February 26, 2007 12:29 ET

ENCAP Awarded City of Green Bay Economic Development Grant

Funds to Aid in Research and Development of ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technology

GREEN BAY, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- ENCAP™, LLC, inventor of advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds and hold fertilizers in place, today announced the honor of receiving a Manufacturing Improvement Assistance Grant from the City of Green Bay, Economic Development Division. Michael Krysiak, president of ENCAP, and Chris Calawerts, business development manager of ENCAP, were on-hand to accept the grant from Green Bay Mayor, Jim Schmitt, during the Wednesday, February 14, press conference held at City Hall.

The grant honors select companies that embody the division's mission statement, which is "to develop, propose, and implement strategies for economic growth and development in the City of Green Bay." The grant will be used to assist ENCAP in achieving two goals in regards to the development of ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technologies in erosion control, seed establishment, fertilizer management, and dust control.

The first goal is to expand the training of ENCAP's technical team in research protocol and use of laboratory equipment for testing. This testing will allow ENCAP to bring down costs, as previously, the research was conducted through outside companies at an off-site location. These research studies will also focus on developing new and innovative applications of ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technology (AST™).

The second goal is to conduct market-specific research regarding RETAIN™, PAM-12™, and AST™ and the viability of it in the $12-billion fertilizer market. ENCAP will now, under controlled conditions, be able to test the effectiveness of integrating AST™ into fertilizer granules as a means of controlling nutrient transport and runoff in soils. The potential long-term results of achieving these goals will be significant to the environment and to the entire fertilizer industry.

"We appreciate the support for our valuable research and development from the City of Green Bay, Economic Development Division," said Michael Krysiak, president of ENCAP. "This grant allows us to give our team of in-house experts the resources they need to continue development of our real innovations for the landscape, agricultural, and forest fire restoration markets."

"This grant will help us foster local employment opportunities and economic growth as well," added Chris Calawerts.

"ENCAP's growth strategy serves as a model for all small businesses," said Jim Schmitt, Mayor of Green Bay. "We're proud to award grants to companies, such as ENCAP, that have long-term goals in mind to benefit our community."


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. ENCAP is located at 3921 Algoma Road, Green Bay, WI, 54311. For additional information on ENCAP, visit

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