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IES Forms an Alliance with SVITZER Salvage to Provide Marine Firefighting in the Americas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana / Miami, Florida –  January 18, 2013  – Industrial Emergency Services, LLC (“IES”) ( and SVITZER Salvage Americas ( announced this week that the companies have entered into an alliance to provide marine firefighting services as part of the continued SVITZER Salvage effort to expand its capabilities throughout North and South America. The contract includes efforts by both companies to implement a dedicated plan for the US / OPA 90 Salvage and Marine Fire Fighting requirements, as well as provide marine firefighting capability throughout the Americas and eastern Pacific.  The plan includes the ongoing development of marine firefighting teams stationed across the US coastal regions with caches of marine firefighting equipment to include fire pumps, foam concentrate and related equipment.

“With this alliance SVITZER Salvage will be able to offer our customers a comprehensive salvage and marine firefighting solution not only for the US, but for the entire North and South American region. IES was chosen to support this effort due to their high safety standards, current capabilities and specialized marine firefighting experience” said SVITZER Salvage America’s Manager, Maurice Denis.

“The addition of marine firefighting services provides IES additional resources and capability that will continue to enhance IES as a premier solution to industrial and marine firefighting for our customers. In addition, the alliance will provide SVITZER with trained personnel and equipment based in the US to support salvage operations anywhere they are needed” said Tom Henning; IES Vice President; West Coast, Marine and International Operations.

For more than 175 years, SVITZER has been at the forefront of providing specialized marine services. With a fleet of some 520 vessels across 40 countries SVITZER offers solutions in the fields of harbor, terminal, and offshore marine services as well as emergency response and salvage operations. SVITZER is part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

IES is a leading provider of in-plant safety staffing, emergency preparedness planning and emergency response, plant turnaround safety support services, safety training, and pipeline safety services. The company provides safety services and emergency response capabilities for physical plant in excess of $10 billion and for thousands of personnel. IES has been providing its services domestically and abroad over a 13 year history for blue chip industrial customers in the refining, chemical processing, pipeline and terminal, automotive and food processing industries.

The release may be found at:

For More Information:           Gracia Rosslow, President,  IES,LLC

 (225)218-6458        Maurice Denis, Regional Manager, Americas Region

 (786) 338-8836


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