U.S. Laboratories to Support New York City's $1 Billion Water Supply/Sewage Treatment Project

April 30, 2002

U.S. Laboratories Inc., a national and international quality control specialty services company to the construction, energy, public works, defense, aerospace and related engineering and architectural design industries, has announced that the company's Robert W. Hunt Company (R.W. Hunt) subsidiary will join forces with URS Corp. (URS) in support of New York City's more than $1 billion Water Supply/Sewage Treatment Construction Program.

The program commenced on Jan. 28, 2002 and is scheduled to take place over 48 months.

Under the new contract with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), URS and R.W. Hunt will provide quality assurance services associated with the procurement of equipment and materials for use in the construction and rehabilitation of NYC's water supply and sewage treatment facilities. The four-year contract totals $12.5 million in value of which R.W. Hunt's share could reach $6 million.

Dickerson Wright, chairman and CEO of USLB stated, "With the NYCDEP contract, the R.W. Hunt Company continues its long history of providing services for the infrastructure in and around the New York City metropolitan area. We are currently working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and we are now very pleased to be able to be of service to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection as well."

U.S. Laboratories Inc. has 10 subsidiaries that are strategically located in major markets throughout the United States. Project assignments constitute all categories of construction and manufacturing from private commercial clients, public interest clients and public sector clients. The company specializes in working with various federal, state, and local governing authorities, energy and utility suppliers, nationally recognized corporations and a broad range of education and medical facilitators.

Source: U.S. Laboratories Inc.

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