Ridgeline Announces Management Agreement
Missouri Water Treatment Facility Current Annual Revenue of $ 32MM/Year
CALGARY, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. ("Ridgeline" or the "Company") (TSXV: RLE, OTCQX: RGDEF, FSE: RL7) an energy services and water treatment technology company, today announces a Management Agreement with Consolidated Water Treatment of Missouri (CTM). Ridgeline will provide contracting services for the collection, treatment and disposal of industrial waste water in Carthage Missouri. All the water handled under this management agreement will be processed for beneficial use and discharge. Oils and other effluent will be extracted for agriculture and energy industries.
The purpose of The Management Agreement is to allow RLE to manage CTM while a definitive agreement to purchase a majority interest of CTM by RLE is drafted and expected to be executed in February 2013. The Agreement took effect on December 1st, of last year, and was held as confidential between the parties until permanent management from Ridgeline could be put in place.
CTM receives industrial water from a wide variety of waste producers. The initial facility was constructed several years ago to create a state of the art facility for processing industrial waste water byproducts. Ridgeline water processing equipment will allow the facility to more than double in capacity and revenue over the next 12 to 18 months.
Dennis M. Danzik (Founder of the Ridgeline water treatment technology) was engaged to manage the facility by banking and investor interests of CTM. Since early December Mr. Danzik has been applying waste water handling knowhow to the CTM operation in order to determine if the combination of Ridgeline's processes and management could improve the operation. Since December 1st 2012, results have been impressive with a marked improvement in the operating and financial performance of the CTM facility. Significant further gains in both annual revenue and earnings are possible throughout 2013.
Ridgeline has used the Management Agreement step successfully at the Santa Fe Springs facility in California which the acquisition that is expected to close imminently. It allows Ridgeline to do a much higher degree of diligence as the company has full access and visibility of financials, operating capabilities, customers and suppliers, all aspects of managing the facility are managed by Ridgeline. The Company has had independent auditors reviewing all financial records of CTM since December 2012 in preparation of a final agreement.
"The management of CTM instantly doubles the revenue size of Ridgeline and completes our vertical track of waste water to direct energy. In the coming months, we will continue to aggressively grow our industrial waste water opportunities. Facilities like CTM, and our Santa Fe Springs facility are perfect examples of a substantial Ridgeline future" stated Dennis M. Danzik.
Tony Ker, CEO of Ridgeline commented "Ridgeline views this as key step to providing an additional large scale site with equal to or better financial benefits than our Santa Fe Springs facility in California. It also provides our first complete opportunity to vertically integrate into the waste water collection, treatment, disposal and waste byproduct business."
About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. is an energy services and water treatment technology company. The Company is applying proprietary technology to treat water generated from industrial and commercial waste water markets. These markets include a wide variety of clients across a broad spectrum of industries including oil and gas. Through its environmental consulting and remediation divisions, Ridgeline Environment has built a reputation as an established provider of environmental services to the Western Canadian oil and gas industry. Ridgeline GreenFill provides soil remediation and wet waste disposal services to the oil and gas industry. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RLE", the OTCQX as "RGDEF" and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as "RL7".
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