Active Control Technology signs agreement with Fairmont Supply Company for U.S. sales and distribution of ActiveMine(TM)

    TSX-V: ACT

    Deal leverages ACT's leading mine communications and tracking technology
    with Fairmont's strong links to the U.S. mining industry

    TORONTO and CANONSBURG, PA, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology
Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) and Fairmont Supply Company announced today a sales and
distribution agreement for ActiveMine(TM) in the United States.
    Fairmont, one of the largest full-line distributors of industrial
maintenance, repair and operating supplies in the U.S., has deep roots in the
mining industry.
    Under the one-year, renewable agreement, ACT has appointed Fairmont as
its exclusive distributor for ActiveMine, a two-way voice communications and
tracking system that operates on a 100% wireless Wi-Fi network, within
Fairmont's sales territory. The territory comprises leading coal and hard rock
mining states including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Indiana,
Illinois, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Colorado.
    Fairmont, which will appoint ACT as its exclusive vendor of mine
communications and tracking equipment, will establish additional U.S.
distribution arrangements for ActiveMine outside those states.
    "Fairmont's strong and longstanding connections to the mining industry,
particularly in the coal mining states, will greatly expand sales
opportunities for ActiveMine in the U.S.," said Steve Barrett, President and
CEO, Active Control Technology. "We look forward to working closely with
Fairmont to better serve U.S. customers and to our mutual benefit."
    The two companies are moving quickly to leverage the relationship:
between Sept. 12 and 14, ACT will share booth space with Fairmont (booths
316-318) at the Bluefield Coal Show in West Virginia. ActiveMine has received
regulatory approval from West Virginia to be sold in the state.
    "We are extremely excited to be representing ActiveControl and the
ActiveMine system," said Van Compagni, Vice President Sales and Marketing,
Fairmont Supply Company. "These cutting edge communications and tracking
products will benefit our customers in the mining industry."

    About ActiveMine
    ActiveMine's communications and data network enables monitoring of
production, personnel and equipment in all types of surface and underground
mining environments, including coal and base metal mines. It is the only
commercially-available mine communications and tracking system that is
designed to:
      -  Operate on a 100 percent wireless Wi-Fi network backbone.
      -  Be less susceptible to water and mechanical damage of all sorts,
         including rock fall.
      -  Use open-standards technology.
      -  Meet federal MINER Act requirements for wireless systems as
         established in MSHA policies.
      -  Provide four-day intrinsically safe battery back-up and power
      -  Provide high-speed data communications.

    About Active Control Technology
    ACT designs and markets wireless network control and communication
systems for buildings and extreme environments. Located in Burlington,
Ontario, Canada, the company trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbol ACT. For more information, visit the company's website at

    About Fairmont Supply Company
    Founded in 1921, Fairmont Supply Company is one of the largest full-line
distributors of industrial maintenance, repair and operating supplies in the
United States, with the headquarters located in the Southpointe Business
Complex, Canonsburg, PA. Fairmont Supply Company currently operates 15 service
center facilities and 9 on-site stores management locations across the United
States and serves customers in the mining, steel, industrial, aluminum, gas,
utilities, paper, glass, plastic, chemical, and automotive industries.
    Fairmont Supply Company offers more than 100,000 products from over 500
manufacturers. Major product areas include mining, safety, hose products,
conveyor and material handling, bearings and power transmission, electrical,
pipe, valves, and fittings, as well as a wide variety of general line
industrial supply products.
    More information can be found at

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For further information:

For further information: Active Control Technology, Steve Barrett,
President & C.E.O., (905) 670-5500 ext. 202,;
Fairmont Supply Company, Susan D. Hiles, Manager - Marketing Services, (724)
514-3960; Don Hogarth, Hogarth Communications Inc., (416) 565-8920,

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