Falcon Crest Energy (PNEG)
Falcon Crest Energy (PNEG) is a development stage oil and gas exploration and production company focused on developing properties in North America. The company plans to minimize the risk of exploration through development of proved petroleum reserves, and expects to maximize profit through strategic acquisition and liquidation of selected oil and gas properties.
The company specializes in acquiring low risk, high upside properties with substantial exploration potential. Through improvements in oil and gas production technologies, Falcon Crest Energy aims to rapidly increase production levels and generate predictable, sustainable value. The business strategy utilized calls for both 100% acquisitions and joint-ventures to maximize production capacity.
Evergreen Petroleum, a joint venture partner, is working closely with the company to explore oil-bearing formations in Wyoming. Evergreen has conducted and will continue to conduct both regional and local geological studies to define prospects that are worthy of acquiring oil and gas leases. By partnering with industry experts such as Evergreen, Falcon Crest Energy has strategically added extensive technical guidance and field management experience.
Even during challenging times, the world depends on oil & gas exploration and production companies to deliver millions of barrels of oil every day. Increased demand from emerging countries such as China further escalates competition for this precious resource. Backed by an experienced group of professionals, Falcon Crest Energy is well positioned to generate substantial revenues in the short and long term future.
Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM)
Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM) is a provider of proprietary technology, marketing solutions, infrastructure and branding services to hotel operators.
The company's innovative platform functions as a powerful vehicle to help hotel operators achieve greater success in three specific areas: (i) expanded international exposure and recognition, (ii) powerful core structure, and (iii) high occupancy rates that drive increases in bottom-line profits. Oriens continuously refines its suite of proprietary solutions to deliver measurable and proven results to hotel properties. This success has been reflected in those properties operating under the Hotel PURE brand as well as with independent boutique hotel properties utilizing the company's Friendly Reservation Online (FROL) booking engine technology and internet marketing services.
Operating a successful bi-lateral business model, Oriens has four objectives:
- To franchise the Hotel PURE brand to selected hotel properties worldwide similar to the business model currently employed by Big Brand operators such as Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton and others;
- Provide highly efficient and economical back-end booking engine technology services to independently branded boutique hotels that require a robust online presence;
- Launch a stand-alone online hotel booking search engine primarily focused on Central America; and,
- Expand the portfolio of Oriens-owned boutique hotels operating under the Hotel PURE brand.
The company initially began growing its operations primarily in the United States. However most recently, major opportunities in Central America began presenting themselves, giving Oriens the ability to retool its business model. Now the company is positioned to acquire, own and operate its own properties – which would be marketed under the new brand with occupancies handled by the re-launched online booking engine system.
Ultimately, Oriens intends to become a top-tier hotel brand operator and Internet booking and marketing service provider, qualifying as a preferred supplier to lending institutions. The company also intends to establish an invaluable international footprint with its online booking engine technology and marketing offerings; making that segment of its business a prime acquisition target for major online travel search and booking engine companies. Advancement toward this goal is guided by an executive management team with deep expertise in technology, banking, management, hospitality, branding and marketing, technical development and more.
Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (AMCO)
Since its founding 10 years ago, Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (AMCO) has tirelessly worked to create low-cost, high-quality solutions to meet steel industry demands and achieve its goal to become the largest scrap steel recycler in China. The company operates through five subsidiaries located in key regions throughout the country to source, import, process, and distribute quality, environmentally friendly recycled scrap steel, as well as metal and non-ferrous metal ore.
Subsidiaries Armco Metals International, Ltd., Armco (Lianyungang) Renewable Metals, Inc., Armet (Lianyungang) Holdings, Inc., Henan Armco & Metawise Trading Co., Ltd., Armco Metals (Shanghai) Holding, Ltd. support Armco Metal’s overarching corporate mission and operate to provide the country’s steel production industry with sustainable, responsible solutions to its material needs. Aligned with China’s green initiatives, Armco Metals and its subsidiaries are helping the government reach its scrap metal consumption goal of 20% by 2015.
Leveraging long-standing relationships with more than 10 international metal suppliers, more than 100 small- and medium-sized Chinese steel production companies, and some of the country’s large state-run foundries, Armco Metals benefits from a steady and dependable supply of demand for the company’s high-quality product known for excellent market values.
Armco Metals’ management team has established a unique approach to business and environment by providing responsible solutions based on environmentally friendly practices; reliable, cost-effective sourcing; and quality metal products. Backed by more than 10 years of industry experience, company executives have successfully positioned the company as credible, dependable partner for customers, suppliers, and investors within the steel production market.
Raptor Resources Holdings, Inc. (RRHI)
Raptor Resources Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) is a publicly traded holdings company focused on mineral resource acquisition, exploration, and development. The company currently has two subsidiaries: Mabwe Minerals Inc. (MBMI), a natural resources and hard asset company engaged in the mining and commercial sales of industrial minerals & metals with first focus on barite; and TAG Minerals Inc., a mineral & metal resource acquisition, exploration, and development company with first focus on alluvial surface gold.
Mabwe Minerals has been the focus of the parent company’s efforts the last two years to move into commercial barite production. RRHI shareholders share a common interest with MBMI shareholders in the success of Dodge Mine as the parent company owns 90M shares of MBMI. The Dodge Mine property consists of three hydrothermal mountains representing 123 hectares containing multiple deposits of superior-grade barite, limestone, and talc.
TAG Minerals, along with its indigenous affiliate, TAG Minerals Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, is responsible for alluvial gold production along with the development of greenfield assets targeting bedrock gold and other potential metals & minerals. As MBMI is transitioning into commercial barite production, RRHI will now focus on building assets within TAG Minerals with the intent of moving into commercial production within the next 18 months. TAG Minerals will utilize the latest in Heavy Particle Concentrators (HPC-30/HPC-100) through its relationship with Extrac-TEC whose gold recovery and mineral separation technology captures up to 98% of alluvial gold down to 50 microns. The company is in early stage exploration evaluating potential alluvial sites to ensure they meet the company's criteria for commercial production. Coupled with MBMI's acquisition of WGB Kinsey & Company, TAG Minerals is well positioned to fast track into commercial production once the company has successfully completed its exploratory testing.
RRHI management continues to improve its balance sheet as reflected in the company's SEC 10k filing, including favorable reductions in the company's debt/liabilities and securing 54.4M shares and 14.4M warrants of RRHI from prior employees. The company is committed to growing its asset base in TAG Minerals moving forward.