Q.Pro Technical Services Announces Acquisition of Systems Conformance, Inc., a Leading Provider of Mechanical Integrity Programs and Inspection Services

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Q.Pro Technical Services announced the acquisition of Systems Conformance, Inc (SCI). SCI is a leading provider of mechanical integrity programs and plant & vendor shop inspection services

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Our merger with Q.Pro will allow us to rapidly expand our service capabilities and gives us the ability to directly provide the advanced NDE services in which Q.Pro specializes and our clients regularly demand as part of their asset management and inspection programs

Q.Pro Technical Services announced today that it had acquired Systems Conformance, Inc. (SCI), an industry leading provider of mechanical integrity programs and plant & vendor shop inspection services.

Ishmael Cruz, president and founder of SCI, will remain as president and general manager of the company. "Our merger with Q.Pro will allow us to rapidly expand our service capabilities and gives us the ability to directly provide the advanced NDE services in which Q.Pro specializes and our clients regularly demand as part of their asset management and inspection programs," he said. "We are delighted to be joining the Q.Pro team and Met Inc. family of companies, and feel that our combined organizations' core focus on mechanical integrity inspection and advanced NDT services will further enhance our ability to meet our customers' growing needs."

Richard Hilyard, president of Q.Pro, said "SCI has been in the mechanical integrity and inspection business since 1996 and has an outstanding reputation and service quality record here in the Gulf Coast refining and petrochemical markets, including an impressive list of blue chip clients. SCI fills an important role in our service offerings, which will allow us to further expand and compliment our mechanical integrity and asset management business, and provides us with the ideal platform to further promote and implement our corrosion-under-insulation (CUI) inspection programs. This is a very exciting and demanding time in the quality services industry, and we feel this is the right investment opportunity to further extend and expand our interests in the downstream, process market."

Based in Houston, Q.Pro is an applied technology quality services company that provides advanced NDT and inspection services to its clients in the process energy, refining, pipeline, and power generation industries. Q.Pro was established in 2005 by former executives of an international engineering, construction, & quality programs group and key staff members, and was acquired by the Met Inc. group in 2007.

The Met Inc. group is comprised of advanced NDT services and asset integrity management companies, including UT Quality (http://www.utquality.com); UT Technology (http://www.utscan.com); Metegrity (http://www.metegrity.com) - developer of the Visions Enterprise Asset Management system (http://www.visions-enterprise.com); and Metalogic Inspection Services (http://www.metalogicinspection.com). Met Inc. is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada and has global offices in Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Holland, the UK, and India.

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