TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2017) - Augusta Industries Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:AAO) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Marcon International Inc. ("Marcon"), has been awarded contracts with various departments of the United States government for the supply of instrumentation and equipment. The aggregate value of the agreement entered into was $206,830.48 in the month of March. The current pipeline of orders, including these new contracts, is $550,927.02 as of April 17, 2017.
The Corporation would also like to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary FOX-TEK Canada Inc. ("FOX-TEK"), has been selected to participate in the Business-to-Government Zone premiering at Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery.
The Business-to-Government initiative (B2G) at Discovery 2017 will create an opportunity for high-growth technology companies to build awareness of their products or services directly with the public sector potentially fostering business opportunities and partnerships. B2G invites companies to participate in a series of 10-minute, one-on-one meetings with targeted government representatives to showcase solutions and demonstrate the importance of support to their sector.
"The Corporation is pleased that it continues to enter into new agreements with various entities of the United States government," stated Allen Lone, President of the Corporation. "We are very excited that we have been selected to participate in the Business to Government initiative which will give the Corporation the exposure and result in increased sales and continued growth."
About the Corporation:
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon and Fox-Tek Canada Inc. ("Fox-Tek"), the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.
Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon's principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment (Electrical, mechanical and Instrumentation.) In addition to departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, Marcon's major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co.
Fox-Tek develops non-intrusive asset health monitoring sensor systems for the oil and gas market to help operators track the thinning of pipelines and refinery vessels due to corrosion/erosion, strain due to bending/buckling and process pressure and temperature. The Corporation's FT fiber optic sensor and corrosion monitoring systems allow cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities to improve scheduled maintenance operations, avoid unnecessary shutdowns, and prevent accidents and leaks.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions, uncertainties and management's best estimates of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements are detailed from time to time in the Corporation's periodic reports filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Corporation has no intention or obligation to teupda or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.