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December 6, 2006 - PRESS RELEASE
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February 9, 2006 - PRESS RELEASE
RESTORATION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTORS and REC DEMOLITION proud to be part of the REGENT PARK DEMOLITION CELEBRATION and to the Start of the City of Toronto Revitalization .

REC Receives Safety Award at PCL Dinner in Ottawa
Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition are proud to announce they have received the prominent PCL Safety Award at PCL/Victoria Museum/PWGSC dinner.

New standards for removing asbestos expected in 2005
New standards and procedures for handling and removing building materials with asbestos content are likely to come into force during 2005.

It’s expected that sometime next year the provincial government will implement a number of changes apply to the handling of asbestos materials on construction and renovation projects, said Thornton, vice president of Pinchin Environmental for Construct Canada.

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Re-building the Castle - PCL Constructors Canada Inc. & Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition
Dubbed “The Castle on Metcalfe” because of its immediately recognizable shape and style, the Victoria Memorial Museum Building is one of Canada’s oldest museum buildings and one of its greatest physical treasures. Over the next five years, the building will be completely restored to bring it up to modern standards.
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Weyerhaeuser corrugated paper machine for sale to highest bidder & additional equipment
TORONTO, June 8/CNW/ - Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC) and REC Demolition are offering a “medium corrugated paper machine” to the highest bidder at the Weyerhaeuser Sturgeon Falls, Ontario Pulp and Paper Plant. Daily output is 300 tons/day in a 24-hour plant paper mill. Additional equipment is also offered to highest bidder.
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New - EACO 2004 - Mould Abatement Guidelines
Download the new EACO Mould Guidelines in PDF format. (click here to download)

The Infectiousness of Mould:
Toxic Mould Claims in Canada?

Federal PCB Regulations
Environment Canada's proposed amendments to the Chlorobiphenyls Regulations and to the Storage of PCB Material Regulations.

Recognizing and Controlling the Asbestos Hazard of Vermiculite Insulation in Construction
Vermiculite insulation was commonly installed as wall and ceiling insulation in a number of commercial and residential applications.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Restoration Environmental Contractors Infectious Disease Control Response Team to supply and install Portable HEPA Negative Air Filtering Scrubber Units to Hospitals to provide the highest level of protection against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Mould Worries Real Estate Sector
Industry facing more claims over damage related to sometimes-deadly spores.

Possible $200 million liability - U.S. Supreme Court sides with workers in asbestos case
Daily Commercial News

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that some workers who were exposed to cancer causing asbestos can win money damages in court - even though they do not yet have cancer and may never get it.

Restoration Environmental Contractors Featured in Canadian Property Management Magazine
See our full page ad, as featured in Canadian Property Management,
Canada’s premier property management magazine.

Lawsuits prompt formation of CCA Group - task force to develop mould standards
Daily Commercial News
A Canadian Construction Association (CCA) task force will develop national standards to help contractors deal with mould and the lawsuits that can grow out of it.

Molds Increase Severity of Asthma
British Medical Journal

Severe asthma in adults may be associated with sensitivity to airborne molds rather than pollens, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

Mold forces closing of Hilton Tower in Waikiki, Hawaii
Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, one of the world's largest resorts, has closed all 453 guest rooms in the newest of its six towers and is spending $10 million to rid it of a potentially dangerous mold called eurotium.

Several large mold and fungi remediation projects recently completed by Restoration Environmental Contractors
Restoration Environmental have recently completed several projects involving mold and fungi remediation, asbestos removal among others.

Toxic Intruder
Black Mold Panic Has Families Fleeing Their Homes

Believe it or not, families around the country are fleeing their homes — or having them destroyed — because of an insidious intruder they say is making them sick.

Ed McMahon: My terrifying brush with death
Globe - April 30-2002
Ed McMahon is looking to win a sweepstakes size lawsuit, claiming toxic mold in his Beverly Hills mansion nearly killed him.

November 11, 2001 - PRESS RELEASE
Restoration Environmental Contractors to join Disaster Kleenup International

Restoration Environmental interviewed by Daily Commercial News
October 26, 2001 interview with the Daily Commercial News newspaper.

EACO - New association aims for a broader base
October 26, 2001 article from the Daily Commercial News newspaper.

Opportunities develop from environmental hazards
October 26, 2001 article from the Daily Commercial News newspaper.

Information on Anthrax
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax most commonly occurs in wild and domestic lower vertebrates (cattle, sheep, goats, camels, antelopes, and other herbivores), but it can also occur in humans when they are exposed to infected animals or tissue from infected animals.

Toxic Mold and Environmental Conference rescheduled for January 31, 2002
In light of recent events, the Toxic Mold and Environmental Conference has been rescheduled for January 31, 2002. The conference will take place in Markham Ontario, Canada. Guests will include New York City Health Department expert Chris D'Andrea. Topics include Anthrax, Bioterrorism Hazardous Materials and Environmental Issues.

Mold and Environmental Conference: Oct. 18, 2001 in Markham, ON
Strong demand brings a second mold and environmental conference to be held in Markham, Ontario on October 18, 2001.

Stachybotrys Mold can cause serious Health and Financial problems!
Cost of cleanup and corporate liabilities.

CBS News: An Insidious Mold
Some strains of Stachybotrys cause allergies, asthma and skin rashes. Others produce mycotoxins, released into the air. These toxins can seriously damage the lungs and central nervous system.

Containing Noxious Mold
Mold stinks. No argument. Feed the fungi, water it, keep it in the dark and it will prosper. Disturb it and it will attack. No arguments there, either. Beyond that, in the wars against the most prolific building pest of the 1990s, almost everything else is up in the air. One big exception The cost of abating extensive building mold growth--at best an irritant, at worst a killer--can be "astronomical."

Ontario: Expert Panel Tackles The Health Risks Of Toxigenic Mold And Fungus Indoors
Over the years, health departments have investigated community concerns about the health effects of poor indoor air quality. Many factors contribute to poor indoor air quality which may result in a variety of symptoms.

Pulmonary Hemorrhage And Hemosiderosis In Infants
Over the past several years, there have been a number of young infants (most under 6 months old), in the eastern neighborhoods of Cleveland, who have been coughing up blood due to bleeding in their lungs. Some infants have died and more infants continue to to get ill.

Removing Lead Based Paint In The Home
Many Canadians are choosing to renovate their homes rather than move to new ones. Besides making good economic sense, renovating can be a very rewarding experience.

Indoor Environment Division Partner Alert:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Potential Association Between Indoor Mold Growth and Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Infants

Toxic Effects of Indoor Mold
This statement describes molds, their toxic properties, and their potential for causing toxic respiratory problems in infants. Guidelines for pediatricians are given to help reduce exposures to mold in homes of infants. This is a rapidly evolving area and more research is ongoing.

Facts About Mold
Molds (fungi) are present EVERYWHERE -indoors and outdoors. They serve an important, positive role, by helping to break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold. At least 1,000 species of molds are common in the U.S.

Asbestos Exposure
Questions and Answers

Cleanup of Bird, Bat, Rodent and Animal Feces

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments
"The New York City Protocol".

Mold Abatement Removal Work Has Not Been Done Properly In Some Schools and Public Buildings
Everyday in Ontario Mold and Fungus removal and abatement work in our schools and public buildings is done improperly. It is the opinion of many professional Consulting Engineers and Environmental Consultants involved in Ontario's Environmental Abatement Industry, the mold abatement work is not being removed properly, by unqualified contractors and their untrained staff.

Contract Awards
New Contract Awards for Restoration Environmental Contractors

New! CD-ROM Business Cards
Restoration Environmental Contractors are proud to announce the availability of our new CD Rom Business Cards.

Removal of fly ash - London Health Science Centre
Restoration Environmental Contractors provided an experienced project management team and highly trained work force specialized in decontamination, abatement and environmental plant cleaning services.

Lead abatement and demolition work at Ford of Canada St. Thomas Assembly Plant
A combined project management team developed and implemented a plan to remove and dismantle, demolish and successfully decontaminate the Lead Solder Booth Line at Ford of Canada St. Thomas Assembly Plant.

Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mold & Fungus, PCB's
Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including asbestos, lead paint, mould and fungus are removed improperly, overlooked, ignored or are disregarded by unscrupulous building owners, corporate executives, their representatives, building and property managers because of limited budgets, lack of knowledge, greed or contempt for worker or public health and safety.

Restoration Environmental Contractors announces expansion to United States & Tobago in the Caribbean
Restoration Environmental Contractors Ltd. with offices in Markham and Brantford, Ontario, Canada is proud to announce it is expanding to the United States and the Caribbean in the Year 2000. The new offices will be opening in Tierra Verde (Tampa-St.Petersburg) Florida and later this year in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.

The United Nations - The Caribbean Asbestos Forum
The Caribbean Asbestos Forum was held in Trinidad & Tobago with 12 Caribbean Nations represented plus Canada and the United Kingdom. This forum was sponsered by The United Nations, with the support of the Secretariat for the Basel Convention and CARIRI.

Mold menacing students, costing millions
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- To protest a menace in their school, nearly 1,000 students at East High School in Memphis skipped homeroom one day.

Villages of Sally Creek Retirement Community - $130 million new development in Woodstock, Ontario
The former Oxford Regional Centre (West), in Woodstock is a 230 acre site that will house a planned retirement community to be known as the Villages of Sally Creek.

OSHA: Guidelines to protect employees from anthrax biological threat
WASHINGTON - OSHA U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today issued recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will reduce the risk of anthrax exposure when handling mail. The guidelines are part of an effort to ensure that the American people know that workplaces will remain safe.

Infection control in hospitals and health care facilities
Restoration Environmental was recently awarded Asbestos Removal following "Infection Control Procedures". The hospital renovation project is located at Humber River Regional Hospital.

REC Opens New Branch Office in Brantford, Ontario
Don Bremner, Vice President of Operations of Restoration Environmental Contractors would like to announce that we have opened a new branch office at 124 Garden Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario. This office will better service our clients in the Niagara Peninsula, Brantford, Windsor, London, Woodstock, Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario.

Over 6,000 Projects Completed
Environmental awareness and legal compliance are essential to any organization committed to meeting the needs of today's business. Restoration Environmental Contractors is an environmental contracting company with over 17 years of experience in the industry. We have handled over 6,000 asbestos, lead and heavy metal dust contaminant removal projects, as well as 50 site cleanups to date.

New Asbestos Removal Video
Call us for our New Asbestos Removal Video of the largest Asbestos Removal Project in Toronto since 1998.

REC Awarded Over $5 Million in New Environmental Contracts
Restoration Environmental Contractors is proud to announce they have been rewarded three separate Environmental Cleanup Contracts, totaling $5,600,000.00.

Final Stages of Asbestos Removal Project In Toronto
Restoration Environmental Contractors is proud to announce it is in the final stages of the largest Asbestos Removal Project in Toronto. The $2.2 million project is "The Old Crown Life Building", a Toronto landmark since the 1950's. It is located at 120 Bloor St. E., in Toronto.

REC Low-Bidder On Yonge Street Subway Line
Restoration Environmental Contractors was the low-bidder on the TTC-Toronto Transit Commission "Asbestos Removal of The Yonge Street Subway Line" for $7.4 million.

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