Microheat Produces One Millionth HotShot® Unit


Popular heated washer fluid windshield de-icer manufactured at Farmington Hills headquarters

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 25 / - Microheat, Inc., a Tier-1 supplier to the automotive industry, produced its one-millionth HotShot® unit, the company's revolutionary hot washer fluid windshield cleaning and de-icing system.

This milestone was commemorated during a company-wide celebration in the manufacturing facility at Microheat's worldwide headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

"We are proud to be one of Detroit's edgy entrepreneurial suppliers. Our success is driven by creativity, lean management and the dedication of our employees," said Gary Pilibosian, president and CEO of Microheat. "We are committed to manufacturing in Michigan and helping to turn around the local economy."

Mr. Pilibosian went on to say, "Entrepreneurial spirit has made America's manufacturing great, and it has always been at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry. Yankee ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive will enable automotive suppliers and OEMs to survive and ultimately thrive."

HotShot® is currently featured in a variety of General Motors vehicles, including luxury sedans, full size trucks and SUVs. The system is also featured on Toyota Corollas in Japan and Daihatsu vehicles in Asia.

The acclaimed HotShot® has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Automation Alley Technology of the Year Finalist 2007; The Traffic Safety Achievement Award in the "supplier" category, presented at the 2007 New York Auto Show; Finalist in 2006 PACE Awards, celebrating product and process innovations; Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Excellence in Emerging Technologies Best Practices Award; Popular Mechanics deemed it the "Outstanding Achievement in New Product Design and Innovation;" RoadStar Magazine and Newport Publications awarded Microheat in 2004. Microheat's CEO Gary Pilibosian was named Automation Alley's Emerging Leader in 2006, and was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Odyssey Award from Oakland University.

Introduced commercially in 2002, HotShot® features a patented cycling technology that intelligently heats fluid to an exact temperature and sprays the fluid at a precise time interval to quickly and efficiently remove snow, ice, bugs and road grime from the windshield. The all-season, all-weather system can be activated at vehicle start-up and maintains hot fluid for use by drivers on demand during normal driving conditions. HotShot® clears the windshield in 90 seconds with the touch of a button, making ice scrapers and squeegees obsolete.

Microheat, Inc. is a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based, privately-held company fully focused on the design, manufacture, production and sale of its advanced fluid heating system products and related components for integration into washer/wiper system modules of cars and trucks. To date, Microheat has received seven U.S. patents and has filed 50 patent applications globally. The company is TS16949 and QS9000 certified. For more information please visit microheat.com/

Source: Microheat, Inc.

CONTACT: Dean Draznin, +1-641-472-2257, dean@drazninpr.com, or Elizabeth Grace, +1-561-989-9855, elizabeth@drazninpr.com, both of Dean Draznin Communications, Inc. for Microheat, Inc.

Web site: microheat.com

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