Hemiwedge Grows Internationally with UAE Customer

Hemiwedge Industries has received an order for $276,000 for its Hemiwedge® Cartridge valves from a customer located in Dubai, UAE. The purchase order was issued to Hemiwedge Valve Corp (HVC) the operating subsidiary of Hemiwedge Industries that sells the patented valve product line. The purchase order ranges from two inch to six inch ANSI class valves that have weld-end connections to save weight for helicopter skid applications.

The product's "core" and "hemi" features protect the seat ring giving longer service life and the "cartridge" allows all internal moving parts to be changed out during maintenance quickly without removing the weld-end body from the line. The order is a result of several years of outstanding performance and low maintenance costs in drilling mud diverter applications.

Mr. Ken Chickering, CEO of Hemiwedge Industries, said, "The Hemiwedge® Cartridge valve's proven performance in this application domestically with other companies has provided an easier acceptance for the product internationally. We currently anticipate additional business from this overseas customer in 2010 and thereafter."

Mr. Chickering continued, "HVC anticipates robust sales adoption for the Hemiwedge valve technology as customers place repeat orders and current product test trials in new applications return with excellent results and new end-user orders."