LVM-Fondatec and Groupe Technisol join forces to become the leader in Quebec

    LAVAL, QC, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - LVM-Fondatec and Groupe Technisol, the
two major companies in their field, have joined forces to become
LVM-Technisol, Quebec's undisputed leader in geotechnique and materials
    For Jean-Pierre Sauriol, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Dessau-Soprin, the parent company of LVM-Technisol, this transaction involves
strategic and complementary advantages for the Company. "This transaction
meets our desire to further consolidate our presence in Quebec, more
importantly the East of the province. Technisol's renowned experience is a
marvellous complement to our service offer in all our specialties. Through
this union, LVM-Technisol is now the largest company of its kind in Quebec."
    "Through this unparalleled organization, we will now have the pleasure of
working together on carrying out our clients' projects. In addition to
performing our essential daily operations, this union will enable us to expand
the range of our services," confirmed Paul Lefrançois, President of Technisol.

    Founded in Laval in 1961, LVM-Fondatec has been Quebec's largest
geotechnique and materials engineering group for several years with 400
employees and offices in 14 cities. The company was recipient of the Grand
prix québécois de la qualité 2005 and of the Mercure 2006 in the Large
Business category.

    Founded in 1964, Groupe Technisol has become over the years the largest
soil and materials engineering laboratory in Eastern Quebec. Today, the group
employs 250 people who work in offices located in Quebec City, Lévis,
Rimouski, Montreal, Longueuil and Boucherville, Quebec; and Atholville, New

    Now backed by 600 dedicated employees, sales exceeding $60M and a total
of 23 offices, LVM-Technisol offers a one-stop shop in geotechnique and
geology, geoenvironment, hydrogeology, materials engineering,
metallurgy-corrosion, manufacturing plant supervision, metrology, road
management, and roofing and waterproofing.

For further information:

For further information: Katia Reyburn, Director, Communications,
Dessau-Soprin Inc., (514) 281-1033, ext. 2814

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