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2009-02-01 - Cold Jet Introduces High-Tech Machining and Manufacturing Facility

State-of-the-art facility strengthens company's ability to deliver high-quality nozzles, dry ice blasting and production systems

CINCINNATI - February 18, 2009 - Cold Jet, the world leader in dry ice blast cleaning and production technology, today introduced its new high-tech machining and manufacturing facility in Milford, Ohio. The 14,600 square foot facility, additional staff and $2.5 million of investment in state-of-the-art equipment allow Cold Jet to continue to innovate and provide the highest quality precision production processes for its patented nozzles, dry ice blasters and dry ice production equipment.

The new facility boasts several cutting-edge processes, including Electrical Discharge Machining, a machining method that makes it possible to effectively cut detailed contours and cavities in hardened steel and exotic metals while allowing tolerances to be held at +/- 0.0001" for precision product manufacturing. Between the new facility and Cold Jet's Loveland headquarters, the company now has more than 35,000 square feet of manufacturing and assembly space.

"With our new facility, we have tighter control over our manufacturing processes, which will allow us to reduce the time it takes to develop and deliver products to our customers," said Gene Cooke, president and CEO of Cold Jet. "Our new machining and manufacturing capabilities distinguish Cold Jet as the trusted and proven technology leader, and furthers our mission of leading the industry in innovation and quality. The facility complements our assembly operations, R&D lab and testing cell, and allows us to offer the most advanced development-to-delivery group of integrated facilities in the market."

Cold Jet currently has the broadest and largest installed customer base providing solutions to thousands of customers worldwide in the automotive, plastics and rubber, packaging, medical device, printing, food processing, and contract cleaning industries. Cold Jet's dry ice blast cleaning systems use non-abrasive recycled CO2 in the form of dry ice pellets or particles for a variety of cleaning applications. The environmentally responsible cleaning process helps to reduce waste and eliminate the need for toxic cleaning solutions.

The company's dry ice production systems are fully automated and can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The systems produce the highest density extruded dry ice available and feature a number of dies that produce various size nuggets and pellets. Today, every major natural gas company around the world is using a Cold Jet dry ice production system.

"For 23 years, Cold Jet has pioneered the application of recycled carbon dioxide to reduce and/or eliminate the use of toxic chemicals and waste-generating processes for cleaning, paint stripping and surface preparation," added Cooke. "Our Aero Series and i3MicroClean systems are the industry standard, and we have developed custom cleaning systems for everything from nuclear waste treatment plants to automotive weld lines. Our new facility and manufacturing team will allow us to continue to deliver the value and performance that our customers have come to expect from Cold Jet while improving manufacturing quality and reducing time of delivery."

About Cold Jet

Cold Jet, LLC is the world leader in dry ice blasting and production technology. Since 1986, Cold Jet has been developing innovative production and cleaning solutions ranging from handheld blasting systems to customized engineered solutions that solve a variety of cleaning challenges around the world. Cold Jet offers the largest selection of environmentally responsible dry ice blasting machines, including the award-winning Aero Series and the revolutionary i3 family of precision cleaning systems, which features the company's patented shaved ice and feeder technologies. In addition to its dry-ice based cleaning systems, the company's dry ice production equipment is used by every major gas company worldwide to produce the highest density dry ice available. Cold Jet is a private company with headquarters in Loveland, Ohio and international operations in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany and Mexico. For more information, visit www.coldjet.com.

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