MIOX assists in Mexico disaster recovery

MIOX Corporation has joined forces with the FEMSA Foundation, the charitable division of the Mexico-based FEMSA beverage company, to provide clean water to the victims of recent floods in the Mexican state of Tabasco. MIOX Corporation, an Albuquerque, NM based water disinfection equipment manufacturer, donated equipment and trained personnel to the non-profit FEMSA Foundation to assist in disaster recovery in Tabasco.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Nov. 12, 2007 -- MIOX Corporation has joined forces with the FEMSA Foundation, the charitable division of the Mexico-based FEMSA beverage company, to provide clean water to the victims of recent floods in the Mexican state of Tabasco.

MIOX Corporation, an Albuquerque, NM based water disinfection equipment manufacturer, donated equipment and trained personnel to the non-profit FEMSA Foundation to assist in disaster recovery in Tabasco. According to Dr. Vidal Garza Cantú, Director of the FEMSA Foundation, about 90% of FEMSA employees in the affected region have suffered significant damage to their homes and even the FEMSA bottling facilities are "stop and go." MIOX President Carlos Perea stated, "I hope that together we can help make a meaningful difference for the people affected by this storm" and commended the FEMSA Foundation for its efforts to help with Tabasco recovery efforts.

The donated MIOX water purification equipment can provide approximately 100,000 liters of treated water per day to a total of 6,700 disaster victims, and can be run off of standard AC power, batteries, or photovoltaic power. The MIOX systems were used successfully in response to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Sri Lanka.

MIOX Corporation is a technology company focused on solving one of the world's most pressing issues: the need for affordable, safe, and healthy water.

FEMSA is the largest integrated beverage company in Latin America, serving more than 184 million customers and operating in nine Latin American countries. FEMSA Foundation is the corporate foundation of FEMSA, whose mission is to participate in the improvement of the quality of life and sustainable development of the countries and communities in which FEMSA operates.

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