SOURCE: China Direct Trading Corp.

March 02, 2006 08:10 ET

China Direct Roofing Tiles Pass Testing

COOPER CITY, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- China Direct Trading Corporation (OTC BB: CHDT) (China Direct), a U.S. trading company, today announced that Chinese-made clay roofing tiles to be sold by its subsidiary, Overseas Building Supply, LLC (OBS), have passed the physical properties test required to comply with Dade County code requirements. The tiles surpassed basic requirements for Compression, Permeability, and Absorption. While IRT, the testing firm, prepares its report for the Dade County Code Department, more tiles are on way from China for the final assembly procedure which involves erecting miniature mock up roofs to show how the tiles are to be installed. OBS will apply for all three commonly used methods: nails, mortar, and foam, all of which are techniques used for different styles and roof designs.

OBS anticipates final submittal in early April 2006 and to be able to ship product in June 2006. Upon regulatory approval, OBS can deliver up to $5,000,000 worth of tile per month.

"Based on our market research and conversations with South Florida tile suppliers, there is an unfulfilled demand in South Florida for quality roof tiles. We are eager to complete all required building code testing so that we may begin providing our quality Chinese tiles to roofers, building supply retailers and developers in South Florida, who are currently waiting up to a year in some instances for new tile supplies. We are confident that the market will immediately recognize the high quality of our tiles, especially the quality of the clay combined with a high gloss colored glaze that protects the tile color as well as keep it clean during rainfall," said Howard Ullman, China Direct president and CEO.

About China Direct. China Direct ( is a holding company engaged through its operating subsidiaries in the following business lines: Souvenir Direct Inc. (SDI),, is engaged in product development, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and product placement into mass retail of souvenir and gift items in 29 countries. Overseas Building Supply (OBS) is engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics of building materials including but not limited to generators, roof tiles, interior doors, and insulation materials. CPS, is a majority-owned subsidiary engaged in a turnkey solutions for standby commercial and residential power generation. None of the web site UL's listed in this press release are incorporated into or are part of this press release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release, including the financial information that follows, contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on China Direct's and its subsidiaries' management's current expectations and assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties. Such expectations and assumptions may prove to be faulty or incorrect. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated results set forth in the statements. The forward-looking statements may include statements regarding consumer demand, product orders, product development, product potential or financial performance. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. China Direct undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this press release and risks associated with any investment in China Direct, which is a "penny stock" company, should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect our business, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements in current and future China Direct SEC Filings, which statements we incorporate by reference herein.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Howard Ullman