FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paymeon, Inc. (OTC MARKETS:PAYM) (the “Company”) today announced the receipt of new funding to drive the operational efforts of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Basanite Industries, LLC (“Basanite”). Basanite was formed in September, 2018 in Delaware to serve the construction industry with Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) products as cost-effective, higher strength, and sustainable alternatives to traditional steel reinforcing. Basanite is led by a new management team brought in by Paymeon earlier this year that has more than 45 years of industry experience growing and leading manufacturing businesses such as Basanite.
The new funding of more than $500,000 will be used in part to acquire new, state of the art pultrusion manufacturing lines and raw materials. Basanite is also in the process of securing a new facility specifically suited for its forecast production needs. Terms of the funding will be more fully described in required filings with the securities and exchange commission.
The new investment is to meet forecast demand created by the entry of Basanite into agreements with several companies for the purchase of its Basalt FRP products. One of the companies, Carolina Composites, is contracted with one of the largest railway companies in the United States. The contract is to build several million railway ties, using their patented composite concrete with Basalt FRP (BFRP) as the sole reinforcement. Carolina Composites is engaging Basanite to produce a significant percentage of the BFRP requirement. Basanite will also supply BFRP reinforcement in Carolina Composites’ “Dynawall” [Sound Wall] Systems. This alliance could represent potential sales of tens of millions of linear feet annually.
Basanite has also entered into agreements with Atlantic TNG, a company that specializes in Department of Transportation work providing a variety of highway transportation products, including drainage structures and above-ground architectural precast elements, will partner with Basanite and the Florida Department of Transportation on testing, and TriTek, a global company that manufactures sea walls and does soil stabilization projects.
Basanite Industries, LLC expects to be commercially operational by the second quarter of 2019.
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