Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 30, 2015) - Pioneering Technology Corp. (TSXV: PTE), ("Pioneering"), an "energy smart" product innovation/consumer goods company and North America's leader in cooking fire prevention technologies is pleased to announce that HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Canada has recognized Pioneering as an approved vendor and will begin distributing and marketing Pioneering's new SmartBurner product to its channel Customers.
HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The Company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 Customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power and specialty construction sectors. HD Supply has approximately 650 locations and 15,000 associates across 48 states and seven Canadian provinces. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Canada offers wholesale product solutions, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies and services to multifamily apartments, university and colleges, the military, hospitality/hotels and the healthcare industry. These are channels where cooking fires are an issue and SmartBurner can provide a meaningful, cost effective solution for HD to offer to its customers.
Basil Sealy, National Key Account Manager, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Canada, commented, "HD Supply is committed to providing its customers with the latest and greatest products the market has to offer. Pioneering's SmartBurner has demonstrated to be one of these, offering meaningful Customer value. It is a great addition to our product line-up."
Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan added, "HD Supply's Facility Maintenance division is the perfect partner for helping us broaden our sales reach and product awareness in the facilities channel in Canada. This relationship helps us attain another one of our strategic milestones for this new product. We are very excited to be working with HD Supply in Canada and look forward to a long and lasting relationship".
SmartBurner is the new, state-of-the-art, consumer "plug-in" version of Pioneering's highly acclaimed commercial product called the Safe-T-element (STE). The STE is hardwired into existing stoves and requires a professional installation. The STE and its patented temperature limiting control (TLC) technology was engineered to help prevent stovetop cooking fires (44% of all household fires) while also reducing energy consumption by 25—35%. The STE has been installed in over 100,000 multi-residential housing units without one reported cooking fire. The new SmartBurner not only makes this technology available to the general public for the first time, but it also provides a simpler, more cost effective solution for those commercial multi-residential customers who do not require a hardwired solution.
About HD Supply & HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Canada
HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 650 locations across 48 states and seven Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 15,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Canada offers wholesale products, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies and services to multifamily apartment communities, hospitality, hotels and the healthcare industry HD Supply is traded on the NASDAQ (HDS).
About Pioneering Technology Corporation:
Pioneering, based in Mississauga, Ontario is an "Energy Smart" product innovation/consumer goods company and North America's leader in cooking-fire prevention technology. Pioneering engineers and brings to market energy-smart solutions for consumer products making them safer, smarter, or more efficient. Pioneering's patented cooking-fire prevention technologies/products are engineered to help prevent cooking fires, the number one cause of household fire (a multi-billion dollar problem) in North America and around the world. Pioneering cooking-fire-prevention trademarks include Safe-T-element, SmartBurner, RangeMinder and Safe-T-sensor. For more information visit: www.pioneeringtech.com.
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