CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. Acquires Ruffneck™ Heaters

Edmonton - August 1, 2003 - CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of Ruffneck™ Heaters, a world-leading manufacturer of electric industrial heating equipment. Ruffneck™, based in Calgary, Alberta Canada has a broad product line including heat-exchanger unit heaters, explosion-proof electric air heaters, industrial electric air heaters and explosion-proof thermostats.

Established in 1975, Ruffneck™ has a long and proud history of supplying quality products to a worldwide customer base. All products are designed for rugged, industrial applications and Ruffneck is well known for its "ship the heat in a week" policy in which 95% of all standard orders are shipped within one week. CCI Thermal's acquisition of Ruffneck will enhance CCI's position as one of North America's leading manufacturers of industrial heating equipment.

CCI Thermal President and Chief Executive Officer Harold Roozen stated, "Incorporating the Ruffneck line into the CCI family of explosion-proof products will enhance and complement both the Cata-Dyne™ and Caloritech™ product lines." He added, "Ruffneck™ customers will experience a seamless transition and will benefit from a broader range of top quality products and a dynamic research and development program."

CCI Thermal's product lines include catalytic, explosion-proof gas heaters, infrared process and curing systems, electric elements, immersion heaters, boilers, duct heaters and a wide variety of custom-engineered heating systems.

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. is based in Edmonton, Alberta and maintains manufacturing facilities in Edmonton, Alberta; Greensburg, Indiana; Oakville, Ontario and Orillia, Ontario. Sales offices are based in Calgary, Alberta; Montreal, Quebec; Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa Bay, Florida.

In addition to representation in many countries around the world, CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. now offers unlimited gas and electric heating solutions for worldwide industrial applications.

To learn more about the Ruffneck™ product line, click here for the Ruffneck™ Product Index.