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Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. licenses water tank technology to Trinity Mining & Construction Equipment, Inc.

Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. licenses water tank technology to Trinity Mining & Construction Equipment, Inc.

Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc., and Trinity Mining & Construction Equipment, Inc., are happy to announce the licensing of PHIL Water Tank Technology to Trinity Mining & Construction Equipment, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas. Through this agreement, Trinity Mining has the ability to sell and manufacture "Trinity" branded water tanks based on proven Philippi-Hagenbuch designs and proprietary technology.

Through patented and patent pending innovations, the PHIL design has substantially minimized internal tank confined space concerns while making the water tanks easier to maintain throughout their industry-leading lifecycle.

PHIL revolutionized the mining industry with the first "flat-top" water tank in the early 2000's. The flat top in conjunction with square corners and integrated side-surge-stabilizers led to the most effective compartmentalization of water available. When transporting and dispersing the quantity of water required within a mine, minimizing the movement of water within a tank is of extreme importance.

The innovative addition of access doors allowing easy and unencumbered access from outside the tank to within its compartments is also an industry first. Furthering this "ease of access", PHIL patented the use of doors that close within water tanks allowing people and natural air to move freely within the tanks without needing to crawl through holes when the doors are open. This enhanced access to individual compartments has decreased harmful anaerobic bacteria from building within water tanks as fresh air can flow freely from the outside throughout all compartments when open. While in transport mode, all doors are closed, compartmentalizing water to eliminate water surges between compartments, while still allowing the water to flow as needed.

Through this agreement, PHIL will continue to design and engineer the Water Tanks and offer them through the Trinity Mining organization, which will sell and manufacture Trinity branded Water Tanks tailored to their customers' requests; HiVol branded water tanks will continue to be engineered, sold and manufactured by Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc.

Building upon the strengths of Trinity's manufacturing and sales force, Trinity Water Tanks will assist Trinity in offering a more complete approach to haul truck solutions for their customers in mining and other industries. Sizes and capacities of tanks range from 8,000 gallons for 30-ton ADT's up through 80,000 gallons in capacity for 380-ton Rigid Frame Haul Trucks.