Monday, June 05, 2006

Hansen Natural Corporation

(HANS) Hansen Natural Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and Canada. It offers natural sodas, fruit juices, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, fruit juice smoothies sparkling lemonades and orangeades, noncarbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, seltzer waters, lemonades, juice cocktails, children's multivitamin juice drinks, and noncarbonated lightly flavored energy waters. The company also provides vitamin and mineral drink mixes in powdered form. It sells its products primarily under the brand names, including Hansen's’, ‘Blue Sky’, and ‘Junior Juice’ to retail and specialty chains, club stores, mass merchandisers, full service distributors, and health food distributors. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California.

Hi-Shear Technology Corp. (HSR) engages in the design and manufacture of pyrotechnic, mechanical, and electronic products for the aerospace industry primarily in the United States. Its products include cartridges, cutters, pin pullers, and separation nuts and bolts that are used in the functioning of satellites and the vehicles that launch them into space. In addition, the company designs and manufactures electronic fire systems that control and sequentially fire the pyrotechnic devices according to preprogrammed parameters. Its products are used in missiles, launch vehicles, weapon systems, fighter aircraft ejection seats, and other applications. The company’s customers primarily include military, satellite manufacturers, launch vehicle assemblers, the U.S. Government departments and agencies, and foreign space agencies. Hi-Shear Technology was founded in 1950 and is based in Torrance, California.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BAS) provides well site services to oil and gas drilling and producing companies in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and the Rocky Mountain States. It operates in four segments: Well Servicing, Fluid Services, Drilling and Completion Services, and Well Site Construction Services. The Well Servicing segment operates a fleet of 323 well servicing rigs and related equipment. It offers services, such as the installation and removal of downhole equipment, and elimination of obstructions in the well bore to facilitate the flow of oil and gas. The Fluid Services segment provides oilfield fluid supply, transportation, and storage services. It offers services, such as transportation of fluids used in drilling and workover operations; sale and transportation of fresh and brine water used in drilling and workover activities; rental of portable frac tanks and test tanks used to store fluids on well sites; and operation of nonhazardous wastewater disposal wells. This segment provides these services by utilizing a fleet of 475 fluid services trucks and related assets. The Drilling and Completion Services segment provides pressure pumping services, such as cementing, coiled tubing, and pressure testing; cased-hole wireline services; and underbalanced drilling in low pressure and fluid sensitive reservoirs. It offers these services through operating a fleet of 56 pressure pumping units, 25 air compressor packages, and 12 cased-hole wireline units. The Well Site Construction Services segment provides services for the construction and maintenance of oil and gas production infrastructure, such as preparing and maintaining access roads and well locations; installing small diameter gathering lines and pipelines; and constructing temporary foundations to support drilling rigs. It offers these services by utilizing a fleet of 200 operated power units. Basic Energy Services was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

Glamis Gold Ltd. (GLG) engages in exploration, mine development, and the mining and extraction of precious metals in the United States, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala. It produces gold from El Sauzal Mine in Mexico, Marigold Mine in Nevada, San Martin Mine in Honduras. The company operates Rand Mine in California for gold; and Marlin Mine in Guatemala for gold and silver. It also holds a 100% interest in the Cerro Blanco Project in Guatemala; and a property located in Imperial County, California. As of December 31, 2005, the company’s proven and probable reserves include 102,428 thousand tones of gold and 32,257 thousand tones of silver. Glamis Gold, formerly known as Renniks Resources, Ltd., was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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