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$AAO.ca $21.5M sale of FOX-TEK to Mooncor signals a new day dawning for Augusta Industries

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:39 AM on Thursday, July 5th, 2018

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  •  A Canadian company made up of two key subsidiaries – FOX-TEK and Marcon.
  • Augusta is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and supply of systems using fiber optic sensors, related monitoring instruments, and software
  • The Company announced the sale of one of its’ two subsidiaries (FOX-TEK) for up to C$21.5 million, consisting of $9,500,000 in common stock of the acquirer (Mooncor) and additional potential royalties of $12,000,000.

Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) is a Canadian company made up of two key subsidiaries – FOX-TEK and Marcon. The Company has recently sold FOX-TEK to Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp. Augusta is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and supply of systems using fiber optic sensors, related monitoring instruments, and software. These systems serve the needs of the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, mining, and civil structure market sectors worldwide.

An experienced management and technical team lead operations and expansion in North America and locations around the world.

Augusta Industries clients include Canadian Natural, Shell, Chevron, and Petron. Augusta has industrial relationships with many US Government departments including, the Department of the Interior, Homeland Security, US Army, US Navy, US Air force and NASA. Internationally clients also include Kuwait Oil Company and Qatar Gas.

Augusta Industries subsidiary FOX-TEK handles the installation and reporting of information on an outsourcing basis. FOX-TEK also provides support engineering services related to planning, training, on-site installation, and data interpretation and reporting.

On May 28th, the Company announced the sale of one of its’ two subsidiaries (FOX-TEK) for up to C$21.5 million, consisting of $9,500,000 in common stock of the acquirer (Mooncor) and additional potential royalties of $12,000,000. Mooncor Oil and Gas Corp. is a Canadian junior oil and gas exploration and development company. Augusta plans to distribute a portion of the consideration shares to shareholders.

Regarding the portion to distribute, CEO Allen Lone states: “It will be in the 25% range. If you do the math, 25% of $9.5M is $2.37M being returned to shareholders. At a market cap of $6.5M (as on May 28, 2018), that amounts to an approximate 35% return to current shareholders. Plus the remaining shares go on the balance sheet of the company and royalty payments could add substantial cash to the company in the coming years. Not bad. Not bad at all.”

With a current market cap of just C$ 5.1 million, it becomes very obvious that both the Company and the shareholders will benefit greatly from the sale of FOX-TEK for up to $21.5 million.

Marcon International is Augusta Industries other subsidiary. Marcon is involved in the industrial supply of equipment and parts procuring for its clients, which are principally clients in the oil and gas industry and United States government agencies.

Initially the Company had focused on providing services in the energy sector but has moved on to also work with Government contracts and Government services. Marcon itself has two subsidiaries, Marcon USA and Marcon UK, to help enhance and support its logistic and sales operations. Over the years it has established a great reputation of being a consistent performer for its clients in the Government as well as the international oil and gas industry.

As CEO Allen Lone states: “A new day is dawning for Augusta and investors, both old and new.” Investors should definitely take a look at this undervalued gem.

FEATURE: $AAO.ca Why Augusta Industries is an under valued company

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:43 PM on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

 

 

Augusta Industries Subsidiary FOX-TEK Canada Inc is a rare Gem of a tech company where its technology, potential and capabilities are undervalued and therefore discounted. Investors don’t seem to appreciate that FOX TEK is making great strides with its available resources while developing industry disruptive technology capable of meeting current value expectations. The patient investor understands and values a company that is creating new and disruptive technological tools

Sales and revenue evaluation of a company is great when you are invested in GE, FORD, GM, IBM and Apple, but the real value missed here by a few shareholders is what FOX-TEK’s engineers are able to create. FOX TEK first started with the FT Systems as its sole technology and below is living proof of what FOX-TEK has been able to create.

1) Electric Field Mapping (EFM) Corrosion monitor

Used predominately to measure, with great accuracy, the material loss in pipelines and vessels due to corrosion/erosion. The technology has been successfully used as a validation of existing integrity programs. The technology can also be used in research and material testing applications.

2) Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) System

Technology based on optical strain sensors. These sensors are inherently safe (due to the fact that the sensors are powered by light) and easy to use. Due to the high bandwidth of the sensors, they can also be used to measure vibrations. There many applications in both the oil & gas sector and civil infrastructure where these sensors can bring a benefit.

3) FG-OD

Novel non intrusive leak detection technology used to detect leaks in pipelines and vessels. Due to its high sensitivity, the sensor cable can also detect VOC due to leaks.  By using smart detection levels and adapting to its environment, this technology will generate zero false alarms.

4) Advanced Sensor Design

Advanced intrusive optical sensor that will, over time, change its optical characteristics when in the presence of various elements. Can be used in applications where specific trace elements can lead to a negative impact on normal operating conditions.

5) Currently as per FOX-TEK’s last Press release, working to develop a new technology to measure the ingress of damaging liquids under insulation/coating. This LOI is indicative of the confidence major parties involved have in the burgeoning technology, be it Federal, Provincial Academic or Business.

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$AAO.ca Augusta Industries Subsidiary Paragon Blockchain Enters Into An MOU with One of the Worlds’ First Big Data Enterprise Blockchain Application Developer

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 8th, 2018

  • Entered  a Memorandum Of Understanding with an Undisclosed Blockchain Company (The “UBC”) to advise and develop a new set of blockchain applications for Augusta.
  • Blockchain technology has the potential to unlock substantial new opportunities capable of impacting the business of Marcon International
  • Implementing blockchain technology in FOX-TEK

Toronto, Ontario–(March 8, 2018) – Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that pursuant to its press release of January 25th, in which the Company announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary (Paragon Blockchain Inc.) to commence the process of implementing Blockchain technology, Paragon Blockchain has entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding with an Undisclosed Blockchain Company (The “UBC”) to advise and develop a new set of blockchain applications for Augusta.

BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS TO INCLUDE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The UBC is one of the worlds’ first developers of a hybrid permission based blockchain protocol with big data capability. The UBC will act as technical advisor and initiate the process of developing a new set of blockchain applications that will integrate, amongst other things, artificial intelligence (A.I.) for the purpose of sorting critical procurement opportunities within US government agencies for Augusta’s wholly owned subsidiary, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”).

IMPLEMENTING BLOCKCHAIN IN MARCON

Blockchain technology has the potential to unlock substantial new opportunities capable of impacting the business of Marcon International. Specifically, Marcon seeks to create an eco-system (Paragon Blockchain) in the supply chain management of clients to change the dynamics of the scoping and bidding process by providing vendors and subcontractors with A.I. data mining tools to proactively drive the process. By doing so, Paragon Blockchain becomes a Value added Network, in which vendors and subcontractors provide offers on projects of immediate interest, as opposed to the current role of Marcon selecting projects of interest.

Users will be required to access Paragon Blockchain and make payments through the use of a digital currency or tokens.

IMPLEMENTING BLOCKCHAIN IN FOX-TEK

Blockchain technology is of critical importance to our wholly owned subsidiary, FOX-TEK Canada Inc. (“FOX-TEK”), continued expansion of its’ non-intrusive technology in the oil & gas industry, whose clients include many of the biggest companies in the world. FOX-TEK believes a common system of record connecting data collected for events is of paramount importance to clients.

The Company will create a platform that will allow for the analysis of data that incorporates an auditing system built for regulatory and quality assurance oversight. The platform will implement a distributed blockchain ledger using smart contracts. These smart contracts provide customization of blockchain data.

Upon completion, the Company intends to invite other technology companies to participate and utilize its’ blockchain. These companies will be involved in industries serving pipeline operations, integrity, maintenance and construction, as well as, Federal, Provincial and State regulators. By participating in the Company’s Blockchain, these entities will have access to surveillance, auditing, integrity, transparent data in cases of breaches in corrosion or leaks or cracks.

FOX-TEK will naturally be the first service provider to participate. DMAT servers currently hosts DMAT client at 15 GB live running DMAT web server : 5GB live and DMAT raw data :15 GB.

Blockchain serves as the next technological revolution for storing and sharing distributed data from multiple input sources. This will provide the Company with the capability to transfer any digital data between multiple participants in a secure and auditable fashion.

About the Corporation:

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”) and FOX-TEK, the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.

Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment.

FOX-TEK provides world leading solutions to various sectors including the oil and gas industry. With non- intrusive technologies including: fiber optic sensors and electric field mapping systems; FOX-TEK is able to accurately measure changes that could negatively impact our client’s operations.

Corporation contact:

Allen Lone, President, CEO, Augusta Industries Inc.

Tel: (905) 275-8111 Ext 226, email: [email protected]

 

$AAO.ca Augusta Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Corporate Update $PHO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:17 AM on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

 

  • Revenue of $650,000 as compared to $1,479,000 during the three months ending September 30, 2016
  • Marcon group backlog sales as on the date of the MD&A is $1,988,000
  • Gross margins were 21% compared to 13% for the three months ending September 30, 2016

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – November 30, 2017) – Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has released its financial results for the nine months ending September 30, 2017.

For the three months ending September 30, 2017, the Corporation had revenues of $650,000 as compared to $1,479,000 during the three months ending September 30, 2016. Marcon group backlog sales as on the date of the MD&A is $1,988,000. Four of the backlog orders worth $1,723,000 have a long delivery lead time. The Corporation also expects to build on the two contracts signed in 2017 by FOX-TEK worth $1,039,000 over a three year period.

Total loss from operations for the three months ending September 30, 2017 was $160,000 or a net loss of $0.001 per share compared to a loss of $74,000 or $0.000 per share for the three months ending September 30, 2016. Gross margins for the three months ending September 30, 2017 was 21% compared to 13% for the three months ending September 30, 2016 due to the change in mix between Macron and FOX-TEK sales during the period . The operating expenses in the three months ending September 30, 2017 was slightly less at $251,000 compared to $255,000 for the same period in 2016. Stock based compensation during the three months ending September 30, 2017 was $47,000 while there were no such expenses during the three months ending September 30, 2016.

Marcon group sales in the three months ending September 30, 2017 was $564,000 compared to $1,394,000 in the three months ending September 30, 2016 – a decrease of $830,000. The sales in FOX-TEK for the three months ending September 30, 2017 were $86,000 close to $85,000 sales for the three months ending September 30, 2016.


 

The financial statements, notes to the financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the nine months ending September 30, 2017 are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Corporate Update – Business Development

Please see section on Business Development (Page 5 ) in the MD&A for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 for details.

About the Corporation:

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”) and Fox-Tek Canada Inc. (“Fox-Tek”), the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.

Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment (Electrical, mechanical and Instrumentation.) In addition to departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, Marcon’s major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co.

Fox Tek develops non-intrusive asset health monitoring sensor systems for the oil and gas market to help operators track the thinning of pipelines and refinery vessels due to corrosion/erosion, strain due to bending/buckling and process pressure and temperature. The Corporation’s FT fiber optic sensor and corrosion monitoring systems allow cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities to improve scheduled maintenance operations, avoid unnecessary shutdowns, and prevent accidents and leaks.

Corporation contact:

Allen Lone, President, CEO, Augusta Industries Inc.
Tel: (905) 275 -8111 Ext 226 email: [email protected]

The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and as neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Augusta $AAO.ca Subsidiary, Marcon Announces New contracts with an Aggregate Value of $694,295.00

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:30 AM on Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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  • Contracts awarded with various departments of the United States government
  • Aggregate value of the new contracts entered into in September is $694,295.00
  • Pipeline of orders, including these new contracts, is $1,899,630.00 as of September 30, 2017.

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 2, 2017) – Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”), has been awarded contracts with various departments of the United States government for the supply of instrumentation and equipment. The aggregate value of the new contracts entered into in September is $694,295.00. The current pipeline of orders, including these new contracts, is $1,899,630.00 as of September 30, 2017.

“The Corporation is pleased that it continues to enter into new agreements with various entities of the United States government,” stated Allen Lone, President of the Corporation. ” We are still focusing on adding more contracts to our Sales pipeline and continue to develop our relationship with our clients for future opportunities.”

About the Corporation:

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”) and Fox-Tek, the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.

Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment.

FOX-TEK provides world leading solutions to various sectors including the oil and gas industry. With non- intrusive technologies including: fiber optic sensors and electric field mapping systems; we are able to accurately measure changes that could negatively impact our client’s operations.

Augusta Industries Inc.
Allen Lone
President, CEO (905) 275-8111 Ext 226 [email protected]