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Micronics Completes Sale to Vance Street Capital

Transaction Enables Micronics to Capitalize on Global Growth Opportunities. Management Team Retains Significant Ownership Stake

Portsmouth, NH – April 1, 2013 – Micronics Inc., a global provider of aftermarket filtration products and OEM custom filter presses, announced today that it has been acquired by Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Micronics’ management team will also have a significant ownership stake in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This transaction represents a very positive development for our company, our employees and our customers,” said Micronics Chief Executive Officer Barry Hibble. “With a strong partner by our side, we have the financial resources and expertise we need to accelerate our growth by increasing our manufacturing capabilities and expanding our footprint outside of the United States and UK.”

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Micronics Names Rick Weiler President & CEO

Founder Barry Hibble Will Continue to Serve on the Board of Directors and Act as an Advisor to the Company

Portsmouth, NH – September 1, 2013 – Micronics Inc., a global provider of aftermarket filtration products and OEM custom filter presses, announced today that Rick Weiler has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company. Weiler assumes this position from Barry Hibble, Micronics founder, who will retire from the day-to-day management of the business, but remains on the board of directors and will act as an advisor to the company.

“We are excited to have Rick Weiler join us to lead Micronics into its next phase of growth,” stated Hibble. “Rick is a proven leader with deep sales and manufacturing expertise and strong business acumen. His experience and guidance will be...
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MICRONICS NAMES PATRICK QUIGLEY GENERAL MANAGER OF FILTER CLOTH DIVISION

Former Clear Edge General Manager Brings Decades of Filter Cloth Sales and Operating Experience to the Company

Portsmouth, NH – September 9, 2013 – Micronics Inc., a global provider of aftermarket filtration products and OEM custom filter presses, announced today that Patrick Quigley has been named general manager of its filter cloth division. In this new role, Quigley will be charged with growing sales, developing product and business strategies, and overseeing filter cloth operations.

“We are delighted to have an experienced and talented manager of Patrick’s caliber join Micronics,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Weiler. “Patrick has a wealth of experience in this industry and his sales and operations knowledge will be critical to us as we work to grow sales and increase our manufacturing efficiencies and scale.”

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Filter Presses by Micronics for Any Application

Filter PressAt Micronics Inc, we pride ourselves on providing a full spectrum of industries with the filter presses, accessories and service their specific applications require. From the heaviest duty projects to highly specialized filtration systems, Micronics Inc will engineer an optimized solution for your business.

Mining Filter Presses
These high speed, high capacity filters are fully automatic and streamline the filtering process for mining operations. By implementing a system by Micronics, professionals in the mining industry are able to work more efficiently and with less frequent maintenance. The filter cloth washing cycle can be completed in less than 1 minute,...
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Micronics, Inc is the 2nd Fastest Growing Private Company in New Hampshire!

Business NH Magazine, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the state of New Hampshire, has recognized Micronics, Inc as the 2nd fastest growing New Hampshire company, based upon the revenue of the last three years. Micronics has averaged 60% growth over the last three years and is ranked 50th in terms of revenue.

This is a significant increase for Micronics – to be the 2nd Fastest Growing Company, up from 10th last year.

“We’re very proud of what our employees have achieved” says Micronics CEO, Barry Hibble. “The many industries that we serve; mining, chemical, beverage and waste treatment, combined with our experience, and the ability to engineer our products specifically to meet our customers’ requirements has led to our continued growth. We are able to service our...
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MICRONICS IS THE 10th FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Experts in Industrial Filtration Products & Services

Portsmouth, NH September, 2011 – Business NH Magazine which ranks the top private companies in the state has recognized Micronics as the 10th fastest growing NH Company in 2010 with a 24.3% surge in sales. The company is ranked 89th in revenue.

Micronics manufactures industrial filtration products and exports filter presses and parts all over the world. The company’s filtration expertise is also used to provide service and support for all types of filtration equipment including on-site refurbishment and training for their customers’ existing equipment. We maintain service capabilities in the UK, Australia, Japan and North/South America.

“We are pleased to be recognized. Micronics is involved with almost all aspects of industrial filtration which includes mining, chemical, beverage and waste water treatment– the mining sector has become one of our largest...
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Micronics, Inc. Announces Contracts of US $33.5 Million for Q1 2011

Filter press manufacturer sees explosive growth in 2010 and 2011 in mining sector.

Portsmouth, NH, April 18, 2011 – Micronics, Inc., manufacturer of filter presses, filter plates, and filter cloths used for mine tailings, gold/ silver, and mineral concentrate, has accepted contracts in excess of US$33.5 million in the first quarter of 2011. The orders cover Ishigaki’s fully automatic LASTA MC filter press for tailings applications and Micronics semi-automatic filters used for tailings and in the Merrill Crowe process.

Micronics CEO, Barry Hibble stated, “The Company has seen explosive growth in 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, particularly in the mining sector, but there has been an indication that all industry sectors we service are rapidly investing in expansion or new installations.” The company’s filter cloth operation is equally busy as large machines create new demands to develop special designs to...
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Micronics, Inc. Announces US $14 Million Contract for Extracting & Dewatering Tailings

With new LASTA MC filter presses, gold mine will recover 99% of residual gold in waste filter cakes with plans to increase processing to 30,000 tons per day.

Portsmouth, NH, February 23, 2011 – Micronics, Inc., manufacturers of filter presses, filter plates, and filter cloths used for gold, silver, and mineral processing in the mining industry, has been awarded a US$14 million contract to provide LASTA MC filter presses to a North American mining partner. With the LASTA MC presses, the mine will begin processing 10,000 TPD (tons per day) with short term plans to increase to 30,000 TPD – a 200% increase in production.

The LASTA MC filtration process includes the removal of cyanide and a 99% residual gold recovery from the filter cake before tailings disposal. This new dewatering process is expected to yield greater returns for the mine; expansion will be completed in 2011....
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Micronics Receives Another Order for Ishigaki LASTA MC

The highly successful LASTA MC (mining concentrate) filter press distributed by Micronics is successfully dewatering mine tailings and mineral concentrates throughout the world. A proven “work horse” in extreme environments operating 24/7, there are over 100 machines in service worldwide many with over 20 years of trouble free operation.
Ishigaki LASTA MC

The recent repeat order for Gammon Gold, Mexico increases their existing capacity by 34% and will be installed in mid 2010.

Ishigaki’s Sakaide, Japan factory designs and produces the LASTA MC; a technology which plays such an important role for the reliable economic dewatering of mineral concentrates and for sustainable practices handling mine tailings. Ishigaki filter presses are known for their ability to filter short cycles and discharge filter cakes faster than conventional machines. Ishigaki Company Ltd.,...
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Ishigaki Company Ltd. Has Opened US Office Located at Micronics, Inc

Ishigaki Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan and Micronics, Inc. have entered into a Cooperation and Distribution Agreement in March of 2009

Micronics, Inc. will market the Ishigaki line of equipment. Micronics provides specialized service for pressure filtration applications including filter cloth, polypropylene filter plates, spare parts, refurbishing/updating services. The company is adding additional personnel to provide quick response time for mine start-up of pressure filtration equipment. The company also manufactures complimentary equipment and provides filter presses for the Merrill-Crowe Process.

Ishigaki Company Ltd has opened a US office in Portsmouth NH to provide service in North and South America for their automatic filter presses. In addition to locating technicians in the US, ICL will support their products with regular technical service visits from the home factory. Service and support offices have also been established in the Australia and the European markets.Read More »