TRIC Tools, Inc.

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In June, 2007, TRIC Tools signed a distributor contract with the Canadian company Footage Tools Inc during the American Water Works Association Tradeshow in Toronto, Canada. Pictured above is Oakland Export Assistant Director Rod Hirsch and the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Director General Israel Hernandez with representatives from TRIC Tools and Footage Tools Inc.

TRIC Tools, Inc. is a California C Corporation founded by inventors Robert and Ward Carter in Alameda, California. TRIC's lightweight and portable trenchless pipe replacement systems renew pipes with minimal, or in some instances, complete avoidance of digging and disruption to surrounding business activities. The use of our technology provides a cost-effective alternative to the conventional open, cut, trench and replace methods. The TRIC Tools solution is in use with a network of more than 400 plumbing and drain contractors in the United States and additional customers internationally.

The pioneering efforts of the Carters has resulted in the award of both device and method patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Device and method patents have also been awarded to TRIC internationally in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and New Zealand. Patent applications are pending in Japan and Norway.

February 2011

Certificate of Appreciation Presentation to Tric Tools Lithuanian Distributor - Oakland Export Assistance Center Director Rod Hirsch presented a Certificate of Appreciation (COA) to Tric Tools new Lithuanian distributor of their trenchless pipe bursting technology.

March 2011

Tric Tools Bulgaria Water Technology Delegation - Oakland EAC Director Rod Hirsch organized an afternoon matchmaker for the group at the Oakland Federal Building in partnership with the U.S. Export Import Bank's Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports.

February 2008

Trics Tools Russia Contract Signing Ceremony - The Oakland Export Assistance Center (EAC) orchestrated a new-to-market contract signing ceremony between TRIC Tools, a water technologies company, and Moscow-based Rosvodokanal at the Oakland Federal Building.

October 2007

Trics Tools Prospective Russian Distributor Site Visit - Oakland Export Assistance Center Director Rod Hirsch helped host client company, Tric Tools', potential distributor from Russia, Z-Techno, with the San Francisco-based Russian Commercial Attache, Denis Khromov.

August 2006

Export Achievement Certificate Presented to Tric Tools - Colleen Litkenhaus, National Field Director for the U.S. Commercial Service presented an Export Achievement Certificate to Tric Tools for new to market sales in Japan.


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