EFI Global Responds to Katrina Recovery Efforts

September 22, 2005

EFI Global, a provider of forensic engineering, fire investigation, environmental, accident reconstruction and laboratory testing services, has placed experts at operational base camps in downtown New Orleans, Covington, Louisiana, and Pass Christian, Mississippi, and several other points throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Ron Holt, president and CEO, EFI Global Inc. has appointed Ed Peszek, Catastrophe Response manager, EFI Global Inc. to oversee EFI Global’s immediate and long-term catastrophe response efforts. Peszek has more than 20 years of diverse environmental and engineering consulting experience, and will be coordinating response teams on site as well as from our command center.

“The widespread damage associated with Hurricane Katrina is at a level that I’ve never experienced before and demands strategic planning and capabilities that we are in line to offer,” said Peszek. “I am very pleased with the exceptional work our experts already on site have accomplished and look forward to generating results and solutions for our customers.”

Engineers are currently studying structural damage in assessable affected areas, and teams are now in place to provide mold evaluations, moisture mapping, indoor air quality and asbestos surveys. EFI Global is taking disaster recovery inquiries and assignments through a dedicated Hurricane Katrina phone line operating from EFI Global headquarters in Houston.

Hurricane Katrina reporting phone line: (24 hours) 1.888.888.2467.

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