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Soilworks Recognized for Its Earth Friendly, Biodegradable Soil Stabilization and Dust Control Products

February 20, 2014

Arizona-based Company Awarded Highly Coveted Certificate of Conformity

Chandler, Ariz. - Soilworks, a leader in the development and application of dust control and soil stabilization products, announced today that it has been awarded the highly coveted Certificate of Conformity from the Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ) for its Durasoil 360 product.

Based in Chandler, the decade-old company has quickly become a leader in its industry through the implementation of dust control and soil stabilization products that can withstand the toughest application conditions while still remaining gentle on the environment. All of the products manufactured by Soilworks are biodegradable.

"Our goal has always been to build a company and a product line that our children can be proud of, one that our communities and neighborhoods can use without the fear of harsh, toxic after effects," said Chad Falkenberg, chairman and CEO of Soilworks.

Falkenberg said passing with the BNQ was significant because of the rigorous battery of tests each product undergoes. BNQ certification requires the strictest testing in all of Canada and it sets the precedent for other territories to follow.

"You're taking a microscope to your products when you submit to this certification," he said. "And the end result is knowing that you've accomplished a level of transparency that few other companies have even attempted."

Soilworks currently markets numerous dust control as well as soil stabilization products, including Soiltac, Powdered Soiltac, Gorilla-Snot and Durasoil.

Soiltac is the soil stabilizer and dust control agent of choice for the U.S military, government entities and large and small businesses. Using nanotechnology, Soiltac can effectively stabilize soil and control dust for a multitude of purposes, including roads, runways and other heavily trafficked areas. Soiltac can also control dust for commercial and industrial sites

As a powder, Powdered Soiltac can be applied by either broadcasting it topically or mixing it into the treatment area and simply adding water over the site similar to how one would water the ground. Alternatively, Powdered Soiltac can be pre-diluted into a liquid and applied in a similar manner.

Gorilla-Snot is an economy-grade dust control agent that has the same application processes as Soiltac but is used as a short-term and non-traffic solution, allowing for use against other lower solid polymers and dust control products.

Finally, Durasoil is a state-of-the-art innovation engineered for today's challenging dust control needs. The synthetic fluid is formulated to meet the highest standards of environmental efficacy. It is highly effective for dust control on mining operations, military tank trails and unpaved roads.

The BNQ certification is just the latest evaluation of Soilworks’ products. The company has been rigorously evaluated for their performance, with various products verified by the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) against the industry's traditional top performing soil stabilizers and dust control agents.

As a result, the Department of Defense continues to award Soilworks with contracts to supply Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and the on-going Iraq rebuilding efforts. Its success with the U.S. Military and Allied Forces has led to Soilworks GSA contract (# GS-07F-5364P) and a complete listing of National Stock Numbers for the U.S. Department of Defense warehouses.

A member of the National Standards System (NSS), the BNQ is one of four Canadian Standards-Development Bodies accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

For more information about Soilworks, please visit www.soilworks.com.

About Soilworks
Soilworks provides engineered solutions to meet the broad needs of the dust control and soil stabilization industry. Whether the market is commercial, industrial or military, Soilworks has the innovative tools, unmatched technical support, and environmentally-friendly technologies to fulfill specific requirements. Soilworks performance-driven portfolio of industry-leading products include the Patented U.S. Dept. of Defense Surtac, Soiltac, Powdered Soiltac, Gorilla-Snot and Durasoil. Soilworks’ international sales network, global distribution centers and integrated customer service provide an ideal platform to satisfy all its customers’ needs. Get to know Soilworks better at www.soilworks.com or call 1-800-545-5420.