SOURCE: GreenMan Technologies, Inc.

November 03, 2008 09:00 ET

GreenMan Technologies, Inc. Subsidiary and Great Plains ADA Center Form Partnership to Develop Education and Technology Solutions

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2008) - GreenMan Technologies (OTCBB: GMTI) and The Great Plains ADA Center of Columbia, Missouri are pleased to announce they have entered into a sixty month agreement for the advancement and development of solutions, particularly those related to recreational and playground areas, to promote compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The partnership will be facilitated by National Safe Surfacing Initiative, LLC (NSSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenman's Welch Products subsidiary. The focus of the agreement is to jointly develop new ADA technology, education and training offerings for both organizations to better serve their end-users and customer base.

Jim DeJong, Director of the Great Plains ADA Center, stated, "Our mission is to provide information, materials and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by American Disabilities Act (ADA). The NSSI's partnerships with state school board associations provide multiple policy solutions for schools by integrating green technology, child wellness and playground compliance. We are excited about the potential opportunities this partnership creates for expanded ADA solutions."

Lyle Jensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of GreenMan Technologies, commented, "We are very pleased to be working closely with the Great Plains ADA Center and look forward to creating solutions together that can be rolled out not only in Iowa and Missouri, but in Kansas and Nebraska, which represent new markets for NSSI. We are confident that our successful partnership with the Great Plains ADA Center will provide a springboard for future opportunities in the Midwest and across the country."

"NSSI is committed to providing resources and solutions that enable our customers to meet ADA standards for their facilities, with special focus on their outdoor play and fitness areas," stated Tim Mahoney, President of NSSI. "We recognize the importance of providing accessibility to all individuals and our goal for this partnership is to work with the Great Plains ADA Center to create a 'Best Practices' model that integrates innovative education, training and technology solutions."

Ernie Knight, Senior Program Manager of NSSI's Midwest Region, added, "The Great Plains ADA Center is a recognized leader in providing integrated ADA solutions to improve accessibility for all. We are committed to helping our customers throughout the Midwest achieve ADA compliance and believe this partnership will provide enhanced value to the many schools, recreation areas and communities who look to us as compliance professionals. Coming on the heels of the signing of the Federal ADA Amendment in September, we believe this partnership provides a timely opportunity to improve ADA compliance throughout the Midwest and also provides a competitive opportunity for NSSI."

About GreenMan Technologies

GreenMan Technologies pursues technological processes and unique marketing programs to transform recycled materials into renewable fuel, alternative energy, recycled feedstock, and innovative recycled products. Over twelve million tires are collected and recycled annually into tire-derived fuel, tire-derived aggregate, and crumb rubber feedstock for playground, athletic track and field, and road surfacing. Through GreenMan's subsidiary, Welch Products, the company develops and markets branded products and services that provide schools and other political subdivisions viable solutions for safety, compliance, and accessibility. To learn more about all of the companies, please visit the following websites:

About DBTAC - Great Plains ADA Center

The DBTAC-Great Plains ADA Center is one of ten Regional DBTAC ADA Centers ( funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information, materials and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Great Plains ADA Center provides technical assistance regarding the interplay between the ADA and disability-related legislation such as the Family Medical Leave Act, Workforce Investment Act, and the Telecommunications.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

With the exception of the historical information contained in this news release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or collectively impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to the possibility that we may not be able to secure the financing necessary to return to sustained profitability, our ability to successfully integrate the recent Welch Products acquisition and realize the anticipated benefits, the possibility that we may not realize the benefits of product acceptance, economic, competitive, governmental, seasonal, management, technological and/or other factors outside the control of the Company, which are detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the fiscal period ended June 30, 2008. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these "forward-looking" statements.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Chuck Coppa


    Lyle Jensen

    GreenMan Technologies