RICHMOND, BC At last nights Gala Awards of Excellence Ceremony hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, CON-SPACE Communications Ltd., (TSX-VEN:CCB) was chosen for the Outstanding Business of the Year Award. On hand to accept the honor were the founding partners of CON-SPACE, Mr. James L Swanson, Chairman and Mr. Terence A Ibbetson, President.
We are very honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award and the recognition it gives to our Company and its employees, said Ibbetson, CON-SPACE has received awards before but being recognized in this way by your own community is an exceptional honor and we thank the Chamber. The Outstanding Business of the Year Award is given to a business that has been an ongoing successful business entity in the City of Richmond for at least three years. CON-SPACE started in Richmond in 1991.
This award belongs to our employees, because they are the reason why CON-SPACE has been so successful, said Swanson at the conclusion of the acceptance speech.
The Company, which grew in sales by over 50% and profits by 275% in its year ended June 30, 2003, received substantial recognition for its contribution to the successful rescue of nine miners trapped underground last year in Pennsylvania. Its equipment was also used in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and after the Oklahoma City bombing. Over 1500 Rescue Teams are now equipped with CON-SPACE equipment.
The Companys world headquarters are located in Richmond where all design and manufacturing takes place. CON-SPACE is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of specialized voice communication equipment for hazardous work environments. Its products are used extensively by Police, Fire, Rescue, Government Agencies, Militaries, Municipalities, General Industry and by Medical Emergency services the world over. The Company has established distribution throughout North America, Great Britain, Australia, parts of Asia, South America, and Europe and also supplies many other manufacturers with Private Labeled and specially designed products. Its web site is www.con-space.com.