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May 27, 2008

TNT Crane & Rigging Acquires Kuhn Crane Service

TNT Crane & Rigging has purchased the assets of Kuhn Crane Service. Kuhn is one of South Texas’ largest crane companies operating out of its branches in Corpus Christi and Edinburg, Texas.

The combined company will have 78 cranes servicing Texas from branches located in Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Edinburg. TNT and Kuhn are now one of the largest crane service providers in South Texas. This includes full service capabilities ranging from boom trucks to 800 tons and a complete portfolio of rigging capabilities.

Kuhn’s strengths in the oilfield service markets and growing commercial markets of South Texas are complimentary and strategic to the TNT strengths of industrial plant and shipyard work. The combined company will service a broad swath of industries ranging from refinery, petrochemical, power, oilfield service, road and bridge repair, shipyard and commercial repair and construction.

Michael Appling Jr., President and CEO of TNT stated, "The acquisition of Kuhn is a strong strategic fit for TNT and accelerates our growth plans. Kuhn has an extremely new and diversified fleet of cranes. Their long term customer relationships combined with the large crane fleet of TNT will provide additional growth opportunities and enhanced service for our customers. Kuhn further diversifies our revenue base and enhances the energy side of our infrastructure offering. We are now well positioned to serve clients in the oilfields, through the pipelines and compressor stations and into the refineries and other process industries."