Sunday, October 16, 2011

Groveton EDA grant matched by $100,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

GROVETON -- North Country Council (NCC) has announced they have received a $150,000 grant from the US Dept. of Commerce/Economic Development Administration to assist with the redevelopment effort at the former Wausau and Groveton Paperboard Mill site in Northumberland. These funds are matched by a $100,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.

The purpose of the grant is to create a public/private partnership which will lead to new businesses and new jobs at the former mill site. NCC is working closely with town officials, the current owner and potential developers of the site, all of whom have supported the concept of utilizing the assets of the site----including the buildings, the ability to create heat and power on site, the wastewater treatment facility among other site assets ---to expand an existing and growing regional industrial cluster based on using agricultural products. Supported by these grants, this next stage of development activities will include identifying products, markets and distribution plans for crops and value-added products, business plans for any parts of the site better suited to municipal or nonprofit ownership, and physical site engineering needs such as operating a co-generation facility and wastewater treatment plant. These activities will be fine tuned over the next few weeks in consultation with the town and new owner of the site. More

U.S. EDA Invests to Advance Redevelopment of Groveton Paper Mill Complex

U.S. EDA Invests to Advance Redevelopment of Groveton Paper Mill Complex

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $150,000 grant to the North Country Council of Bethlehem, N.H., to help create a redevelopment plan for the former Groveton Paperboard-Wausau Paper mill complex in the Town of Northumberland, Village of Groveton.

“The Obama administration is committed to providing communities with the resources they need to foster job creation and business growth,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. “This EDA investment will allow Groveton to explore new uses for the paper mill to create new business and job growth opportunities.” More

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MOP Environmental Solutions Founder Charles M. Diamond Dead at 69


Wayne King, Recently Appointed CEO, to Implement Seamless Transition

Bath NH, MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc (OTCPK-MOPN) today announced the death of its founding President and CEO, Charles M. Diamond, inventor of the Maximum Oil Pickup (MOP) line of oil cleanup products as well as a host of other products.


Wayne King, recently appointed CEO and President of MOP said that Diamond died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. “All of us in the MOP family are saddened by the passing of our friend and mentor Charlie but we are inspired by his life of meaning and purpose. Charlie continued to work right up to the final two weeks of his life when he gathered his company team together and initiated a well planned transition elevating Wayne King to the position of CEO, President and Chairman of the MOP corporate Board of Directors along with Reuven Rubinson as CFO and board member.


Ryan Vizena and Jerry Esposito, who head the manufacturing division of MOP, spoke fondly of The North Country Icon who rode into Bath NH on his motorcycle fresh out of college and talked his way into ownership of the Bath Hydroelectric Plant and then proceeded to use the electricity generated by that plant to invent the world’s first – and still premier – green oil spill cleanup absorbent.


“Charlie’s mind was always running in overdrive,” said Vizena. “Every day there was a new idea and a new revelation. Our task was to pay attention and make sure that we wrote down the ideas for action later on.”


Charles M. Diamond’s final act was undoubtedly his biggest – the orchestration of a Purchase and Sales agreement for the Groveton Paper Mill, intended to establish a Green Technology Manufacturing, & Research Park. The dream of the Green Technology Park will now be implemented by his friend and colleague Wayne King.


Diamond’s son Ben will serve on the board of directors of the Corporation to assure that his father’s vision is preserved, but the day to day responsibility for the company will fall to King who says that he has been schooled well by Charlie Diamond and is prepared for the challenge.


But the North Country won’t soon be able to forget Diamond and his contributions, Wayne King has announced that a lasting memorial to the Diamond family will be capitalized in Charlie’s name soon, details will be forthcoming in the near future.


The plan is to fund a Technology Education Center & Foundation at the Groveton Park said Michelle Chamberlain, Director of Budget and Logistics for MOP.


Reuven Rubinson, CFO said that the mission of the Center and Foundation would be to develop “Transformational Technologies to Save the Planet” a cause which has been Mr. Diamond’s life work. In addition Rubinson said, the company hopes to develop the Diamond Technology Training Center at the Moses Payson Mansion in Bath.


“People will long remember how Charlie Diamond literally stood between the Payson Mansion and a wrecking ball until the owner agreed to sell him the aging but grand old building,” said Kathy Martin, Executive Assistant to Mr. Diamond. Years later he repeated that moment virtually with the purchase agreement on the Groveton Mill.


MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. is an Environmental Solutions Company focusing on the development of solutions to the planet’s most difficult environmental challenges including Oil Spill cleanup, Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal, Renewable Energy Research, Development and Commercialization, and Contained Environment Agriculture.


Forward-looking statements in this news release are pursuant to safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this release are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future operations, assessment of market factors, statements regarding strategy, company plans and its strategic partners. These constitute forward-looking statements, are not guarantees of the company's future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as funding for machinery and materials, success in acquiring customers, maintaining needed government relationships, and successfully executing a business plan, which could cause the company's actual future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. For all such forward-looking statements, we claim the safe harbor for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.


SOURCE: MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc.

CONTACT:

Wayne D. King

CEO & President

(603)-747-2200

MOP@MOPEnvironmental.com

MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc.

www.mopenvironmental.com

Monday, October 10, 2011

MOP CEO Charles Diamond has expressed his desire and intent to focus more attention on family matters, health and retirement.


A carefully considered plan of succession has been established and is set to take effect immediately. This plan includes a transition period during which Charles will become less active in decision making and daily management, stepping down from his role as president and passing the responsibilities to his successor, Wayne King as the new CEO. Steps have also been made to ensure minimal disruption to daily business operations and to maintain the vision as it was set forth by CEO Charles Diamond. Charles hopes to remain an inspiration to the future of MOP.

The objectives of this transition, as stated by Mr. Diamond, are to install Wayne King as CEO and President, to maintain continuity and redundancy of corporate control; to secure all IP, licenses, and patents with minimal disruption to daily business operations.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

MOP VP Clarifies Statement to Media Regarding MOP Sales

As you know, not everything that is reported in the media is reported exactly as stated. In a recent news article, gleaned from 3 separate interviews and other stories already in the news, the reporter stated that MOP had one million in sales. I believe that I was clear in my statement that we anticipated sales in the range of one million dollars this year but it is easily understood why a reporter would simplify such a statement to make it a simple declaratory statement of fact. I apologize to anyone who felt that MOP - through me - was misrepresenting past sales, it was not intended, though it is quite possible that I was not clear enough in my statement. With three and 1/2 months remaining in the calendar year, based on on-going dialogue with prospective buyers and sales that are in some stage of closing, I continue to believe that we will see MOP sales in the range of one million dollars. In fact if all of the sales currently under negotiation were to come to fruition the results will be considerably north of that amount, though I caution shareholders and others to recognize that a 100% closing ratio is a lot like a 1000 batting average and the likelihood of getting a hit every time you step up to the plate is slim.

Wayne D. King
October 9, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

MOP Adds California Distributor

California now has a MOP distributor in entrepreneur and dewatering expert Sam Fox of Fox Loomis company. Sam purchased 2 containers of inventory making sure that he had a little of everything to meet the needs of his aggressive outreach plans.