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Hammonds Industries’ ODV®

Featured On Cover of National Trade Magazine

Houston / Kemah, Texas – January 8, 2008 Hammonds Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: HMDI), announced today that Ground Support Worldwide, a leading trade publication in the aircraft handling and support equipment industry, has published its January 2008 edition featuring a full cover picture of Hammonds’ Omni Directional Vehicle (ODV®) and an article describing the use of our equipment at Robbins Air Force Base. The electronic version of this article may be accessed at www.groundsupportworldwide.com. Since 2005, ground support crews at Robbins AFB have been using several of the Hammonds’ ODV®’s, alongside conventional towing equipment from other manufacturers. The January article describes several advantages of our ODV®, including safety, maneuverability, and efficiency in manpower since hookup and release can be performed by the operator. Other significant advantages of the Hammonds’ ODV® are improved visibility and precision of control because the operator compartment can swivel to face the direction of travel. Hammonds’ ODV® is proving to be the superior technology for material positioning and aircraft towing applications.

About Hammonds Industries

Hammonds Industries, the premier provider of military aviation fuel additive systems, is revolutionizing material handling and airline towing systems with its Hammonds’ ODV® – the omni directional vehicle which easily tows heavy loads in any direction. Hammonds Industries has designed and manufactured specialized products, primarily for government, aviation and military customers for over 25 years. Founded in 1982, the company has a long-standing reputation for innovation. Hammonds’ products include patented systems for blending and injecting fuel additives, systems for blending water treatment chemicals, as well as fuel handling products. Hammonds is a subsidiary of American International Industries, Inc. (NasdaqCM: AMIN).

To view Hammonds’s products and for additional information about the company, please visit http://www.hammondscos.com, http://www.hammondsodv.com, and http://www.waterchlorination.com.

For more information about HMDI, contact Rebekah Ruthstrom at 281-334-9479 or e-mail amin@americanii.com.

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