Plant Closure, Demolition and Remediation Experts Launch Redevelopment Campaign

Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC), experts in environmental remediation, demolition, disaster recovery, plant closures and industrial site remediation, has launched a plan to help businesses strengthen their competitive positions after the decision has been made to close plants, and further, promote a positive corporate image through retraining and employing the local workforce.

Toronto, ON October 7, 2008 -- Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC),, experts in demolition, disaster recovery, plant closures and industrial site remediation, is proud to announce the launch of a redevelopment strategy and anti-recession campaign, designed to help businesses who have decided to shut down their plants, sell off assets, to recover idle property, save on taxes, and re-train and employ the former local workforce while redeveloping old sites.

"The number of plants closing throughout Ontario and the U.S. is on the rise. Businesses see this as a necessary move in order to remain competitive through tough economic times," says Don Bremner, CEO and President of Restoration Environmental Contractors. "Many corporations are writing off old, inefficient or obsolete plants, old technology assets and capital project spending that has been determined to be of no further value. Corporate expectations are that these actions will reduce overhead and ultimately produce positive income. Nevertheless, companies will still need to pay industrial building taxes, even though the facility is shut down. Further, is the effect on families and the community. The shutdown of hundreds of manufacturing facilities has meant the complete loss of hundreds of thousands jobs. All of this goes into creating a tremendously negative impression about the corporation."

REC's program can help. Its new redevelopment strategy will allow for job creation and retraining, for this workforce to help with the environmental remediation, decommissioning and/or demolition of the site, thereby minimizing the negative consequences of necessary business decisions. The result is a win-win for both the local economy and the parent company, which ends up with a much more positive corporate image.

Since 1989, REC has successfully completed over 9,000 environmental remediation and demolition projects throughout Canada, specializing in industrial plant cleaning, decommissioning closures, site remediation and disaster recovery in the industrial, commercial, government, and institutional sectors.

REC senior project management and site supervisory team has accumulated more than one million hours of on-site environmental remediation contracting experience in the removal of all hazardous materials, including; asbestos, mould, lead dust, PCBs, heavy metals, plant decommissioning, site decontamination, soil remediation, and demolition.

REC is a full-service emergency response contractor committed to excellence in health and safety whose record is impeccable. REC's strength lies with its highly trained people, and has over 100 unionized professionals on call to address a variety of needs.

REC's reputation has been established by the quality of the services it provides and by relationships built on trust. This philosophy has become the cornerstone of its business.

Because each environmental and demolition project is unique, REC assembles a specific team of professionals that will bring the desired solutions to the project. REC has the vision and the experience to deliver quality environmental and demolition services at a competitive price to meet every business need.

REC provides remediation options tailor-made for each project from the start, whether they are emergency service calls, small maintenance calls, or multi-million dollar demolition and environmental abatement projects. REC believes that the process should be simple, so the company creates options that offer sound environmental solutions.

REC can meet the needs of businesses planning a plant closure, an abatement, environmental, demolition or restoration project. REC can help businesses prepare for a disaster or emergency. REC can also provide on-call Emergency Response services.

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REC is a turnkey, full-service, emergency response contractor. As a recognized leader in the industry, REC can provide up to $20 million dollars, 100% Performance Bond capacity and up to $10 million in environmental/pollution general liability insurance coverage for every project. REC has worked for a number of government agencies and other corporate clients where a high level of security or police clearance (CPIC) is required and REC is an approved NATO Department of National Defense Contractor. For more information on REC's services, please visit,, or

Don Bremner
CEO, President

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