SOURCE: Falcon Waterfree Technologies

Falcon Waterfree Technologies

November 05, 2009 16:15 ET

Global Proof: What's Great for the Environment Can Also Be Great for Business

Falcon Waterfree Technologies Receives President Obama's "E" Award

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the leading global supplier of waterfree urinals, has received the President's "E" Award for Export Growth. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented Falcon CEO James Krug and President Phillip Hermann with the award today in Washington, DC.

"Exporting U.S. manufactured goods and services plays an important role in rebuilding the American economy and creating jobs at home," explained Secretary Locke, while congratulating Falcon. "With 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside our borders, there is great potential to boost economic growth and to create new jobs in America through exporting."

"Protection of water resources is a global issue, which is why as part of our trailblazing effort we've built an exceptionally effective worldwide distribution network with strategic trade partnerships," Krug said. "Through our global network, we are quickly delivering water conservation technology around the world to protect one of our most precious resources: fresh water."

The President's "E" Award recognizes Falcon for consecutive years of significant export revenue growth plus a successful marketing strategy for export growth and entering new markets. Falcon conducts business on every continent with offices and affiliates in over 45 nations.

A rapidly growing list of prestigious international facilities with Falcon Waterfree urinals includes the Taj Mahal, Siemens in Beijing and Columbia, Dubai Airport, the World Expo China Pavilion, and McDonald's throughout the Philippines. Falcon has experienced significant domestic growth with installations at the world's first LEED Platinum skyscraper at One Bryant Park in New York, Hollywood Bowl, Century Plaza Towers in Century City, and many more.

Less than one percent of the world's 54 million urinals are waterfree, which presents enormous opportunity for urinal retrofits and water savings. Water-flushing urinals waste approximately 2.2 trillion gallons of fresh water annually, and calculations based on Pacific Institute data show that the energy required to transport and treat this water generates 19.4 million tons of CO2. The patented technology in Falcon Waterfree urinals requires no water and eliminates energy associated greenhouse emissions.

About Falcon Waterfree Technologies

Falcon Waterfree Technologies is the most widely installed brand of waterfree urinal. The company, with international headquarters in Los Angeles, was formed to promote conservation of the Earth's limited supply of fresh water and support sustainable resource management. Falcon products are in use around the world in stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, and every type of commercial facility, and supported by offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Frankfurt, Grand Rapids, Istanbul, Manila, and Zurich.

About The President's "E" Award

During World War II, more than 4,000 "E Pennants" were presented to war plants in recognition of production excellence and patriotism in action. President Kennedy revived the World War II "E" symbol of excellence to honor persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Randall Goble
    VP Marketing
    Falcon Waterfree Technologies, LLC
    Phone: 616-954-3570
    Mobile: 616-635-4070
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