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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

MISTRAS Group Inc. Acquires Controlled Vibrations Incorporated

MISTRAS Products & Systems72, Princeton Junction, NJ, USA

Princeton Junction, NJ, October 30, 2007 – MISTRAS Group Inc. has acquired Controlled Vibrations Incorporated (CVI) located in Doylestown, PA.

CVI has been a leader in the Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Industry since 1991 integrating PdM Technologies with Maintenance Program Management. Their clients have benefited by using CVI’s established benchmarking methods to Industry Best Practices, ensuring maximum return on their investment. As a result, leading corporations from the Power Generation, Steel, Petro-Chemical, Nuclear, Paper, HVAC, Co-Generation, Manufacturing, Hospital, Government Agencies and Pharmaceutical industries use CVI proprietary methods.

CVI’s core business covers a variety of PdM services including Vibration PdM/RBM (Reliability Based Maintenance) Walk-Around Programs, Infrared Thermography Surveys, Oil Analysis, Ultrasonics, Motor Condition Monitoring and Strain Gage Materials Testing and Stress Analysis. In addition CVI also performs factory and on-site third party acceptance testing, installation of permanent vibration sensor and on-line monitoring systems and complete engineering root cause analysis. CVI as a technical engineering service company, also supplies training with certification in predictive maintenance markets.

Michael Burch, former Owner of CVI and current Vice-President Predictive Maintenance Products & Services for the MISTRAS Group, will also be managing another subsidiary of MISTRAS, Vibra-Metrics, a manufacturer of vibration sensing instruments and sensors. “Joining the MISTRAS Group creates an engine for growth for CVI and its employees. Combining CVI with the resources and technology of Vibra-Metrics and Physical Acoustics Corp. (PAC) along with MISTRAS’s worldwide presence will enable us to faster recognize our potential of becoming an international force in PdM and On-line Asset Management”, states Michael Burch. Dr. Sotirios J. Vahaviolos, Chairman and CEO of MISTRAS Group adds “With CVI and the knowledge that its principals bring to the PdM marketplace adds another dimension to our continuous effort in becoming a technology enabled service company in the Asset Protection Business.”

MISTRAS Group Inc. provides Nondestructive testing products and services under the well known brand names of CONAM Inspection & Engineering Services, Inc., Physical Acoustics Corporation, Code Services, Quality Services Laboratories Inc., Caliber Inspection, PRI, NDT Automation, Controlled Vibrations Inc. and Vibra-Metrics. MISTRAS Group provides Asset Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Solutions to the Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Aerospace, Public Infrastructure and Manufacturing sectors as well as strategic on-line instrumentation that facilitates Plant Asset Management decisions. In addition, MISTRAS is the leading provider of Enterprise Solution Software that aids in the safe and profitable operation of industrial facilities worldwide.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.mistrasgroup.com or contact the main office at 609-716-4000.

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