Jun. 22, 2011 (Marketwire Canada) --
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Kelso Technologies Inc. (The "Company" or "Kelso") (TSX VENTURE:KLS) -
The Company reports that its wholly owned subsidiary Kelso Technologies (USA) Inc. has substantially completed the first stage of its market introduction of its new patented "Klincher™" Manway Securement System ("MSS").
The initial marketing objectives were to introduce production prototypes of the MSS to regulators and key representatives and customers in the railroad industry. The goal was to convey the revolutionary innovations and attributes of the MSS in terms of addressing environmental sensitivities and the above average returns on investment provided from the use of the MSS. The Company made presentations to the United States Federal Rail Administration, the Association of American Railroads, the railroads themselves and many major companies in the chemical and oil and gas industries who ship hazardous materials via rail.
The consensus from regulators, the industry and customers has been overwhelmingly positive and concludes that the MSS should be seriously considered as an industry changing technology advancement addressing problematic issues facing the railway industry.
The Company is now moving into sales and distribution of the MSS. The Company is beginning to implement its production and assembly plans as previously announced based on information gathered over the past six months. The Company intends to outsource 1,000 complete MSS units per year as part of a supply chain arrangement and has ordered the first 200 units to meet expected demand based on discussions with various customers. All other MSS units will be assembled in Bonham, Texas as needed.
Mr. Neil Gambow, CEO and President of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary Kelso Technologies (USA) Inc. comments that, "Our MSS represents a very large revenue opportunity over the years to come and a key milestone in the business development of Kelso. Our patented MSS has successfully demonstrated to the railroad industry that it offers many new, innovative and unique advantages compared to current systems which have not been improved in decades. Our MSS addresses modern environmental sensitivities, human error, safety, operating efficiencies and cost benefits of ownership. We are now working with our customers on adoption strategies for the MSS."
About Kelso Technologies
Kelso is dedicated to becoming the dominate leader in the design and supply of new innovative technologies aimed at the safe containment of hazardous materials in transportation systems with the primary goal of generating above average benefits for the environment, society, customers, industry work forces and our stakeholders worldwide.
The Company designs, engineers; markets, sells, produces and distributes a series of industrial products based on our patented technologies including constant force pressure relief valves and a new unique MSS that are designed to reduce the risk of environmental harm due to non-accidental events in the transportation of hazardous commodities via railroad tank cars in North America.
Kelso is focused on the full scale commercial marketing and distribution of its proprietary technologies. With the economic recovery in North America, the enforcement of US and Canadian environmental regulations for shippers of chemical commodities and the adverse effects of wear and tear on existing railroad fleets management expects that the railroad industry will rebound significantly. Management is confident that its corporate reorganization in 2010 laid the foundation from which to pursue a meaningful revenue stream from a market made up of over 700 new tank-car builders, major chemical shippers, repair shops and retrofitters. The Company will update, by way of news releases, progress reports in the future.
For a more complete business and financial profile of the Company, management encourages interested parties to view the Company's website at www.kelsotech.com and public documents posted on www.sedar.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
James R. Bond, CEO and President
Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are indicated expectations or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include that we intend to move into sales and distribution of the MSS; that MSS represents a large revenue opportunity; we will begin to implement production and assembly plans; that we intend to outsource 1,000 complete MSS units per year and have 200 units of expected demand, that we can build MSS units as needed in our Bonham, Texas plant, that we can participate in significant bids to supply MSS product; that our products address modern environmental sensitivities, human error, safety, operating efficiencies and cost benefits of ownership; that we will become a reliable supplier of high quality "best of technology" proprietary products; that we can move to full scale commercial marketing and distribution of our products in 2011; that a market of over 700 potential customers exists, that the railroad industry will rebound significantly and that we can grow our MSS and valve business. Actual results could be significantly different than indicated. The Company's products involve detailed proprietary and engineering knowledge and specific customer adoption criteria, hence factors that could cause actual results to be materially different include that we may be unsuccessful in raising sufficient capital to develop, produce and deliver new orders; orders that are placed may be cancelled; product may not perform as well as expected; markets may not develop as quickly as anticipated or at all; or that the productive capacity of Kelso may not be able to be developed as expected because of finance, zoning, employment or other issues that may arise. Further, we are reliant on certain key employees who may leave the Company and we may be unable to protect or defend our intellectual property. Competitors may develop better or cheaper alternatives to our products. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility to update these forward looking statements except to the extent required by law.
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Kelso Technologies Inc.
CEO and President
Kelso Technologies Inc.
Chief Financial Officer