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April 12, 2022

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Press Release

Fortress North America announces the appointment of Robert Baird as Chief Base Operations Officer

Fortress builds out its aerial fire retardant base expansion and operational capabilities while bringing in top executives in the industry.

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Fortress North America announces the appointment of Robert Baird as Chief Base Operations Officer

February 15, 2022

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Press Release

Fortress North America Signs Tier-One Elite Partnership Supply Agreement with All Risk Shield

All Risk Shield will be featuring Fortress’ FR-600 ground retardant and will be the first to have access to FR-700, our long-term retardant formulation that's specifically designed for structural applications.

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Fortress North America Signs Tier-One Elite Partnership Supply Agreement with All Risk Shield

January 10, 2022

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Press Release

Fortress North America Announces the Appointment of Tom Davis as Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer

As Fortress builds out its global supply chain capabilities, Tom Davis will oversee Manufacturing facilities in Ogden, Utah, Rocklin, California, and a soon to be announced Western State powder retardant facility.

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Fortress North America Announces the Appointment of Tom Davis as Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer

November 15, 2021

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Press Release

Fortress Fire Retardant Systems Announces Partnership with Compass Minerals

Fortress North America, a producer of innovative long-term fire-retardants (LTR), recently announced a $45 million equity investment from Compass Minerals, a leading global provider of essential minerals. The investment will position Compass Minerals’ minority equity stake ownership in Fortress at approximately 45%.

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Fortress Fire Retardant Systems Announces Partnership with Compass Minerals

October 5, 2021

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US Forest Service

Fortress Adds FR-600 to the Forest Service's Qualified Products List (QPL)

As of October 5th, Fortress has three conditionally qualified products on the Forest Service's Qualified Products List (QPL).

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Fortress Adds FR-600 to the Forest Service's Qualified Products List (QPL)

July 8, 2021

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aerialfiremag.com

Aerial Fire Magazine July/August Issue features Fortress Fire Retardant Systems

Innovative company delivers advanced formula long term fire retardant technology. Moving to final operational field evaluation at the U.S. Forest Service air tanker base in Missoula, MT. (pg. 54)

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Aerial Fire Magazine July/August Issue features Fortress Fire Retardant Systems

June 16, 2021

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Press Release

Fortress North America Delivers the First Air Tanker Load of its Next Generation FR-100 at Missoula Air Tanker Base

Fortress FR-100 was successfully loaded onto Neptune Aviation Tanker 01 and dropped on a live fire, setting up the first use of a new brand/formula of long-term aerial fire retardant in over two decades.

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Fortress North America Delivers the First Air Tanker Load of its Next Generation FR-100 at Missoula Air Tanker Base

June 11, 2021

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fireaviation.com

Fortress Wins Mobile Retardant Mixing Tanker Contract at Medford Base

In February 2021 the U.S. Forest Service awarded a contract to design and build a 16,000-gallon mobile retardant mixing tank for the air tanker base at Medford, Oregon. The agency wanted the ability to relocate the tank during the off-season and needed one large enough to refill very large air-tankers (VLAT). Fortress delivered the tank/trailer in Medford on May 24.

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Fortress Wins Mobile Retardant Mixing Tanker Contract at Medford Base

June 2, 2021

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fireaviation.com

Fortress Begins its Final Field Testing for FR-100 Product in Missoula

Fortress will be conducting a real-world test of their product this year in Montana. When fully approved, it will be the first newly formulated long-term retardant product to make it onto the Forest Service’s Qualified Products List in over two decades. The retardant has successfully completed all US Forest Service laboratory tests for fire retardancy, toxicity, corrosion, and viscosity.

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Fortress Begins its Final Field Testing for FR-100 Product in Missoula

April 30, 2021

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aerialfiremag.com

First New Long-Term Fire Retardant to Pass All USFS Lab Tests in Over Two Decades

Fortress has emerged onto the aerial fire retardant scene by introducing our first retardant product, of what will be a full portfolio of products, to be rolled out this summer.

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First New Long-Term Fire Retardant to Pass All USFS Lab Tests in Over Two Decades
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