It was a huge success.
About a hundred prospective customers, shareholders, friends and dignitaries showed up for a ribbon-cutting and demonstration of our Permanent Showcase.
In his speech, Assemblymember Pérez said "I thought I saw it all, but quite frankly, I have not." He and the other dignitaries were impressed and enthusiastic about the potential for the region.
We made a quick two-minute video for you, watch it here.
And watch this clip for the report by local NBC station KMIR. (Univision, America's leading Spanish-language network, also showed up for a report from the field.)
In this photo, I'm showing Kevin Kelley, who runs the Imperial Irrigation District, and Assemblymember Pérez, our EWS Aqua 60 aquaculture treatment system, which can treat near-toxic pond water in minutes.
The thing is, this unit may not be there much longer!
That's because we just heard that a public company in Japan wants to buy it, effective immediately. They don't want to wait for a second unit.
So the demonstration unit you see here may soon leave for Japan, where our new prospective partner plans to tour the industry there to make sales.
That's exactly the kind of partner we want: a regional player who already has many customers. That could mean high-speed market penetration...
So we're off to a roaring start! (You can see more pictures at our Facebook page.)
We all wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a great, great year ahead.
Thank you for your support and interest. 2014 is the year of scale-up for us, and we are very, very excited about the year ahead.
All our best,
Riggs and Team
President & CEO
OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)