VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and LISLE, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - Kelso Technologies Inc. (the "Company" or "Kelso") (TSX VENTURE:KLS)(KEOSF) -
The Company reports that it has added another 27,000 square feet to its existing leased production facility in Bonham, Texas bringing the total to 41,000 square feet of leased premise. Kelso will have a total of 47,000 square feet of space dedicated to the production of products for the supply of OEM, retrofit and repair customers.
Kelso continues to build its brand and business based on its ability to provide a reliable supply of proprietary, high-quality, high-performance products that improve safety, environmental protection and above average economic rewards for those that adopt our products. The expansion of our production facilities will ensure that we can handle the production logistics required to meet the rapidly growing demand for our products.
Kelso currently offers 34 products. In 2012 the Company has been the catalyst for innovative change in the railroad industry in the areas of containment and pressure management in the load/unload and transport of hazardous materials. Over the past six months customers have adopted several of our external pressure relief valve designs as "best available technologies" resulting in the acceleration of their adoption strategies and orders for these products.
In addition to current product offerings Kelso Innovative Solutions Inc., our wholly owned product development enterprise, has been working with key customers on new products to add to our catalogue. Our new manway is in the final engineering design stage with several OEM customers which, when completed, is expected to lead to commercial adoption in 2013.
James R. Bond, CEO, comments that, "Despite very challenging economic conditions during the year the many stakeholders of Kelso have shown the patience, dedication and support required to build a new business enterprise such as Kelso. We are very pleased with our progress to date and Kelso is now well positioned with the production and financial resources it needs for future economic success. We thank everyone for their contributions and continued support."
About Kelso Technologies
Kelso is a railroad equipment supplier that designs, produces and sells a new generation of innovative products designed to improve the safe containment and pressure management of hazardous materials during transport. Products include a series of external constant force spring pressure relief valves and a new revolutionary manway trademarked as the "Kelso Klincher™".
These products are initially designed for use on applications on railroad tank cars but are currently being modified for use in other markets that include roadway trucking. All products are patent protected. Their primary design function is to reduce human errors and injuries and minimize environmental harm due to non-accidental release events that may occur during the transport of hazardous materials.
Kelso''s business goal is to have its products categorized as "best available technology" for a wide range of HAZMAT and non-hazardous applications that will lead to the capture of a large share of the market for these products. Management is confident that based on the recent acceptance and rapid adoption of our products by OEM customers in the railroad industry that we have created a product catalogue on which to grow and sustain a successful multi-million dollar business on behalf of the shareholders of Kelso Technologies.
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 management is confident that based on the recent acceptance and rapid adoption of our products by OEM customers in the railroad industry that we have created a product catalogue on which to grow and sustain a successful multi-million dollar business on behalf of the shareholders of Kelso Technologies. 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 any additional capital needs that may arise; we may not have sufficient capital to develop, produce and deliver new orders; product development may face unexpected delays; 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; and operations may run into permit, labor or other problems. 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. 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.