Huntley, IL - Pidge Industries, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, is proud to announce that its patented Personal Advanced Oxidation Water Treatment Device is gaining some worldwide attention on two significant fronts - being featured at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and as a grant applicant with the MacArthur Foundation’s latest grant program, “100& Change”.

CES: Pidge Industries has been invited to showcase its prototype device at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5-8, 2017. Specifically, Pidge Industries will be in Eureka Park (Booth 50435 at the Sands Exposition Center), a special section of the CES wherein selected companies can introduce new and innovative consumer products to the world. Eureka Park is described by the Consumer Technology Association, promoter of CES as “... the flagship startup destination at CES, providing a unique opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea.”

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Grant: In the summer of 2016, the MacArthur Foundation announced a new and unique grant - 100&Change. The concept is to award a single grant of $100 million to one worthy recipient for a project that can change the world, addressing a global issue. Pidge Industries was one of over 7,000 registrants to consider applying for the grant. In early November, over 1,900 of these applicants submitted full grant applications. Pidge Industries was recently informed by the Foundation that it had passed the administrative review process, which reduced the number of remaining applications to 800. The top 10 semi-finalists are to be notified in Mid-January. 

Michael J. Fleck, Esq., co-inventor of the patented water treatment device, and Vice President/Chief Technical Office for Pidge Industries states, “We are extremely honored to be given these two significant opportunities to introduce our water treatment system to the world. Fresh, safe drinking water is indeed a global issue and solutions need to be made available to as many people world wide as possible in an effort to ensure that this vital resource is readily available to all. Pidge Industries is looking to be a leader in this arena so that safe drinking water is no longer an urgent crisis.”

Michael J Fleck, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Pidge Industries, LLC

11608 Dean Street – Suite 101, Huntley, IL 60142; Michael.Fleck@PidgeIndustries.com

Phone: 844-529-8738 x 402; Fax: (224) 265-4002