CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - Cold Jet, LLC, the global leader in dry ice blast cleaning technology, today announced that it has received a MANNY Award in the "New Product Development/Innovation" category from Cincy Magazine. The product innovation award recognizes Cold Jet for its new Aero Series of dry ice blast cleaning systems, which make advanced, economical dry ice blasting a viable cleaning solution for organizations around the world. Cold Jet was one of only three companies out of more than 50 nominated area manufacturers to receive a MANNY Award in the innovation category. Cold Jet was named as a company to watch at the 2007 MANNY Awards.

The new Aero Series of cleaning systems include the electric-pneumatic Aero 40, Aero 80, Aero 80 DX and Aero 80 HP, and the pneumatic-powered Aero C100, which cleans twice as fast as other pneumatic systems on the market. The new systems allow customers to clean more effectively and efficiently, and feature among other things, an insulated hopper with a sealed lid that helps to reduce sublimation losses and maintain dry ice quality; and innovative nozzles designed to help maximize blast velocity while enabling fewer sprays for cleaning, saving both time and dry ice. The Aero Series was also designed to be more durable for more grueling environments, as well as ergonomically friendly for easy transportation and use.

"We are honored to be recognized for our innovation, which is truly the legacy, present and future of Cold Jet," said Gene Cooke, President and CEO of Cold Jet, LLC. "Since we started Cold Jet more than 22 years ago, every core invention relative to CO2 cleaning has originated within the walls of our company, and as a result, Cold Jet is now recognized as the world leader in dry ice blasting technology. The award is a true compliment to the men and women at Cold Jet who continue to work hard to make our company what it is today."

This is the second year for The MANNY Awards in Cincinnati, which were created to recognize the Tri-State's manufacturing industry's greatest accomplishments in such areas as product innovation, e-business, supply-chain management, employee safety, systems/process innovation, global business, technology transfer and quality control.

The award will be presented to Cold Jet at the annual awards dinner on May 13, 2008 at Xavier University's Schiff Family Conference Center. Judging for the MANNYS was conducted by an independent panel representing various sectors.

About Cold Jet

Cold Jet, LLC is the world leader in dry ice blasting and production technology and environmentally responsible cleaning solutions. Cold Jet offers the widest selection of dry ice blasting machines, including the award-winning Aero Series and the i3 family of systems, which features the company's patented shaved ice and feeder technologies. The company also develops customized engineered solutions to solve a variety of cleaning challenges around the world. In addition, Cold Jet's CO2 pelletizers are used by every major gas company around the world to produce the highest density extruded dry ice available. Cold Jet is a private company with headquarters in Loveland, Ohio and international operations in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany and Mexico. For more information, visit

Contact Information: Cold Jet Media Contact: Kevin Wilson 513-898-1008