The Company shipped its first order to the South American Continent in 1996. Valued at approximately $400,000.00, the dredging system comprised the Crisafulli Rotomite-180P self-propelled dredge, floating discharge line, a trailer-mounted booster pump, andaccessories, as well as spare parts for a 2-year period. In December 1996, Crisafulli engineers followed the dredge to Matanzas, Venezuela where it was installed in a toxic waste pond containing red mud from a aluminum production facility. The purchaserreqyested that Crisafulli work diligently for the earliest possible delivery so that hazardous wastes could be removed from holding ponds before wastes overflowed into a nearby river. Crisafulli's manufacturing team responded by working many evenings and weekends to avert what the client called a potential environmental catastrophe.
The dredge system was unique, custome-engineered, and Made in Montana -- to solve the urgent problems associated with hazardous waste remediation -- around the world.'