief Executive Officer of Tradestar,
discussed the motivation for the acquisition: "The addition of Decca validates
our international expansion plans and provides us with an outstanding
opportunity to serve a wide variety of premier oil and gas producers in the
Canadian market. We are delighted to have Barry and Dave add their
considerable talents to the growing Tradestar team while they continue to
carry the Decca banner in Canada."
    Decca will serve as Tradestar's platform for international operations and
its sales and marketing efforts will focus on the utilization of a diverse
team of highly skilled professionals that are willing to work in other
countries based on need and opportunity. The new International Division will
additionally add resources and new capabilities to Tradestar's existing
subsidiary, Petroleum Engineers, Inc. (PEI), which is the company's 37 year
old nationally recognized provider of professional engineers, well site
supervision and other technical energy services.

    Statements contained in this press release with respect to the future are
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's reasonable
judgment with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated as a result of various factors, including cyclical or other
downturns in demand, significant pricing competition, unanticipated additions
to industry capacity, and the timing and number of additional acquisitions
made by Tradestar. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available
information, and Tradestar assumes no obligation to update any such
statements. A list of additional risk factors can be found in Tradestar's
annual report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2005 filed with
the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Tradestar Services, Inc. is a staffing holding company specializing in
energy services and commercial construction. The Company's energy services
operations are conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Petroleum
Engineers, Inc., with offices in Houston, Texas, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Its
construction staffing operations are conducted through a wholly-owned
subsidiary, Tradestar Construction Services, Inc., with offices in
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Operations in a third segment, oil and gas exploration and production, are
conducted through a wholly-owned subsidiary, CYMRI, L.L.C., with offices in
Houston.

    
    Contact:
    PR Financial Marketing, LLC
    Jim Blackman, 713-256-0369 (Investor Relations)

    




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For further information: investor relations, Jim Blackman of PR
Financial Marketing, LLC, +1-713-256-0369, for Tradestar Services, Inc.

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