Novik Inc. announced today
that it has received an initial order for its Noviclay(R) high barrel clay tile
replica roofing system. The order, which was negotiated by our new agent in
the Caribbean, is estimated at nearly $220,000 and will be delivered in early
summer. President Michel Gaudreau is pleased with the recognition of this product's
quality and durability, since it had passed all of the climatic tests that are
customary in this part of the globe where hurricanes and the sun are omnipresent.
This project is a first step in a new market for the company and will certainly
contribute to the pursuit of Novik's growth objectives.
In addition, following joint efforts with JAPAN CERAMICS, a major Japanese
distributor, the new Novislate(R) roof tile system has taken all of the steps
to meet Japanese standards for roofing products. "Japan is a country where
standards are strictly observed. We have taken an important step by obtaining
this certification. Pilot installations were tested in 2006, which will now
allow our distributor to launch the merchandising of this product throughout
this country, which is a very promising potential market for Novik for years
to come," according to Mr. Michel Gaudreau.
International sales have grown 170% since 2005. Novik already exports nearly
70 percent of its production output to foreign markets. Novik is optimistic
about the potential of opening up distribution of all of its products to these