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1 AeroQuest Technologies … Shaping the Future A Division of Gold River Productions, Inc.

2 Technology Innovation of the Year AeroQuest Technologies About the Technology Benefits of the Technology Product Divisions Patents Recent Articles Contact Information Investor Relations

3 Shaping the Future About AeroQuest Technologies AeroQuest Technologies was formed in 1993 as a product development firm that has focused on the development of products using fiber reinforced thermo-plastic and fire retardant composite sandwich panels and the manufacturing equipment required to produce these products. The innovative designs of these products have direct application to the transportation, marine and housing markets and many other markets as well. As a result of this effort, AeroQuest has received several U.S. Patents which apply to the technology and to a significant number of products. All products designed by AeroQuest are partially or fully recyclable. AeroQuest has been committed to the development of products that will help reduce green-house emissions and lower dependency on fossil fuel while leaving a smaller environmental footprint.

4 Products and markets for which some of AeroQuests patented and patent pending technology apply : Commercial and Recreational Vehicle Bodies Pre-Fabricated Homes, Buildings and Military Housing Pontoon Boats and House Boats Air Freight Containers Portable Moving and Storage Containers Highway Sound Wall Barriers Office Partitions and Industrial Furniture Stage/Trade Show Decking Scaffolding, Trench Liners and Utility Vaults

5 AeroQuest Technologies The technology encompasses the use of a new generation of raw materials, the design of machinery to process these new materials and the development of products built from these materials. Raw Materials Process Machinery Product Design

6 The raw materials, recently developed, are the foundation from which the technology has evolved. Thermoplastic fibers, generally polypropylene, are combined with structural reinforcement fibers and then woven or stitched into a cloth. In some applications, like the World Home or AeroQuests PV Solar Roof, a fire retardant material is used. Raw Material Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic SheetFiber Reinforced Fire Retardant Sheet

7 AeroQuest uses impact resistant protective liners as skins for sandwich panels. The production of sandwich panels is accomplished by thermo fusing the skins to both sides of a thermoplastic honeycomb core or by injecting fire retardant foam between two skins under compression. Sandwich Panels

8 Deflection Test An example of the stiffness and strength characteristics of sandwich panels produced using the technology is evident when a Class 8 Tractor rear axle is supported by a 2 thick sandwich panel, resulting in only ¾ inch of deflection. (panel weighs only 1.5 lbs. per sq. ft.)

9 Sandwich panels that are produced with thermoplastic skins allow for an incredible amount of flexibility in product design. Products can be formed by compound bending, formed with recessed cavities or formed with a variety of edge treatments. Many products can be produced using a simple box design. Thermal Bending Sandwich Panels

10 Fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheets can be vacuum formed into a variety of components such as corner caps, composite doors, or even a complete R V end cap. In many cases, these components can be produced from recycled material. Vacuum Forming

11 Continuous Laminating Machines Continuous laminating machines are used to produce panels in thickness up to 6 inches, with skins from ½ mm. to 4 mm thick. A machine is generally designed to produce panels 10 feet wide at a continuous rate of up to 14 linier feet per minute. One machine can produce up to 25 million square feet per year.

12 Foaming Presses

13 Benefits of the Technology Ability to post-form flat panels to shape Ability to thermo-form edges Ability to form tongue and groove joints Panels joined by bolts, rivets, adhesives, or welding No expensive production tooling is required All trimmings may be recycled into other components No solvent emissions produced (no VOCs)

14 Product Benefits Extremely lightweight (as little as 1 lb. per sq. ft.) Excellent stiffness and tensile strength Exceptional impact resistance and durability Resistant to water and most chemicals Excellent thermal and sound dampening properties Very low production cost

15 AeroQuests Patent Pending PV Solar Roof System is totally different in design, in manufacturing process, and in the roof assembly. AeroQuests PV Solar Roof is a monolithic, structurally insulated (SIP) roof with photovoltaic solar cells. The PV Solar Roof System is assembled at the jobsite from several 6 thick interlocking roof panels that are typically 6 ins. thick, 8 feet wide by up to 60 feet long. Our PV Solar Roof System will vastly improve a roofs overall strength when considering the effects of high wind, water or snow load and with overall damage associated with these natural forces. Additionally, the AeroQuest PV Solar Roof System will have a much higher insulation value; nearly double that of conventional roofs. As a result of the monolithic design, conventional roof trusses and joists are not required. Photovoltaic Solar Roof Photovoltaic solar cell modules are integrated into the exterior skin of the sandwich roof panels and generate a considerable amount of electricity; much more power than the structure itself will use. The power overage generated by the solar roof may be stored for later use or sold to grid-tied power generation companies. The AeroQuest PV Solar Roof System will be transported to the jobsite and when installed will require no additional fabrication like sealants or installation of shingles.

16 The design and construction of pre-fabricated homes has undergone little advancement in technology over the past thirty years. Currently, pre-fabricated homes are of similar design characteristics, that being, wood frame with sheets of plywood and dry wall. When natural forces such as high wind, water surge or seismic events are applied to these structures, point loads are generated at each wooden joint that may lead to catastrophic failure. Pre-Fabricated Home Division The AeroQuest Technologies patent pending design will allow pre- fabricated homes to be produced that will exhibit tremendous improvements over existing pre-fabricated homes by using a monocoque design, low cost automated manufacturing process and pre- fabrication assembly method. By greatly reducing production and on-site assembly costs, AeroQuest pre-fabricated homes will reduce the cost of pre-fabricated homes by 30% or more and will allow for homes to withstand hurricane force wind; flood surge, fire and minimize damage associated with these events. In addition, the AeroQuest pre-fabricated homes will resist insect infestation, dry rot and mildew; a virtually maintenance free home. Unlike conventional pre-fabricated homes, the AeroQuest pre- fabricated home is transported as flat stacked sandwich panels that are quickly assembled at the jobsite. The pre-assembled panels which make up the monocoque home are considerably less weight; approximately 80% less than wood structures, which allows for several homes to be shipped on a single transport trailer. In some applications, pre-fabricated, un-assembled structures may be transported by air and dropped into remote areas. Other structures which will benefit from the AeroQuest design, include; cabins, apartments, garages, storage and utility sheds, out buildings, barns, portable shelters, temporary housing, military housing, and other similar structures.

17 Highway and Construction Division AeroQuest Technologies has designed a number of products used in the highway and construction industries. The most unique of these products is a highway sound abatement wall with a totally different design (Patent Pending), choice of materials, manufacturing process, and installation method. The unitary fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panel construction method will allow for sound abatement walls to be built exhibiting far superior noise abatement properties with excellent strength to weight ratio resulting in very light weight wall sections. The all-composite sound abatement walls will be extremely quick and easy to install due to their very light weight property. The composite walls can be installed at a fraction of the assembly time that is required for concrete sound barriers. As a result, heavy equipment is not required for installation and the time needed to close down highway traffic lanes for installation is greatly reduced. The cost to manufacture and install the composite sound abatement walls will be substantially less than the cost of concrete sound abatement walls that are currently the most widely used. The low cost rapid automated manufacturing process combined with the great reduction in the labor hours required for installation, will result in cost savings to States and Federal Government of 50 percent or more. There are many additional benefits to the light weight composite sound abatement walls. As a result of the walls being produced using fiber reinforced thermoplastic material, the walls have the ability to better reduce noise by the sound absorption characteristics of the thermoplastic material. In addition, thermoplastic composite wall panels may be vacuum formed providing many sound deflection angles to the surface of the wall panels. By using polypropylene to produce the sound abatement walls, graffiti can be easily cleaned from the walls without the need to be re-painted or sand blasted as sound walls that are produced using concrete or other material. Highway Sound Walls Pre-Fabricated Structures

18 Commercial Vehicles Bodies AeroQuest has developed technology that will allow OEM commercial vehicle manufacturers to offer their vehicles with light weight, extremely durable, and impact resistant composite body panels. The AeroQuest truck and van bodies will be sold as kits that can be quickly assembled by our customers. AeroQuest has patents on this type of monocoque chassis-less vehicle design. As a result of our technology, high impact resistant vehicle bodies can be produced having weight savings of up to 60 percent and at a cost no greater than vehicles produced using wood or aluminum sheet and post construction. Over the past few years, AeroQuest has manufactured and tested a large number of prototype commercial and recreational vehicles resulting in impressive performance and durability.

19 Recreational Vehicles Division As a result of this technology, high impact resistant recreational vehicles bodies can be produced having weight savings of up to 40 percent and at a cost no greater than vehicles produced using wood or aluminum frame construction. AeroQuest has developed technology that will allow recreational vehicle manufacturers to offer their vehicles with light weight, extremely durable, and impact resistant composite body panels. Recreation vehicle bodies produced by AeroQuest and sold to our customers as kits can be quickly assembled to form complete R.V.s. AeroQuest has patents on this type of monocoque chassis-less vehicle design.

20 Why Vehicle Body Panel Kits ? AeroQuest Technologies first considered manufacturing and selling recreational and commercial vehicles, boats, air cargo containers and other products. After careful consideration, however, it was decided that manufacturing body panel kits would be a more prudent approach to market entry. There were several important issues that lead to this decision. In the case of vehicles, for example, if AeroQuest were to manufacture complete vehicles, these vehicles would be in direct competition with the vehicles produced by well established manufacturers that have, over the years, developed strong relationships with their end user customer. As a vehicle manufacturer with new technology entering the market for the first time, a number of challenges would need to be overcome. The initial resistance from existing vehicle manufacturers, when faced with fear of losing market share to new technology, would be significant. Overcoming this resistance may take years, and even then, AeroQuest would have only a segment of the total available market. Also, our competitors would be compelled, over time, to develop their own technology to produce light weight and more durable vehicle bodies. Therefore, by focusing only on the production of vehicle body kits, all vehicle manufacturers will have the opportunity of providing their customers with light weight more durable composite body panels. In this regard, AeroQuest would have access to the total available market having not just competition but instead, having strong supportivepartners.

21 AeroQuest Technologies has produced many types of proto-type vehicles including the ones pictured above. By reducing the weight by up to 60%, smaller tow vehicles may be used, greatly reducing fuel costs. Tow-able Recreational Vehicles 40 ft. Racecar Trailer – only 2800 lbs.

22 AeroQuest has developed technology that will allow all types of commercial bus manufacturers to offer their vehicles with light weight, extremely durable, and impact resistant composite body panels. Bus components manufactured by AeroQuest and sold to our customers as kits can be quickly assembled by them to form vertical walls and roof, sub-floor and, in some cases, an all-composite vehicle floor. AeroQuest has patents on this type of monocoque chassis-less vehicle design. As a result of this technology, high impact resistant vehicle bodies can be produced having weight savings of up to 30 percent and at a cost no greater than vehicles produced using sheet and post or molded fiberglass construction. Commercial Buses

23 Monocoque Chassi-less Vehicles The uniqueness of the manufacturing and assembly as compared to manufacturing processes currently being used is the use of fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels. When assembled, the sandwich panels that make up the side walls, roof, and the vehicle floor, do not require an internal support frame such as those vehicles produced using conventional sheet and post design. In contrast, the AeroQuest Technologies vehicles will allow for fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels, in monocoque design, to carry the weight of the vehicle itself and its cargo, and to dissipate all stress loads generated, throughout the entire vehicle. In one regard, the stress loads exhibited on the structure react as though the structure is not comprised of several panels but rather as a single unitary panel supporting the total load and resisting external forces. The vast difference between a vehicle produced using the AeroQuest design and existing vehicle designs can be compared, in concept, to that of a cylinder with closed ends verses a cardboard box. The cylinder can withstand considerable force regardless of which direction that force is generated as opposed to a cardboard box which will collapse when certain forces are generated. 40 Racecar Trailer only 4200 lbs. Has no Steel or Aluminum Frame U.S. Patent No. 5,690,378

24 Marine Products Division AeroQuest Technologies has designed a variety of components used in the marine industry including: impact resistant composite hulls and decks, cockpit floors, exterior and interior bulkheads and other components that benefit from very durable and light weight materials.

25 AeroQuest has developed a number of all-composite containers that are very light weight, extremely durable with excellent impact resistance. The all-composite containers will be sold to our customers as kits that can be quickly assembled to form walls, roofs and floors. AeroQuest has patents pending on this type of monocoque container design. Containers / Intermodal

26 Air Cargo Division AeroQuest Technologies has designed a variety of components used in the aircraft industry including: very light weight and impact resistant composite cargo containers, interior bulkheads and other components.

27 Military Products AeroQuest Technologies has designed a number of products for military use including: AeroQuest ballistic grade sheets and impact resistant sandwich panels used in the production of armored vehicles, containers, rapid assembly personnel shelters and other light weight and durable components.

28 Patents, Patents Pending and patents ready to file 5 th Wheel Trailers Motor Homes Horse Trailers Race Car Trailers Shipping Containers Storage Containers Moving and Storage pods Air Cargo Containers Highway Sound Barriers Manufacturing Equipment Truck Bodies Van Bodies Commercial Trailers Specialty Vehicles Mini-Buses Commercial Buses School Buses Utility Trailers Travel Trailers PV Solar Roof

29 AeroQuest Technologies… A World of Opportunity A World of Opportunity Investor Relations Mr. John Ohlin Salt Lake City, UT Phone Corporate HeadquartersManufacturing Facility Salt Lake City, UT (Coming Soon) Product Development Center San Tan Valley, AZ.

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