SOURCE: HERC Products Incorporated

March 04, 2008 11:00 ET

HERC to Acquire Marine Environmental Services, Inc.

PORTSMOUTH, VA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - HERC Products Incorporated (PINKSHEETS: HERC) announced today that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marine Environmental Services, Inc. (MES) in Portsmouth, VA.

MES is an environmental cleaning company focused on the commercial and industrial markets throughout Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. MES performs similar work to HERC's current operations primarily in a different market segment of HERC's mid Atlantic footprint.

HERC's Chairman and President Mr. S. Steven Carl stated: "HERC and MES make a great team to take advantage of the synergy in people, equipment and experience throughout the geographic market area. The joining of the two operations locally in Portsmouth provides significant cost savings for the combined operations in the mid Atlantic region and support for our Navy work in all locations. We expect the collective operations to be able to provide customers with a broader offering and higher level of services than either company could provide alone."

HERC Products Incorporated ( provides proprietary infrastructure products and services to federal, municipal, commercial and industrial, and retail markets. Our Marine Technology division provides water and waste water system rehabilitation and renewal services to federal customers. Our Water Technology division provides waste water rehabilitation services to municipal customers. Simplex Building Products, Inc. provides fencing, decking, and railing products, under the Polytimber® brand name (, and window products to commercial, industrial and retail customers.

This press release contains forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which are disclosed in the Company's previously filed SEC reports.

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