SOURCE: Astro Pak

November 30, 2007 15:00 ET

Astro Pak Corporation Acquires Oakley Specialized Services, Inc.

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2007) - Astro Pak Corporation today announced it has acquired competitor, Oakley Specialized Services Inc., a chemical cleaning company located in Metuchen, New Jersey. Together, Astro Pak and Oakley will offer customers the most comprehensive range of services and solutions available for the cleaning and passivation of stainless steel components, equipment and piping systems.

"Oakley in its own right has garnered substantial recognition in the cleaning and passivation arena," said Robert Pozil, vice president of sales and marketing, Astro Pak. "Combining our firm, the national market leader, with Oakley, the northeast region's industry leader, strengthens our local presence for customers in the Northeast area. Additionally, Astro Pak will offer national support to the region through our ten other locations situated across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico."

"The mutual strengths of our two companies -- talented staff, collective experience, and strong track record with customers -- will provide a more valuable solution in addressing cleaning and passivation requirements," added Ken Verheyen, president, Astro Pak.

"Collectively, the two companies possess financial strength and an impressive list of pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. We welcome the Oakley workforce into the Astro Pak organization and are confident that the combined enterprise, with its stronger services and capabilities will expand our customer base and opportunities for growth," commented Erik Frankl, vice president of strategic initiatives, Astro Pak.

About Astro Pak

Since its inception in 1959, Astro Pak has become the largest provider of high purity cleaning and passivation services in North America. Its expertise and technologies extend across myriad industries, among them: biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, aerospace and defense, semiconductor, and power generation. Astro Pak is privately held with headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. For more information, please visit

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    Astro Pak Corporation
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