SOURCE: HydroFlo, Inc.

May 02, 2005 08:30 ET

Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology Signs Contract With Product Shipping Center

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2005 -- HydroFlo, Inc. (OTC BB: HYRF) today announced that its portfolio company, Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc. (MARTI), has executed a commercial agreement with Source One Fulfillment (Source One). Source One will warehouse, pack and distribute all MARTI products around the world to consumers as well as retailers.

Selecting a distribution center is one of the critical steps in beginning the product shipping services to both consumers by use of the e-commerce site and to retailers by bulk shipments. The warehouse capability of Source One also provides a needed service on an outsourced basis.

The MARTI product line has recently been revised to include its latest water purification additions. Each of these units will be shipped directly from a Source One distribution center. These items include: Pitcher Units, Single/3-Pack/6-Pack Arsenic Removal Filters, Single/3-Pack/6-Pack NO2 Filters, Water Coolers-without bottles, R.O. Units, Under Counter Units, Whole House Units, Faucet Units, and the brand-new Three-Way Faucet System.

"The process to select a distribution facility was extremely complicated and intricate," stated George Moore, Chief Operating Officer of MARTI. "We had to find an organization that was all-encompassing. The organization had to be able to house, package, and ship MARTI's extensive product line to consumers and retailers worldwide. Source One was selected by MARTI management due to their incredible reputation for providing efficient packing and shipping services to their numerous clientele."

Source One offered numerous references which proved very impressive for MARTI management. One of their customers, Essentially Yours Industries Inc., a company that markets world-class nutritional supplements, recommended that MARTI use Source One as a fulfillment center.

Dennis L. Mast, CEO of HydroFlo, explained, "MARTI management understands the importance of doing business with a company that strives for excellence in all facets of the company's trade and production. Source One's history and expertise in the shipping industry is a fundamental aspect in ensuring all consumers and retailers receive our packages in a timely and complete manner. We look forward to working with Source One for our future sales and delivery endeavors."

About Source One

Source One is a leading provider of third-party logistical services, and is part of the Source One family of companies which have been in continuous operation since 1993. Source One is backed by a strong corporate support and value system with decentralized management principles, providing exceptional systems support.

About HydroFlo

HydroFlo, Inc. (http://www.hydroflo.us) is a Business Development Company, as defined by the Investment Act of 1940. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, HydroFlo's core focus is to seek out synergistic acquisitions that will provide capital appreciation and income from its portfolio companies. Its portfolio investment companies include; HydroFlo Water Treatment, Inc. (www.hydroflo-inc.com), Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc. (www.martiinc.com), and Safety Scan Technology, Inc. (www.safety-scan.com), and Ultra Choice Water, Inc.

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