October 31, 2006 10:42 ET

ENCAP Honored With 2006 Governor's Small Business Technology Transfer Award

Presented for Outstanding Achievement in Moving Technological Innovation From Idea to Commercialization

GREEN BAY, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- ENCAP™, LLC, inventor of advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds and hold fertilizers in place, announced today the honor of receiving the 2006 Wisconsin Governor's Small Business Technology Transfer Award at the Oct. 30, Early Stage Symposium in Madison, WI.

Presented on behalf of Governor Doyle and accepted by Michael D. Krysiak, president of ENCAP, the award recognizes a Wisconsin-based company that has best demonstrated an outstanding achievement moving a technological innovation from idea to commercialization.

ENCAP invented and patented a proprietary technology called Advanced Soil Technology™ (AST™). AST™ combines the best in existing soil science with ENCAP's innovative carrier and delivery system technology. AST™ works by casting an invisible net over the soil, thereby helping to improve the soil environment. This net works though a simple magnetic attraction that holds soil and fertilizers in place, while helping to establish seeds and improve water utilization.

"We view this award as a new beginning," said Krysiak. "The State of Wisconsin helped us get ENCAP started with a few grants, countless local people have encouraged us to persevere, and our families have been supportive every step of the way. We are grateful for this honor and the support we continue to receive."

ENCAP has a unique technology development model that aligns the capabilities of innovative ideas with the best go-to-market strategies identified. This circular commercialization process results in the development of new technologies and products that inherently meet Customer needs. This approach incorporates all facets of the organization from R&D, sales/marketing, account services, operations, and general corporate services. ENCAP's Customer focused technology advancement model ensures all business processes work together in unison to maximize results and long term success.

ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technology™ products can be found at most major lawn-and-garden retail stores, such as Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Menards, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears, Meijers, Steins, and Mills Fleet Farm. ENCAP is best known for its Lawn Kit™, Grass Repair Kit™, Lawn Starter Mulch™, RETAIN™, Super Lime™, and various other products. ENCAP also has distribution channels into Europe, and new business ventures underway in Latin America.


ENCAP™ invents, manufactures, and sells advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds, and hold fertilizers in place. ENCAP sells its products to the world's largest lawn and garden retailers, the professional landscape/golf market and various government agencies. ENCAP owns the patents and exclusive rights to numerous soil and water related technologies it invented throughout the world.

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