ColdHeat Signs Agreement with Soldering Tool Giant Weller

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New Partnership Delivers Soldering Tool to Weller Distribution Channel

ColdHeat™, the innovator of patented, cutting-edge mobile heating technology, announced today its partnership with Cooper Hand Tools, manufacturer of Weller® soldering products, to deliver ColdHeat’s Pro Soldering Tool to the North American market under the Weller brand name.

“Weller’s reputation as an industry leader validates ColdHeat’s soldering technology as one that is credible and economical for today’s hobbyist, do-it-yourselfer, or professional,” said Dragos Axinte, president and COO of ColdHeat. “We’re honored to have Weller endorse our innovative value by selecting ColdHeat as a part of their product line.”

Beginning in December, 2005, ColdHeat’s Pro Soldering Tool will be sold through Weller’s industrial/electronics distribution channels for a retail price of $29.95. With twice the power and enhanced durability compared to its Classic version, the ColdHeat Pro Soldering Tool is designed for serious hobbyists and professional technicians, electricians, and engineers.

“The partnership with ColdHeat will provide us with another opportunity to support our customers with the high-quality, high-performance products they expect from Weller,” said Jeff Measley, vice president of marketing for Cooper Hand Tools.

The ColdHeat Pro Soldering Tool, dual-labeled with Weller, utilizes Athalite™ technology that allows the tool to heat in seconds and to cool down quickly. Its unique cooling properties allow users to immediately put the tool away or carry it with them safely and conveniently. ColdHeat’s Pro Soldering tool is battery powered allowing for increased versatility and functionality compared to traditional soldering tools.

About ColdHeat™

ColdHeat, the innovator in portable heating technology, creates and develops high-performance appliances, tools and materials that enable users to operate in a cordless, battery-powered environment. The company's technology will be available in a growing line of tools and small appliances, with a wide variety of additional applications currently in development. Led by a seasoned management group and an experienced engineering team, ColdHeat is currently powering products that will change the way daily tasks are completed. More information is available at http://www.coldheat.com.

About Weller ®

Weller is a Cooper Hand Tools brand. Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, LLC, manufactures and markets many well-known brands of hand tools, chain, and electronic soldering products, including Campbell® chain, Crescent® brand wrenches and pliers, Lufkin® measuring tools, Nicholson® files and saws, Plumb® hammers, H.K. Porter® bolt cutters, Weller® soldering products, and Wiss® snips. Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Cooper Hand Tools has manufacturing facilities in six domestic and eight international locations, and has approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. More information is available at http://www.cooperindustries.com and at http://www.cooperhandtools.com.

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