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A shipment of ventilators will leave the Port of Halifax for
Japan tomorrow, marking a significant export deal for Nu-Air
Ventilation Systems Inc. of Newport, Hants County.

"We're ecstatic about the orders we've received," said company
president Earl Caldwell. "Potential sales to this customer could
mean another 15 or 20 jobs for our company."

The contract is with a large Japanese housing consortium, and
calls for 86 of the company's heat recovery ventilators (HRVs).
The devices control indoor air quality and moisture, thereby
reducing bacteria, mold, mildew, dust mites, fungi and gases that
emanate from pressed wood products.

Loans from the provincial government's Business Development
Corporation and from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
helped the company expand its facilities to meet the needs of the
Japanese marketplace.

"We're pleased to lend our support to Nu-Air. The Japanese
contract proves, once again, that Nova Scotia companies can
compete with the world," said Economic Renewal Minister Richie

The company's involvement with the Atlantic Canada Home Program
also helped secure the contract. "Because of our participation in
the program, we've become knowledgeable about the enormous
potential in Japan, which is the leading world market for
building products," Mr. Caldwell said.

The Home Program is a cooperative marketing campaign aimed at the
Japanese home construction market. It is coordinated by ACOA, the
four Atlantic provincial governments, Industry Canada and the
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Nu-Air is the only Nova Scotia manufacturer of HRVs, which are
sold to a wide variety of health and energy-conscious home


Contact: Earl Caldwell   902-757-1910

         Angela Poirier  902-424-3900

trp                   Jan. 21, 1997 - 3:35 p.m.