Incorporated in the state of Florida in November 2000, Greenstone Holdings, Inc.(OTC Pinksheets GSHN) is headquartered in New York City.
Greenstone is in the business of providing a variety of unique chemical technologies that are primarily used in the building and construction industry. The Company's first brand name product, GreenShield™, offers a "green" solution to protect wood based building materials and other products lncluding lumber, logs, plywood, drywall, window, door, railroad ties, fencing, and utility poles from moisture and fire. The $25 billion water damage market is one example of many which GreenShield sealer can find a niche in. Greenstone also distributes Green-Dri™, revolutionary biological dry kiln for drying wood, Permeate™, a very unique chemical sealer for metal, concrete, and other construction material, MagneLine ®, a very strong polymer cement mortar to reinforce metal and concrete structures such as bridges and highways, Crystal-Guard™ an asbestos encapsulant which will also enable economical detoxification of removed asbestos, Anz Ceramic Coating ™ , a coating to reflect sun's ray.
The Company's sales distributions are segmented into the following three main areas:
1. Distributor Network
Applicators (Dealers) to apply GreenShield on buildings
2. Direct Sales Network
Building & Construction Material Manufacturers
Prefab Building / Log Home Manufacturers
Sawmills / Wood Treaters
Power & Oil Companies
Government Agencies (DOT's, etc)
ECORail Products: Railroad Industry (GreenShield)
Sheppard Global: Aviation Industry (Permeate)
Currently, GreenShield chemical is produced at the Company's blender location in Jonesboro, AR. Permeate is produced by D&D Corp.in Yokkaichi, Japan, MangeLine is produced by Magne Corp. in Fukuoka, Japan, Crystal-Guard is produced by M-Tec Co.Ltd. in Sakai, Japan, Anz Ceramic Coating in Hiroshima, Japan, and Green-Dri is produced by Nippon Funen Mokuzai Co. in Macksburg, OH. The Company also has a storgage facility in Jersey City, NJ.
GREENER & CLEANER FUTURE
Due to public perception, most people are surprised to learn the following facts:
The Continent that boasts the world's largest per-capita wood consumption is NORTH AMERICA.... yet our forests cover approximately the same area of land as they did 100 years ago. According to the United Nations, our forests have expanded by nearly 100 million acres over the past decade....wood is and has been a truly sustainable natural resource.
Cutting down an old tree will result in a net reduction of carbon dioxide as long as it is replaced by a young tree. An old tree consumes less carbon dioxide than a younger tree....a well managed forest will help reduce Green House Gas Emissions.
We are all GREEN
Greenstone's products are all "GREEN" products.
GreenShield™ will help create a "Greener" world environment by utilizing sustainable natural resources and will reduce our reliance on fossil based products. Permeate™ and MagneLine ® will help reduce landfill build-up by making building last longer, and by saving lives at the same time. Green-Dri™ will reduce the amount of energy usage and wood waste. Crystal-Guard™ will make building safer from asbestos and reduce energy usage for disposal. Anz Ceramic Coating™(ACC) will reduce the amount of air conditioning electricity usage by keeping buildings and vehicles cooler. Also, ACC can make the people more productive, like HERU-met™, a ACC coated hard hat by keeping worker's head cooler and safer.
Our product lines are all unique, innovative, and "Green". Our products cover a wide range of applications in the building and construction industry:
GREENSHIELD: Protects Wood from Weather and Fire
PERMEATE: Sealers & Paints to protect Metal and Concrete Structures
MAGNELINE: Repairs, Reinforces, and Protects Metal-Concrete Structure
GREEN-DRI: Dries Wood Much Faster than conventional method
CRYSTAL-GUARD: Makes Asbestos Harmless
ANZ CERAMIC COATING: Reflects 90% of Sun's heat
FIRE-PRUF: Makes Wood Non-Flammable
HERU-met: Reflects off the sun's heat rays/ Does not retain heat/ A Cool head = More productivity
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION >>> http://www.youtube.com/user/Egreenstone
Qaurterly Report Mar 31, 2008
CEO INTERVIEW >>> http://www.egreenstone.com/GSHNceoCorner02-21-08R1.mp3
Background info on the CEO
Prior to joining Greenstone in 2004, Mr. Miwa was Chief Operating Officer and a Director of RealRead Inc., an online document service provider in New York, San Jose, and Tokyo. The RealRead document service is used by book & magazine publishers and others. He has also been on the Board of Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT), a NASDAQ listed wood composite decking manufacturer in Arkansas since 1994. Mr. Miwa has served as Chairman of the Board for three years and Vice Chairman for 6 years. AERT's ChoiceDek and MoistureShield decking products are sold throughout Lowe’s 1,500 stores. In addition, he holds board memberships at a number of private corporations around the world. In the past 25 years, he was instrumental in forming several start-up companies in various fields from commercial real estate, to injection mold manufacturing, to importing fiber telecommunication equipment and has successfully managed these companies. Mr. Miwa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.(MIT)
Estimated Market Cap
81.39k as of oct 30, 2008
Outstanding Shares: 813,860,121 as of aug 25, 2008
2 billion as of may 12, 2008
317,500,014 as of aug 25, 2008
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Greenstone Holdings Inc.
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35 Journal Square, Suite 481
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Development Stage Company
Primary SIC — Industry Classification
2400 - Lumber & Wood Products (No Furniture)
State Of Incorporation
Jurisdiction Of Incorporation
Year Of Incorporation
H.SAL MIWA, ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHAIRMAN
DARRELL KELSOE, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, SR.VP., DIRECTOR
Outside Board of Directors
SAL A. CORTORILLO, VICE CHAIRMAN
ROBERT D. LLORENTE, CIE, CMR
CLIFFORD E. WOODWARD, P.E.,
JAMES H.CULP, Ph.D
Followings are some of the statistics on various markets, Greenstone products are targeting:
Moisture Damage and Others: Water/Mold/Mildew/Rot/Decay/Termite
Back in 2002, even before hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the total amount of homeowners’ insurance claims nationwide for water damage, which includes ones from mold and freezing, was over $25 billion. The termite damage claims were approximately $11 billion.
According to U.S.Fire Administration (a part of FEMA), in 2006, 1.6 million fires were reported with direct property loss estimated to be $11.3 billion. 3,245 civilians and 106 fire fighters lost their lives.
According to U.S.Census Bureau, 1.98 million new homes were built in 2006. However, for 2007, it is expected to drop to 1.52 million. As for the existing housing, the number of total U.S. house hold was 108,871,000 in 2005 which includes moble homes and apartments. The Average Square Feet of Floor Area in New One-Family Houses Completed for 1976 was 1,700, for 1986 was 1,825, for 1996 was 2,120, and for 2006 was 2,469, increasing steadily over the years.
According to NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) and Log Homes Council, there are more than 500,000 log homes in the United States and more than 90% are used as primary residences. In the mid-1980's about 7,000 log homes were sold a year. Currently, that figure is over 25,000. There are more than 500 log home manufacturers and more than 2,600 builder/dealers in the U.S. and Canada. U.S. production of log homes represents 7% of custom home construction in the U.S. The typical log home has over 2,000 square feet of living space compared to 1,100 square feet 15 years ago.
CCA Treated Wood
For over 50 years, CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate) was used as a preservative to treat wood in the United States. However, due to known carcinogens, Arsenic, CCA has been banned from residential use since the end of 2003. The most of these treated lumbers are used on decks. with 46% of US homes having a deck (Coatings World Feb '08). Out of all these decks, 2 to 3 million existing decks are estimated to contain CCA treated wood which translates into somewhere between 600 and 900 million square feet of decking surface. In addition to decking, there are other CCA treated wood products out there exposing people to possible health risks, including many children such as using wooden playground equipment.
Plywood Wood & OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
According to the Engineered Wood Association (APA), North American structual wood panel (plywood and OSB) production is expected to total 40.2 billion square feet (3/8 inch thickness basis) for year 2007 down 2.2 billion square feet from 2006 and 2.9 billion from the record mark 43.1 billion in 2005. (Note: On average 400 square feet of surface can be sprayed with one gallon of GreenShield. The current suggested retail price of GreenShield is $70 per gallon)
Railroad Products (Cross ties, freight car decking, etc.)
Over 90% of all railroad ties are still wooden and approximately 20 million railroad ties are produced in the United States each year to replace aging cross ties. Environmentally damaging Creosote is still being used to treat most of cross ties, and an alternative chemical has been seriously sought out to replace the existing Creosote process. In some markets, Creosote usage has been banned and cross ties are not being treated which reduces their usage to only 3 years or less. For decades, railroads spent little on expansion, even tore up surplus track and shrank routes. But since 2000, they have spent $10 billion to expand tracks, built freight yards and bought locomotives, and they have $12 bilion more in upgrade planned. Because of the oil (gas) price surges in recent years, railroads are cutting into the business of the two million long-haul freight trucks in the US., which account for 350 million shipments a year. Railroads have also found friends among environmentalists, who see moving freight by train rather than truck as a way to reduce fuel burning and emissions. (WSJ 2/13/07).
Windows & Doors
In 2005, more than 70 million windows were sold in the United States and about 40% of that were wooden ones. Out of $30 billion Window & Door market, wooden windows and doors also acount for approximately 40%, $12 billion.
According to United Nation's Economic figures for 2006, approximately 66 billion board feet of sawn wood were produced in the North America. More than half of those need to be kiln dried by approximately 10,000 existing dry kilns.
According to the Federal Highway Administration's 2001 report, the total direct cost in the US from corrosion is estimated to be $276 billion per year. Of that, $8.3 billion was spent on highway bridges and $2.2 billion was spent on aircraft. Also, 2001 GAO study on corrosion cost for the US military estimatesto be approximatelty $20 billion.
According to American Galvanizer Association, 3.1 million tons of galvanized steel was produced in 2006. Average galvanized surface area per ton of steel is 250 ft2 according to a NACE Paper. Therefore, the potential surface area for Permeate is approximately 800 million Square Feet per year.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 586,000 bridges in the United States and approximately 1/3 of that are in need of repair or replacement.
According to the Concrete Construction, November 2005 article, the concrete construction cost in the US was $109.6 billion in 2004 and 484 million cubic yards of ready mixed concrete was produced.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year. According to CUREe (California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering), the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in California, which registered 6.7 on the Richter scale, caused $40 billion in property loss. USGS shows that we experienced fifty-five earthquakes with magnitudes of six or higher between year 2000 and 2007 in the United States and 1,263 around the world. The State of California experienced approximately 75 percent of the nationa's seismic activity. The number of these large quakes have stayed relatively constant and not on increase, according to USGS.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that has been used in more than 3,000 different construction materials and manufactured products. It is commonly found in heating system insulation, decorative spray-on ceiling treatments, vinyl flooring, cement shake siding and a variety of additional materials. Some asbestos-containing materials were still being installed into the late 1980s.All types of asbestos tend to break into very tiny fibers. These individual fibers are so small that many must be identified using a microscope. In fact, some individual fibers may be up to 700 times smaller than a human hair. Because asbestos fibers are so small, once released into the air, they may stay suspended there for hours or even days. Asbestos fibers are also virtually indestructible. They are resistant to chemicals and heat, and they are very stable in the environment. They do not evaporate into air or dissolve in water, and they are not broken down over time. Asbestos is probably the best insulator known to man. Usually asbestos is mixed with other materials to actually form the products. Floor tiles, for example, may contain only a small percentage of asbestos.The asbestos content of different materials varies according to the product and how it is used. Among those materials with higher concentrations of asbestos are insulation products on heating systems and the backing on sheet vinyl flooring. However, an uncontrolled disturbance of any asbestos-containing material in any concentration may be dangerous to your health!