April 14, 2004
International Barrier Sets Quarterly and Nine-Month Sales Volume Record for its Blazeguard® Fire Resistant Wood Panels
Watkins, MN, Vancouver, BC, April 14, 2004 - International Barrier Technology Inc. ("Barrier") (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSX-V), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, achieved dramatic sales volume growth of its Blazeguard® fire resistant wood panels in the fiscal third quarter ending March 31st. Record sales volume of 1,139,800 square feet was 157% greater than last year's third quarter sales of 443,700 square feet and 67% greater than the last quarterly record of 681,200 square feet reported in FQ1 2001. Nine-month sales volume of 2,081,300 square feet increased 38% over the same period last year and almost exceeded the annual sales volume record of 2,149,400 square feet reported for fiscal 2001.
"Demand for Blazeguard has never been this significant and broadly based," said Mike Huddy, president. "There is growing usage of Blazeguard by four of the top five US homebuilders, and major builders in the next tier, such as Beazer Homes, are also expanding usage. Nine-month sales in Florida reached one million square feet, a new record for that state, and volume in the mid-Atlantic reached a new high. This growth also reflects the market launch and new sales from Mule-Hide Products. We are on track to report record revenue for the fiscal year."
About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. The award-winning Blazeguard wood panel uses a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. The panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include Centex, D.R. Horton, KB Home, and Lennar. Lowe's Companies and Stock Building Supply are Blazeguard distributors.
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INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.
Per: "MICHAEL HUDDY"
President & Director
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