Maine & Maritimes Corporation

Maine & Maritimes Corporation

May 15, 2006 09:46 ET

The Maricor Group Canada, Ltd. Acquires Leading Atlantic Canadian Electrical Engineering Firm

MONCTON, NB--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Michael G Gillis, P.Eng, President of The Maricor Group, a subsidiary of Maine & Maritimes Corporation (AMEX: MAM), announced today that its Canadian subsidiary, The Maricor Group, Canada Ltd., has acquired the assets of PACE Engineering, a leading Atlantic Canadian electrical engineering firm. The acquisition is part of The Maricor Group's continuing efforts to expand their service offerings and engineering solutions across the eastern Canadian provinces and into the New England states.

"We are quite pleased with the expanded capabilities and services the PACE acquisition brings to our organization," said Gillis. "By integrating the PACE team into our organization, we become the largest consulting electrical engineering design firm within Atlantic Canada, providing expanded capabilities and the requisite scale to undertake significantly larger projects to meet our clients' growing needs. This strategic combination expands our capabilities making The Maricor Group, Canada Ltd. not only the largest electrical, but the largest mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering company within Atlantic Canada. This, in addition to our energy efficiency, energy asset development and sustainable asset management capabilities, allows us to provide significant value to our clients across the region."

According to Robert Ross, President of PACE Engineering, "We recognize that clients are demanding a broader array of integrated engineering solutions and see that design engineering services must be integrated with additional value-added solutions that bring increased benefits to clients while helping them manage their risks. The opportunity to join with The Maricor Group allows us to expand services for our existing clients, integrating with a premier engineering firm that holds client satisfaction as a cornerstone of their operations."

The Maricor Group is a leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design engineering firm, also specializing in energy efficiency and engineering solutions, energy asset development, sustainable lifecycle asset management and sustainable building services with an enduring commitment to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEEDr) services. Its focus on sustainability underscores its belief that both the public and private sectors must act to address North America's declining infrastructure, while addressing global warming challenges. The Maricor Group is dedicated to helping customers find engineering and sustainability solutions that deliver immediate and long-term social, environmental, and economic results, an emphasis on the triple bottom-line.

The Maricor Group, Canada Ltd. is part of The Maricor Group ("TMG") with offices in Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Presque Isle and Portland, Maine; and Boston and Hudson, Massachusetts. TMG is a subsidiary of Maine & Maritimes Corporation -- a publicly traded holding company (AMEX: MAM), which is also the parent company of Maricor Technologies, Inc.; Maricor Properties Ltd. and Maine Public Service Company.

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