Kelso Technologies Inc.

Kelso Technologies Inc.

April 28, 2011 13:58 ET

Kelso Technologies Inc.: Hayden IR Engaged for Investor Relations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) - Kelso Technologies Inc. (The "Company" or "Kelso") (TSX VENTURE:KLS)(PINK SHEETS:KEOSF) -

James R. Bond, CEO and President of the Company, is pleased to announce that the Company has retained Hayden IR, a national, New York-based investor relations consulting firm, to develop an investor relations program to raise its visibility and strengthen Kelso's relationships with the investment community.

For more than a decade, Hayden IR has been a recognized leader in driving market recognition and creating sustainable competitive advantages for micro- and small-cap companies. Hayden IR has provided advisory services for more than 100 public companies collectively during their tenure with the primary goal of appropriately communicating the fundamental investment thesis of their clients directly to qualified decision-makers within the professional investment community. Hayden delivers expertise and professionalism in such areas as investor management, relationship building, awareness campaigns, online presence and corporate identity.

Cameron Donahue, Partner at Hayden IR, added, "Kelso's patented product portfolio and technology addresses large and underserved markets, creating a compelling risk/reward investment profile. We are excited to be working with the Company as it continues to roll out new products regarding the transportation of hazardous materials. Their products address growing environmental and safety concerns within the industry and have been met with enthusiasm from both the regulatory authorities and end customers. We believe Kelso has positioned itself to take advantage of the expanding opportunity in this space, thus enhancing the long-term growth of the company and value for shareholders."

Compensation for Hayden will include a fee of US$6,500.00 per month plus applicable taxes and an incentive stock option for 300,000 common shares at an exercise price acceptable to the TSX Venture Exchange.The term of the contract is for 24 months and may be extended by mutual consent.

About Kelso Technologies

Kelso designs, engineers; markets, produces and distributes innovative proprietary products including constant force pressure relief valves and a new unique manway securement system that are designed to reduce the risk of environmental harm due to non-accidental events in the transportation of hazardous commodities via railroad tank cars in North America. Operations are based in Vancouver, Chicago and Bonham, Texas.

The Company's innovative "best available technology" products and production facilities now meet the demanding design, testing and production standards of the AAR. Kelso is now focused on the full scale commercial marketing and distribution of its proprietary technologies in 2011.

With the economic recovery in North America, the enforcement of US and Canadian environmental regulations for shippers of chemical commodities and the adverse effects of wear and tear on existing railroad fleets management expects that the railroad industry will rebound significantly. Management is confident that its reorganization in 2010 has laid the foundation from which to pursue a market made up of over 700 new tank-car builders, major chemical shippers, repair shops and retrofitters. This will allow the Company to grow its new MSS and pressure relief valve business successfully over the coming years. The Company will update, by way of news releases, progress reports in the future.

For a more complete business and financial profile of the Company, management encourages interested parties to view the Company's website at and public documents posted on

On behalf of the Board of Directors

James R. Bond, CEO and President

Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are indicated expectations or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include that our company has positioned itself to take advantage of the expanding opportunity in this space, that long-term growth is enhanced as is value for shareholders; .that our products reduce the risk of environmental harm, that we will become a reliable supplier of high quality "best available technology" proprietary products; that we can move to full scale commercial marketing and distribution of our products in 2011; that a market of over 700 potential customers exists, that the railroad industry will rebound significantly and that we can grow our manway securement system and valve business. Actual results could be significantly different than indicated. The Company's products involve detailed proprietary and engineering knowledge and specific customer adoption criteria, hence factors that could cause actual results to be materially different include that we may be unsuccessful in raising sufficient capital to develop, produce and deliver new orders; orders that are placed may be cancelled; product may not perform as well as expected; markets may not develop as quickly as anticipated or at all; or that the productive capacity of Kelso may not be able to be developed as expected because of finance, zoning, employment or other issues that may arise. Further, we are reliant on certain key employees who may leave the Company and we may be unable to protect or defend our intellectual property. Competitors may develop better or cheaper alternatives to our products. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility to update these forward looking statements except to the extent required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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