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Universal Ice Blast, Inc., Receives Purchase Order From Ford.

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ --

Universal Ice Blast Ice blast is a frozen carbonated drink made by Britvic. The drink is served from machines found at venues like cinemas, theme parks and ice rinks. The drink was promoted as 'superior to slushy type drinks' as it used granules of ice combined with the flavoring to avoid being left , Inc., (UIBI) has received its first purchase order from the Ford Motor Company. The purchase order is for an automated ice blast system for production cleaning, which is to be installed at Ford's Sharonville, Ohio Sharonville is a city in Butler and Hamilton counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 13,804 at the 2000 census. Geography
Sharonville is located at  (39.281259, -84.397253)GR1.
 transmission gear facility. The order is for the design, manufacture, and installation of an ice blast cleaning station with commitments for additional similar systems. The commitments will be automatically triggered upon Ford's acceptance of the first system.

Currently, UIBI has an installed ice blast cleaning station at the Ford Automatic Transmission New Product Center. This cleaning station after continued use has demonstrated reliability in product quality (cleaning precision) and that the ice blasting equipment is easy to operate and maintain. After Ford representatives toured the Company's facilities, the Company received a Request for Quotation A Request for Quotation (referred to as RFQ) is a standard business process whose purpose is to invite suppliers into a bidding process to bid on specific products and/or services.

An RFQ typically involves more than the price per item.
, which resulted in this order.

"We are extremely pleased with the recent events with Ford," states Company President Dr. Sam Visaisouk. "We have developed a technology that is clean, cost effective and environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment.[1] , it means a great deal for us to be recognized and accepted by an industry leader like Ford." The Company sees this Ford purchase order as the first of many. "We believe that with Ford's stamp of approval, GM, Toyota and many others in the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.  will not be too far behind," adds Company Chairman Rory Clarke.

UIBI's unique ice blast technology is an effective solution for many precision cleaning applications. Precision cleaning is cleaning to a defined tolerance, typically in a repetitive production setting where quality is closely measured and monitored. It involves removing surface contaminants from cast or machined parts, electronic or fuel handling components, or highly purified materials. It can also involve light "deburring" (removal of burrs created by cutting tools on machined metal parts). Ice blast technology is currently being used to clean and deburr electric motor armatures, transmission components and gears, engine and other cast parts for Japanese and American auto manufacturers.

Installation and acceptance of the first precision cleaning system is considered by Management as a beachhead beach¬∑head ¬†
1. A position on an enemy shoreline captured by troops in advance of an invading force.

2. A first achievement that opens the way for further developments; a foothold:
 for acceptance of ice blast technology within the automotive industry as the future standard for production cleaning, de-chipping of machined parts, and light de-burring. Management estimates the potential worldwide market for precision cleaning ice blast systems within the automotive industry to be approximately 7,500 units over the next ten years.

To learn more about Universal Ice Blast, Inc., please check out our website at Universal Ice Blast, Inc. a manufacturer of chemical-free, dust-free, VOC-free ice blast machines.

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