Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Successfully Defends Its Invention In Patent-Pending Status

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Las Vegas Company Develops Partnership After Discovering Its Product Was a Copy

Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., the nation’s largest concrete washout service company, announced today that it has successfully defended the CWS in patent-pending status and entered into a licensing partnership with Washout Systems, LLC, a Las Vegas, Nevada company who had developed a similar product to Concrete Washout Systems patent pending invention, which published on August 12, 2004

Kevin Mickelson, Vice President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., flew to Las Vegas soon after discovering the similar product in an attempt to meet with the principles of Washout Systems. He provided them with the CWS patent application, a cease and desist order and advised them of CWS patent pending product and business model.

“CWS is strongly committed and will aggressively enforce and defend our intellectual property rights, even now while our patent is pending and use any and all legal means available. Our legal team is at the ready to bring action against any person or company found to be fraudulently stealing, making, using or selling its patent pending invention,” stated Kevin Mickelson, Vice President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. “CWS is strongly encouraging any company or persons who may have a similar product in development or in operation to contact us immediately. We would rather explore and develop partnerships instead of pursuing legal actions against companies and feel this type of partnership is a win-win scenario for all parties involved,” added Mr. Mickelson.

Mr. Mickelson also noted that representatives of Washout Systems believed after speaking with him, reviewing the CWS patent application and reviewing the documents with their own attorneys, they had no legal standing to pursue any defense to litigation if brought against them by Concrete Washout Systems. They also realized the value of a partnership and had a strong interest in developing the Las Vegas market.

“Washout Systems, LLC is excited about entering into a licensing partnership with Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.; a company that has successfully developed an environmentally safe concrete washout bin and waste water removal treatment and recycling operation,” stated William Erwin, President of Washout Systems, LLC. “We will be marketing the concrete washout bin and related services to Clark County Developers, Home Builders and Commercial Construction Companies in an effort to protect our limited water supply in Southern Nevada and foster recycling and waste diversion efforts within the building industry,” added Mr. Erwin.

Washout Systems will be operating in the greater Clark County / Las Vegas market, one of the hottest housing and construction markets in the nation. Washout Systems is projecting within the next three (3) months to have in service more than one hundred (100) concrete washout systems and over two hundred within the first twelve (12) months of operation.

The patent pending CWS is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily washout concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off site recycling component creates an even more environmentally sound application. This system replaces other outdated washout BMP’s, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.

Concrete Washout Systems is a risk management specialist and industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The patent-pending Concrete Washout Systems provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliance alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms. For more information visit


Roger Engelsgaard

Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.


Fax: (916) 689-0592

William Erwin

Washout Systems, LLC.


Fax: 702-240-4718

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