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Partner Acquires US-Reports, Inc.

Partner has purchased the assets of the Colorado-based national environmental due diligence provider.

Partner Engineering and Science, a national provider of environmental and engineering due diligence services, has acquired the assets of the environmental site assessment practice of Colorado-based US-Reports, Inc. by consummating an Asset Purchase and Release Agreement on February 3, 2009. US-Reports, Inc. is a top provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to SBA Lenders across the United States.

"The addition of the US-Reports client base to Partner's already significant SBA lender client base will make Partner a top provider in SBA environmental consulting nationwide," Joe Derhake, President of Partner Engineering and Science.

Gary Reynolds, formerly Director of Environmental Reporting with US-Reports, has joined Partner as a Principal as part of this transaction. Mr. Reynolds will also serve as regional manager of Partner's Rocky Mountain office and practice director for SBA Due Diligence nationally.

"Joining Partner's national team of seasoned environmental and building engineering professionals will allow me to deliver the same outstanding service to my customers. Becoming a partner in a national consulting firm is the ideal home for me personally," said Gary Reynolds.

US-Reports, Inc., now completing its 20th year in business, will continue to focus on its very successful core business of being the world's best provider of insurance service products (premium audits, risk services, loss control, and underwriting inspections and personal lines) through its national footprint of over 700 field partners delivering these services to over 500 clients.

El Segundo, California-based Partner is a national environmental and engineering consulting firm focusing on real estate due diligence, building sciences, construction monitoring, and environmental site remediation services. Partner is dedicated to employing outstanding engineers and scientists who are dedicated to understanding the client's business. This dedication yields a consulting product that meets the scrutiny of regulators and peer review and is customized to meet the client's business needs.

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