SOURCE: HydroFlo, Inc.

October 12, 2005 11:32 ET

Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology Adds Robert Smith as West Coast Regional Manager of Industrial & Consumer Products

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2005 -- Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc. (MARTI), a portfolio company of HydroFlo, Inc. (OTC BB: HYRF), today announced the newest addition to its team of professionals, Robert Lane Smith, as West Coast Regional Manager of Industrial and Consumer Products.

In this position, Mr. Smith will be responsible for sales and distribution of consumer and industrial merchandise for MARTI with concentration in the United States, as well as international markets such as South and Central America.

Mr. Smith commented on his new position and the advantages he hopes to bring to the company, "MARTI's cutting-edge technology to remove arsenic from water is unparalleled in today's market. I plan to capitalize on these benefits to take MARTI products into more industries and to more customers than previously offered."

Prior to joining MARTI, Mr. Smith has spent over 20 years as the owner of Inter-Rep USA, an international marketing consulting firm. His clients included domestic exporting companies and foreign manufacturers, (Australia, Asia, & Europe). This position brought a considerable concentration in developing business and marketing strategies for industries such as housewares, nutritional supplements, food & beverage, and health & beauty aids.

Mr. Smith brings outstanding experience to MARTI. His career includes positions in management and marketing for international and U.S. organizations. "We are delighted to have a Mr. Smith join the MARTI team," emphasized George Moore, Chief Operating Officer of MARTI. "His experiences and resources will undoubtedly be a huge asset as we continue to provide more services to the western portion of the United States and to Latin American countries."

About HydroFlo

HydroFlo ( is a Business Development Company, as defined by the Investment Act of 1940. Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, HydroFlo's core focus is to seek out synergistic acquisitions that will provide capital appreciation and income from its portfolio companies. The mission of HydroFlo is to locate, develop, and fund innovative technologies and businesses and utilize these acquisitions to make pure water available to the world by means of disinfection, purification, and removal of contaminants. It is our belief that water can overcome hunger, disease, poverty, and improve the overall quality of life on earth.

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