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Total Safety Announces New Location in Signal Hill, CA

Total Safety is proud to announce the opening of our Signal Hill, CA (Southern CA) Service Center managed by John Van Kooy.  This new office is yet another concrete illustration of our commitment to meet our customers’ demands for local service and on-site expertise. As with all Total Safety Service Centers worldwide, the office will leverage Total Safety’s vast network of best-in-class safety processes and the industry’s deepest network of safety professionals.

Office location information:�
2701 Junipero Avenue
Signal Hill, CA  90755
Business: 562.490.6800
Fax: 562.490.6890
District Manager:  John Van Kooy jvankooy@totalsafety.com

To learn more about Total Safety’s industrial safety service centers, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Callaway Safety Equipment Company, Inc to the Family

Total Safety U.S., Inc. has acquired the assets of Callaway Safety Equipment Company, Inc. as of May 30, 2008.  Callaway is a provider of integrated safety services to the oil and gas industry.  Callaway offers sales, rental, inspection, repair and  maintenance of  safety equipment, site safety professionals, safety training for oilfield and industrial applications.  The company provides services relating to drilling, completion, workover, plant/refinery shutdowns and turnarounds, natural gas processing plants and pipeline construction.

“Total Safety is very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety.  “The addition of Callaway further demonstrates our commitment to the energy industry by expanding our service offerings into the West Texas and New Mexico regions.  We are pleased to have the employees of Callaway Safety join the Total Safety team.”

Callaway founder Sam Callaway states, “The Callaway team is very excited about becoming a part of the Total Safety family, and we look forward to being a part of and contributing to the overall continued success of Total Safety.  I want to thank our valued customers for their support throughout the past 27 years and feel that now as a Total Safety company, the Callaway team will be able to offer an expanded offering of safety service solutions.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

Contact:

Total Safety

Dennis Turnipseed, Chief Financial Officer

Phone:  713.353.7100

To learn more about Total Soafety or any of our industrial safety services, call us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) to the Family

Houston – August 3, 2007

On August 3, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) a provider of comprehensive safety services to the oil and gas industry in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The primary service offerings include hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protection services, site safety professionals, the sales, rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection and gas detection equipment as well as safety training to the upstream sector.

“Total Safety is very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The addition of IMS allows us to better serve our upstream customers as a single point of contact for safety solutions. IMS’s reputation for quality personnel and services is unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountains.”

IMS founder Frank Kaunitz states, “The management team of IMS is excited to be a part of the Total Safety family and looks forward to integrating our services and further expanding our client base with the same trusted personnel.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

To learn more about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH) to the Family

Houston – August 1, 2007

On August 1, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH LTD), of Knottingley, England. BEH is a provider of quality safety services to the downstream sector in the United Kingdom. The primary services offered by BEH are rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection, and gas detection equipment as well as turnaround support services to the refining and petrochemical industries.

The acquisition of BEH provides Total Safety an established presence in the European downstream safety services business. BEH‘s customer base is comprised of major United Kingdom refiners and petrochemical manufacturers including many of Total Safety’s current multi-national customers.

“We are very excited about BEH LTD’s employees and management joining the Total Safety team,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “BEH LTD is well respected by its customers and allows Total Safety to expand its integrated safety services offering to the European downstream market.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Payne Services, Inc. (PSI) to the Family

Houston – June 15, 2007

On June 15th, Total Safety U.S., Inc. acquired Payne Services, Inc. (PSI). Payne Services’ primary  lines  of  business  include  safety personnel and staff, confined space attendants,  safety training, and contract industrial hygienists.  The  company was founded in 1989 and has service  locations in Donaldsonville, LA,  Pasadena, TX, and  Corpus Christi, TX,  which  further complements Total Safety’s  presence on the Gulf Coast.

“We are very excited about Payne Services joining the Total Safety family. The business lines Payne delivers are extremely complementary to the safety services Total Safety provides and will further broaden our service offering,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The combination of Payne’s personnel services management system and Total Safety’s extensive sales network will allow us to grow the business globally and meet the expectations of customers as they seek enhanced integrated safety solutions in today’s active market.”

“The opportunity to combine Payne’s safety services with Total Safety’s global presence was too appealing to ignore. The petrochemical and refining industry will no longer have to hire multiple safety contractors for their turnaround and maintenance safety needs,” said Robbie Payne, Vice President of Payne Services. “I am even more excited to join such a well respected industry leader and look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

To learn more about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces CFO Appointment

Houston – February 19, 2007

Total Safety announces the addition of Dennis Turnipseed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  He will be responsible for Accounting and Financial Reporting, Corporate Planning and Budgeting, Cash Management, Asset Management, Credit and Collections, Tax, and Accounts Receivables and Payables.  Dennis will be working with each of these departments to ensure  all strategies and plans are aligned with the overall company goals as we continue to grow.  

Dennis brings a wealth of experience in the financial arena and also has both upstream and downstream experience.  He has been the CFO of a national mechanical contractor and most recently the CFO of an international seismic company’s western hemisphere business unit. 

For more information anout Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL. 

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Total Safety Announces CAO Appointment

Houston – February 5, 2007

Total Safety announces the addition of James E. Rief as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  He is responsible for Total Safety’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, and Risk Management teams.  Jim will be working with each of these departments to ensure that the departmental strategies and plans are aligned with the overall company goals as we continue to grow.  

Jim is very familiar with the industries and customers we serve, having led IT and human resource organizations for an oil and gas company and an international industrial service company prior to joining Total Safety.  

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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