Sofame Receives Major Order from Leading U.S. Turkey Producer

MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSXV: SDW), a leading manufacturer of environmentally efficient industrial hot water systems and cost effective heat recovery equipment, is pleased to announce that Butterball, LLC, the largest producer of turkey products in the United States, has ordered a Sofame Hybrid Percomtherm® unit for its Mount Olive plant in North Carolina.  The equipment, which operates at 96% efficiency, combines condensing recovery of waste heat from existing boilers with a new direct contact condensing burner to heat water.

"As the leading U.S. turkey producer, Butterball believes it has an obligation to be a good steward of the environment, and is pursuing many innovative environmental initiatives surrounding resource conservation, pollution prevention and upgrades to environmental sustainability." said Steve Valesko, Vice President of Engineering for Butterball, LLC. "Butterball is using advanced environmental technology to collect real-time, enterprise-wide data, measure actual performance and recommend new solutions to reduce energy and water use, as well as carbon emissions.  The Sofame project touches all three of these areas," added Valesko.

According to John Gocek, Sofame's President & CEO, "Sofame is excited to offer its energy and cost saving solutions to Butterball. This important project will recycle energy to heat process water.  It is a perfect example of how Sofame's systems achieve cost savings, lower energy consumption and contribute to carbon footprint reduction."

About Butterball, LLC

Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States and offers a broad array of products for deli, retail and foodservice.  Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball produces 1 billion pounds of turkey each year and supplies its products to more than 50 countries.  The company's three-pronged approach to Doing Business Right focuses on self-governance, sustainability and social responsibility. The initiative plays a key role in providing internal oversight for integrating values that are important to the company, in particular its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. The industry leader has seven plants located throughout the United States. For more information:  http://www.butterballcorp.com

About Sofame Technologies Inc.

Sofame Technologies Inc. custom engineers and manufactures unique, high-efficiency direct-contact industrial hot water systems which extract up to 99 percent of heat from flue gases depending on the application, and return the energy in the form of hot water or pre-heated make-up air. Sofame's products help hospitals, food processing plants, universities, central heating plants, utilities and many more large energy consumers to significantly reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Using world-leading, patented green technology, Sofame serves industrial, institutional and commercial markets through a network of dedicated engineering representatives. For more information:  www.sofame.com

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SOURCE SOFAME TECHNOLOGIES INC.

For further information:

Sofame Technologies Inc.    Butterbal, LLC
John Gocek, President
(514) 523-6545 x-200
john.gocek@sofame.com

Stephanie Styons
(919) 844-2775
sstyons@merrellgroup.com
Howard, Merrell & Partners
8521 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

 

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