Friday, February 27, 2009

(DPDW.ob) - Deep Down, Inc. Opens New Corporate Headquarters

HOUSTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deep Down, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DPDW - News) today announced it has opened new corporate headquarters in Northwest Houston, at 8827 W. Sam Houston Parkway, N., Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77040.

"In just two short years, Deep Down's workforce has grown from less than 50 to more than 165 employees, we have successfully completed three acquisitions, the most recent being our Maine buoyancy facility, and we have more than quadrupled our annual revenues since then," commented Ronald E. Smith, Deep Down's president and chief executive officer. "The new corporate headquarters will allow us to more effectively manage our current operations as well as future acquisitions.

The new location will provide needed space for Deep Down's corporate operations, including its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief acquisition officer, operations, business development, investor relations, and their support staff. Deep Down also operates service and fabrication facilities in Channelview, Texas, Morgan City, Louisiana, and Biddeford, Maine.

"In spite of the oil and gas industry's current volatility, the offshore deepwater services subsector continues to increase. Deep Down remains committed to its strategy of providing the expertise and subsea technologies required to help customers meet today's offshore oil production challenges. Moreover, both the recent expansion of our Channelview, Texas, service and fabrication facility, and the expansion currently underway at our Biddeford, Maine, buoyancy facility, were calculated to allow us to take full advantage of the increasing need for service and technological solutions developing deepwater oilfields," Smith concluded.

Contact numbers for Deep Down's various operations are:

Facility Location Phone
Corporate Headquarters Houston, Texas (281) 517-5000
Subsea Service & Technology Channelview, Texas (281) 869-2201
Marine Automation Services Channelview, Texas (713) 896-7799
Buoyancy Services Biddeford, Maine (207) 282-7749
ROV & Equipment Rental Services Morgan City, Louisiana (985) 385-7817

About Deep Down, Inc.

Deep Down, Inc. is an oilfield services company serving the worldwide offshore exploration and production industry. Deep Down's proven services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads, distributed and drill riser buoyancy, ROVs and ROV tooling, as well as marine vessel automation, control, and ballast systems. Deep Down supports subsea engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance projects through specialized, highly experienced service teams and engineered technological solutions. The company's primary focus is on more complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services and technologies, used between the platform and the wellhead. Deep Down provides these services through its four subsidiaries. More information about Deep Down is available at, by contacting the company at (281) 517-5000, or

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

( - Winning Brands Corp Continues Expansion in Austrailia

BARRIE, ON--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 25, 2009 -- Winning Brands Corporation (Other OTC:WNBD.PK - News) (Frankfurt:WMU.F - News) reports that a second ton of Winning Colours Stain Remover will leave the U.S. for Australia immediately to commence initial grocery store sales there Q2 2009. Winning Brands' Australian product Ambassador Kori Walsh reports positive early interest in Winning Colours Stain Remover. Winning Colours is being given a Vendor Number to commence direct-to-store supply to a well known national grocer, initially in 3 Australian states. Results will then be evaluated for the purpose of assessing a national listing. The name of the grocer, which has affiliated stores in other countries, will be released in concert with the placement of the first products on the shelf.

Source: Winning Brands Corporation

Winning Colours Stain Remover is off to a good start in Australia. First grocery store tests are already scheduled and a second product shipment is leaving immediately for the new market.

Winning Colours Stain Remover is already available in Canada's leading retailers and gaining ground rapidly across the USA on its way to becoming North America's favourite stain removing product.

Prior to commencement of international testing, Winning Brands had first determined whether its highly concentrated Winning Colours Stain Remover could sustain the cost of shipment from North America and still be competitive in foreign markets. Winning Brands CEO Eric Lehner summarizes the company's position this way: "Winning Colours is known by its existing consumers to be both a stain remover and multi-cleaner. It can be used straight from the bottle for stubborn stains, or highly diluted with plain water as needed. This means that as a stain remover it is well priced (because you don't need much per use) and as a multi-cleaner it is well priced (because you can easily get 10 bottles of diluted mixture from the original). With that terrific value, a little bit of freight per bottle can easily be absorbed into the current pricing model. Container traffic is very sophisticated today -- and particularly attractive for exporters filling empty containers that have to leave North America again after delivering goods from Asia and around the world. North America is the world's largest importing marketplace."

Winning Brands Senior Vice President Lorne Kelly remarks that the grocery sector is not entirely off limits in North America either. "To be frank, we are being steady and careful to manage the channels of distribution. We want our existing business partners to do well financially. This means that we will strike the right balance between store types and sectors. The end point has to be that it is easy for a consumer in North America to find Winning Colours Stain Remover in every town with a population of 2,500 and up. Grocery and convenience stores will have a role to play in this mix. Also, there are specialty grocers who would like an eco-responsible product that is more than just another green product. The green category is becoming blurred these days because 'green' products are increasingly similar in name and appearance."

Lehner states that it is the inherent position of Winning Brands to be eco-responsible, but that it is not sufficient for long term success. "Today, eco is a fact of life. There will soon be few if any products left that are not environmental. That's not a distinguishing characteristic which is going to last very long -- it's already lacking distinction. We are ahead of this curve by being 'post-environmental.' That means building brands on the basis of distinctions that are enduring. If everyone is some shade of green, that's not very interesting. We are eco on the inside and a full spectrum of possibilities on the outside"

Winning Colours Stain Remover is manufactured by Winning Brands' production subsidiary Niagara Mist Marketing Ltd. Production takes place at the Grand Rapids, Michigan facility of Surefil LLC and at Niagara Mist's Ontario facilities. The mission of Winning Brands is to replace hazardous chemicals in widespread use with safer alternatives. Other products manufactured by Winning Brands are used in professional garment care (SMART Wet Cleaning Solutions), domestic garment care (KIND Laundry Products), industry (CLEAN1 Professional All Purpose) and other sectors.

( - Signature Leisure, Inc Retires 10 Million Shares

CASSELBERRY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Signature Leisure, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SGLS - News) announced today that the company is in the process of retiring 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s free trading common stock acquired and accumulated as part of the Company’s stock buy-back program.

Signature has achieved revenues that have surpassed $500,000 for the month of February.

Additionally, Signature is pleased to announce the launch of the Company’s newly launched website located at

Stephen W. Carnes, President of Signature Leisure, Inc., stated, “The Company has surpassed $500,000 in revenues for February and I look forward to updating shareholders with final numbers after end of the month. The Company’s increases in revenues were achieved from a combination of factors including increased managerial consulting services as well as returns on various key investments.”

“I am very pleased with the Signature’s new website. I believe that the website will assist to communicate the range of services that Signature provides to clients, which should assist the Company in the marketing of services.”

“Signature is making great progress in terms of growth and expansion. We are going to keep focusing on growth and building shareholder value. We have initiated the paperwork to get the 10,000,000 shares back out of the system and retired in a timely fashion. I anticipate it will take a week or so for everything in the process to be completed. There are a number of exciting projects in the works and additional updates and announcements to be forthcoming,” Carnes stated.

About Signature Leisure, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SGLS - News) -- Signature Leisure, Inc. is a publicly traded company trading on the Pink Sheets under the symbol SGLS.

(HSTH.ob) - HS3 Technologies Retires 3 Million Shares

DENVER, CO--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 25, 2009 -- HS3 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB:HSTH.OB - News), a worldwide provider of innovative security and video monitoring solutions, today announces the addition of Mr. William Dickey to the management team. Mr. Dickey will serve as business consultant and act in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer for the Company.

Previously Bill served as Executive Vice President, COO and Director of the general partner at TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (2005-2008) and Executive Vice President and COO of TransMontaigne Inc. (2000-2008). He has also served as Vice President of TEPPCO Partners, L.P. and Vice President and CFO for Associated Natural Gas, Inc. and its successor, Duke Energy Field Services.

Bill attended New Mexico State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and attended Denver University for advanced economic and finance courses.

The Company is fortunate to have access to Mr. Dickey. His expertise has proven invaluable for the preparation of the company's most recent filings. HS3 recently received a comment letter from the SEC with regard to management's lack of oversight of internal controls of financial conditions. The matter was corrected and reported. Mr. Dickey's experience in accountability and compliance will assure investors that HS3 continues to operate with complete transparency of all financial conditions.

On 1/30/09 the Company was able to acquire 2,821,391 common shares of the company's stock from an individual investor and return those shares to treasury.


HS3 Technologies Inc. is a single source, security solutions provider headquartered in Denver, Colorado. We provide technically advanced hardware and proprietary video analytic software, while integrating security solutions uniquely designed to meet the needs of our customers. All HS3 manufactured DVRs have superior image capture, gigabytes of storage, and high quality replay capabilities. HS3's biometric products offer the highest levels of security and reliability for access control, and time and attendance. The Company's Denver monitoring center serves as our single point integrated security solutions portal, where we combine our proprietary analytical software, network security, alarm monitoring, and video alarm verification products.

HS3 was founded as a complete security solutions integrator and provider. Building from our knowledge of the systems that are lacking within the security and monitoring industries we have bridged the gap of physical security with logical security. This approach has provided a unique proprietary security solution that HS3 Technologies is able to provide. We are the first company to offer an integrated security solutions portal that combines physical and logical security into a total service package. Our goal of serving as a single source security portal for companies with national presence like the AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION has provided us the opportunity to generate services and products in combinations that satisfy the complete security and monitoring service matrix.

Our expertise has been developed from the combined years of training and overall experience of our team.

The HS3 staff has the highest professional experience levels achievable within the security and advanced technology worlds. We approach monitoring with the knowledge that the end goal exceeds observing and report anomalies; we additionally serve as an independent verification agent supplying solutions to our clients. We customize our video analytics and DVRs to meet the specifications of our customers and meet the highest quality standard set by our in-house monitoring division.

As a single point security solutions provider we are always excited by projects where we are able to bring mutual benefit to our customers, as represented by the American Humane Certified / HS3 solution for the American food supply.

( - Cross Atlantic Commodities Begins Full Financial Disclosure

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc. (Other OTC:CXAC.PK - News) is pleased to announce that it has retained a CPA firm to assist with full disclosure.

Jorge Bravo, President and CEO of CXAC, stated, ``As part of our discipline of continuously bringing adequate current information to the investment community we have retained the accounting services of Kim Marks, CPA of Miami, FL to assist with the disclosure of our financials.''

``In the best interest of our investors, CXAC will be fully transparent. Full disclosure is a must in today's economy,'' stated Bravo.

Moving forward CXAC will begin to report quarterly financials, amendments to its articles of incorporation, reports to shareholders, merger announcements, officer/director appointments and any other corporate information deemed relevant to full disclosure.

Bravo stated, ``It is time for CXAC to walk the walk. We've been talking about what we are doing to bring shareholder value back to our investors; it is time to show the public what we are doing.''

Within the next 45 days CXAC should have information disclosed with that will put them at the status of CURRENT INFORMATION.

``We are very pleased to be working with Kim Marks, CPA. CXAC was last transparent during the second quarter 2008 and we believe this is a significant step in regaining the investment community's trust. We are moving forward and being transparent is very necessary. This is a very important step for CXAC; we are proud of what we have accomplished and want the community to be aware of what we are doing,'' concluded Bravo.

Other news: Launching of the commercial has commenced, and please go to our website to see the complete schedule.

About Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc.

Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets specialty food products and general merchandise to large food chains and clubs. Spray n Shine is our environmentally friendly waterless wash & wax that will clean up to five cars in a single can without the use of water or soap. Rejuv by Caci(r) is our immediate results anti-aging cream. Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc. is a publicly traded company under the symbol CXAC. For more information, visit

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

( - Tri-Star Holdings Announces Acquisiton

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 24, 2009 -- Tri-Star Holdings, Inc. (Other OTC:TSHL.PK - News) just announced that it inked a long awaited integration and launch plan for one of its acquired subsidiaries. Management believes that this milestone will have a dramatic impact on shareholder value and corporate growth.

The new division was named the "Emergence Response Services Division" (ERS), headed by Mr. Victor Adams, Chief Architect. After several months of diligent preparation and testing, the ERS team successfully completed an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) functioning as a temporary life support facility to be deployed in the event of disasters such as Katrina, devastating storm situations, homeland security issues, foreign war support and other areas. Several U.S. and international patents are expected and talks with private investors regarding commercialization are underway.

Mr. Matteis, the company's CEO, said: "This is a monumental achievement for maintaining life support in disaster and emergency management situations. The need for these types of facilities is evident and this plan fits with our personal testing products, lab services and pharmacy agenda. We plan to incorporate a mini-pharmacy and med labs in future designs. Mr. Adam's background with NASA (space life support projects) and his original Star Trek work with set life support facilities was a significant driver behind his life vision for these impressive facilities."

During an interview, Mr. Adams said: "After many years of effort, we are now in a position to offer an all new, proprietary lightweight polymer based facility approach that can be dropped on location and made fully functional in less than 24 hours with set-up time within one hour with power, lights, alternate energy sources, hydraulics and life support systems. I am excited to think that our facilities, built to support from 50 to 1000 individuals each, will finally be in place to save lives so disasters like Katrina and 9/11 will be dramatically less costly in terms of resources and human lives."

Future designs are on the drawing board and are expected to include an impressive range of support structures including medical, solar and wind energy solutions, modular interconnectivity, and integrated computer and communications technology. The first generation prototype and proof of concept will be unveiled at the 2009 Governor's Hurricane Conference in May. ( More on the Emergency Response Unit can be found at

(AGWS.ob) - Advanced Growing Systems Announces $1 Mil in Year-to-Date Revenue

ALPHARETTA, GA--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 24, 2009 -- Organic Growing Systems, Inc. (OGSI), a subsidiary of Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. (OTC BB:AGWS.OB - News); announces today that it has received purchase orders in the month of February, which collectively exceed $1,000,000 in gross revenue, from several customers. Initial shipments have begun and all orders are scheduled for delivery before March 31, 2009.

"We are anticipating a strong spring fertilization season and have spent a tremendous amount of time and effort laying the ground work for 2009 and beyond, stated Mark Nichols, President/CEO of Organic Growing Systems, Inc. Mr. Nichols further said, "We have over 100 truckloads going to Florida, 50 truckloads going to Texas, multiple truckloads going to North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia. Furthermore, we have recently signed new national distributors in an aggressive effort to expand our reach; one in fact has over 100 locations. Given the storing demand for our product, we feel this is only the beginning."

Chris Nichols, CEO of Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. stated: "Our biggest challenge has been production and plant capacity. It was been very difficult to meet the accelerating demand for our products generated from our sales force, but we are overcoming these challenges right now. Equally important, we believe we sell an incredibly effective product into a diverse customer base that is highly insulated from the current economic slowdown. Increasing capacity and efficiencies could be a major win for the company."

In order to receive regular updates on AGWS, please click on the following link:

About AGWS:

Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. ("AGSI" or the "Company"), founded in 2006, is the parent company of Organic Growing Systems, Inc. (a scientifically advanced Organic fertilizer manufacturer) AGSI is dedicated to providing its shareholders significant value and is directly involved in the $48 Billion fertilizer market and the $66 Billion Green Industry. For more information, please visit

Monday, February 23, 2009

(CCBEF.ob) - Clearly Canadian Announces Debt Restructure

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CLEARLY CANADIAN (OTCBB: CCBEF - News) (the “Company”) announced today that it has suspended interest payments on its senior convertible notes in the amount of $9.36 million USD and its subordinated convertible notes in the amount of CDN $2.45 million. The Company has received an Event of Default notice from one of the senior convertible note holders and the Company intends to enter into negotiations with all of its note holders to restructure the debt.

About Clearly Canadian

Based in Toronto, Clearly Canadian Brands markets premium alternative beverages, including Clearly Canadian® sparkling flavoured waters which are distributed in the United States, Canada and various other countries. Clearly Canadian’s acquisition of DMR Food Corporation and My Organic Baby Inc. marks the Company’s debut into organic and natural products with a full line of organic baby and toddler foods under the brand names My Organic Baby and My Organic Toddler and a wide range of dried fruit and nut snacks offerings from SunRidge Farms, Naturalife, Sweet Selections, Simply by Nature and Glengrove Organics brands. To find out more about Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. (OTCBB: CCBEF - News), visit our website at

( - W2 Energy Inc Tests The "Steam Ray" Engine

TORONTO--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 23, 2009 -- W2 Energy Inc. (Other OTC:WTWO.PK - News), a developer of green energy, is pleased to announce it has successfully built and test-operated its rotary steam engine. The engine, based on US patent number 5,720,251, runs on low pressure steam.

W2 Energy will be using this engine, which W2 Energy called the Steam Ray, to generate electricity from steam derived from its biomass to energy machines, and other green energy technologies which W2 Energy will be bringing online.

Video of the Steam Ray can be seen on the W2 Energy website (

W2 Energy will be connecting an electrical generator onto the Steam Ray as soon as possible, so that true operational efficiency figures can be generated.

"We built the Steam Ray to make our green energy technologies more efficient," says Mike McLaren, CEO of W2 Energy. "Based on the performance we have seen so far from the Steam Ray, we believe that we may be able to double the efficiency of currently available small steam turbines."

The Steam Ray has been tested at only 15 pounds per inch of steam pressure and delivered usable work at that pressure, because the Steam Ray derives its power more from steam volume than pressure. W2 Energy will now begin testing engine performance at 80 pounds per square inch and above.

"We built the Steam Ray because we thought it would operate at a high efficiency, and be able to run very effectively on low pressure steam. Our initial tests on this first model of the Steam Ray have confirmed our optimism," says McLaren. "We look forward to building even more efficient and powerful versions of the Steam Ray design. Based on the results so far our opinion is that the Steam Ray will prove to be a game changer in many applications, including solar power, the HVAC industry, and even in the transportation sector."

About W2 Energy Inc.

W2 Energy Inc. is a growing, publicly traded company that develops renewable energy technologies and applies it to new generation power systems. Specifically, W2 Energy Inc.'s plasma assisted biomass to energy plants utilize state of the art technologies to produce green energy both fuel (sulfur free diesel) and electricity at the most efficient cost in capital investment and production per/barrel, per/Megawatt.