INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
601 CIEN STREET, SUITE 235, KEMAH, TX 77565-3077
Tel: (281) 334-9479 Fax: (281) 334-9508
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES, AN
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES SUBSIDIARY,
COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CONTROLLING INTEREST IN
HAMMONDS TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.
Kemah, Texas – April 28, 2005 International American Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IMTG), a subsidiary of American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: AMIN),today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 51% ownership in Hammonds Technical Services, Inc. IMTG has made application to the NASD to have its shares traded on the OTCBB. Gary Woerz, President of IMTG, stated "We believe that the combination of the vision of IMTG and Hammonds’ diverse mix of industry products promises to deliver exceptional growth and profits through this dynamic partnership. We are pursuing new contracts that will set the stage for significant growth in the near future." Hammonds, founded in 1982, managed and 49% owned by Carl L. Hammonds, is currently projecting 2005 revenues to be from $7 million to $9 million and be profitable during the next twelve months. Hammonds designs, develops, manufactures and sells products in the following areas:
1. WATER TREATMENT FOR MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE
As the demand for clean, safe water grows in the U.S., increased production and treatment of municipal and industrial water continues. Hammonds’ proprietary solid disinfection technology has been a major alternative to gaseous chlorine used in every phase of water treatment. Municipal drinking water, food processing, and industrial waste treatment presents unlimited growth potential for Hammonds’ water treatment patents. Hammonds will distribute 1.2 million pounds of calcium hypochlorite for municipal disinfection through its network of equipment distributors and food processing customers in 2005.
2. FUEL HANDLING EQUIPMENT FOR THE MILITARY
Hammonds’ fluid powered additive systems have helped pave the way for a single battlefield fuel by supplying both distribution and tactical additive injectors to all branches of the U.S. military. Hammonds continues to dominate military additive injection through sole source supply of equipment for long-term contracts as the U.S. military evolves their fuel handling technology.
3. FUEL ADDITIVE INJECTION
Hammonds’ injectors are the industry standard for additive injection of general and commercial aviation fuels. Hammonds’ truck mounted injectors are the technology of choice for major U.S. marketers of jet fuel in providing custom blending at the end of the hose for not only jet fuel, but a wide range of products including diesel, LPGN (propane), home heating oil, and bio-diesel. In January 2005, Hammonds began a long-term program to install dye injection systems in over eight hundred Canadian and U.S. stationary and truck mounted diesel delivery installations. In addition to equipment, Hammonds fuel additive division produces and markets motor and aviation fuel additives with Biobor®JF as its primary product serving the aviation, stand-by power and marine fuel markets. While Biobor®JF is one of only two biocides approved for use in aviation fuels, it has been tested and approved as a preservative for manufactured wood products such as engineered trusses, windows and sheet building materials. The expanding use of these manufactured wood products promises a new and expanded market for Biobor®JF since products such as arsenic have been removed from the list of approved wood preservatives.
4. INDUSTRIAL UTILITY VEHICLES
Under an exclusive assignment of multiple design patents, Hammonds began production in March 2005 of an entirely new class of industrial utility vehicles called the "Omni Directional Vehicle". This revolutionary concept creates a new standard for utility vehicle safety and performance. Forklifts, freight terminal tractors, security vehicles, industrial highway mowers and a full range of aviation ground handling vehicles are dramatically enhanced from Hammonds’ patented design. In addition to producing several ODV products at its new plant in Conroe, Texas, Hammonds will enter into license agreements with several major manufacturers to produce a range of vehicles based on its ODV patents. For additional information please visit Hammonds’ web site: www.hammondscos.com.
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The matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical information provided herein may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "expects" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that we mayanticipate in each of our segments reflected by our subsidiary' operations include without limitations, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services, increased levels of competition, new products and technology changes, the dependence upon financing, third party suppliers and intellectual property rights, the rules of regulatory authorities and risks associated with any acquisitions. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis, judgment, belief or expectation only as of the date hereof.
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