Posts Tagged ‘Extreme Off Road’

“Extreme Energy Solutions Plans to Retire Sidewinder Brand-Product”

Source: Extreme Energy Solutions decided to retire the Sidewinder ATV product; redirects its efforts to increasing its portfolio of innovation in the area of emissions reduction technology.

Boise, Idaho, September 29, 2015

You may have seen its unique design tear up the trails side by side of traditional all-terrain vehicles, or maybe you sighted one of these vehicles at a trade show; or maybe you had the spotted a Sidewinder ATV in the back of a pick-up truck as it traveled down the highway. If that is as close as you got to the Sidewinder ATV, from Extreme Off-Road LLC, then that is most likely the closest you may ever get to one of these vehicles.

Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., the parent company of Extreme Off-Road LLC, the entity that builds and sells the Sidewinder ATV, has announced that it will be retiring the product line effective of October 1, 2015. The Company has pledged all of its future efforts toward technology, products, and services that aim to reduce harmful toxic emissions while providing the side benefit of fuel efficiency.

The Sidewinder ATV first started out as a student project at Brigham Young University Tech Students, whom took on the task to design a personal sport off-road vehicle which incorporated safety features not yet standard in the industry, while also creating a vehicle that would be fun to drive. They teamed up with a local fabricator and advisement of Extreme Energy Solutions and then the Sidewinder ATV was born.

Extreme Energy Solutions took over the product/brand in 2012, and attempted to make a run of the product, offering it to the recreational vehicle market. The market received the vehicle with mixed results. Some drivers whom tested the vehicle enjoyed its low center of gravity and ability to tackle light to medium trail use. Others say it lacked the power you might find associated with a racing four wheeler vehicle.

Extreme Off-Road sold a number of these vehicles, including the original production models; however the demand was never great enough to produce these vehicles at a high quantity.  The Sidewinder ATV base model sold for just under $5000 ($4995); which some of the upgraded models would command up to $6995. Options the Sidewinder ATV offered were first responder (police, fire, ems) packages which included being retrofitted with Fox Shocks, larger Subaru engine, custom cages and equipment racks, and first responder light bar packages.

With the parent company’s focus on emissions reduction and green technology, the Sidewinder ATV could not receive the full attention it needed for it to hit the market in a larger capacity.  Extreme Off-Road LLC sold its final available units this past September 2015. Resources and staff once dedicated to the Sidewinder ATV product line will be re-allocated toward expanding product and service offerings within the emissions reduction and green technology sector.

“The Sidewinder ATV was a quality product which prioritized safety and rider comfort,” added Samuel K. Burlum, CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., “The unfortunate situation is that the market makes its primary decision based on price, not quality when it comes to these types of vehicles.”

“We were unwilling to compromise on the features and benefits in which made the Sidewinder ATV unique; for it would have undermined the many safety qualities the product offered.  As a result we were not as competitive as we had hoped.”

The Sidewinder ATV website and logo are still out there on display until the end of 2015. Sidewinder ATV owners whom purchased vehicles from Extreme Off-Road LLC can still receive product support for their vehicles until the end of 2015, at which time the brand and entity will be surrendered. Sidewinder ATV vehicle owners are encouraged to call the parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., for any parts or service inquiries they may have.

Extreme Energy Solutions, Inc. plans to find a suiter for Extreme Off-Road LLC, which would include the intellectual property and design of the Sidewinder ATV.

“We still feel this is a great product for someone to manufacture and market, if it is there core focus and they are passionate about this area of recreational specialty vehicles. This type of thing would be a great fit for a business in the American Southwest where there is open riding country and people are always experimenting with designs in the niche space,” concluded Burlum.

Clarkson U Wins Snowmobile Fuel Economy Award, Using Smart Emissions Reducer

March 18, 2013 Ferndale, MI

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Clarkson U InstallGage Products announced Monday that Clarkson University of Potsdam, N.Y. won the company’s award for best overall fuel economy in the annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

Seventeen universities from the U.S. and Canada participated in this year’s competition, held March 4-9 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

Clarkson University was the fourth place winner overall. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kettering University and the University of Idaho were first, second and third place overall winners.

Gage, a leading supplier of test fuels, paint solvents and paint-system recycling products, has been a Clean Snowmobile Challenge sponsor for 11 consecutive years. The Ferndale-based company also provided alternative fuels to the participating teams.

The Clarkson University team earned the Gage Products Award for achieving 20.2 mpg on the program’s Endurance Run event, running on E66 (66 percent ethanol blended with gasoline).

Other schools participating in this year’s competition included Ecole De Technologie Superieure, North Dakota State University, Northern Illinois University, McGill University, Michigan Technological University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technique, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of Waterloo and University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Held in Michigan since 2002, the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is hosted by Michigan Tech’s mechanical engineering department and the school’s Keweenaw Research Center. The event, an engineering competition for SAE student members, attracted more than 200 student competitors from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

The Clarkson Team incorporated multiple technologies to get the best overall fuel economy numbers, including the Smart Emissions Reducer. 

Extreme Energy Solutions Announces 2013 Board of Directors

DSC_7622Recently Extreme Energy Solutions held its annual Board of Directors Elections for 2013. Shareholders of Extreme directly vote for the leadership each year.

Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. announces the Board of Directors for 2013 are Samuel K. Burlum, as re-elected as CEO/President and Chairman, Mark Ringen, re-elected to the post of Vice President, and Philip Castleberg was re-elected as Board Treasurer.

Newcomers to the Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. Board of Directors are Board Secretary Francis Okelo and Board Parliamentarian Steven LaValley.

Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., is the parent company to Fleet Worx Leasing LLC, Extreme Off Road LLC, The Alternative Press of Sussex County, and is a partner in Smart Air Fuel Saver LLC; offers such products as Smart Emissions Reducer, Extreme Kleaner, Sidewinder ATV, Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments, and offers leasing options via Fleet Works Leasing.

Extreme Energy Solutions Sponsors/Assists with Crime Stoppers 5k Run

September 9, 2012  Augusta, NJ

Syndicated from The Alternative Press.com-

carousel_image_9736c80ad8c15d141202_8fbe2c8fb0536639273d_dsc_0443“Everyone’s a winner here, everyone crossed the finish line,” said Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada Saturday morning, at the conclusion of the first Sussex County Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, to benefit the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers.

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that helps lead to the arrest, and indictment of criminals, paying up to a $1,000 cash reward to the tipster. About an hour prior to the race start, a passing and strong shower briefly hovered over the area, and then cleared. The sun returned, along with some humidity, with an occasional passing cooler breeze.

“It’s good to see the sun,” Andy Ball of Main Street Marketing and Events, who organized the 5K/10K event. Ball, said both courses were USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned. The 5K started and ended within the fairgrounds, and the 10K on Plains Road, with the same finish line as the 5K. Within the park, Ball asked participants of the 5K to first pause before the race for a moment of silence to remember the victims of September 11.

“We want to thank all of our military, our veterans, and all those who passed on,” Ball said, and the crowd cheered.

The race then started moments at 9:30am, with the group taking off. The 5K was led by Samuel Burlum, CEO & President of Extreme Energy Solutions, driving in a Sidewinder ATV, a low emissions vehicle sold by his company. The 10K was led by a Sussex County Sheriff’s Car.

There were 54 participants in the 5K, and 51 in the 10K race. Out of the 105 participants, 65 pre-registered for the event.

Brian Thomas of Ogdensburg was the overall winner of the 5K, with a total time of 20:25.2, followed by Catherine Stone of Hardyston at 20:36.0, Philip Gely of Newton at 22:50.9, and Howard Condit of Vernon at 23:10.9.

In the 10K, Stefan Alvinsson of Sandystown, N.J. finished at 38:56.0, Jeff Staple of Aambury, N.J., at 40:27.1, and Bill Bosmann of Rockaway, N.J. at 40:27.1.

For complete results of both races, click here.

“I’m a lifelong runner, I’ve stayed with it, and it’s about doing something consistently,” said Thomas.

Overall, Thomas said, “I was really happy with the course.”

Stone, who was the first for the women at the 5K race, and second overall, said, “This is a nice race, it was really fast, and clean.”

Eileen Cawley, a personal trainer from Lafayette, was another 5K participant. She placed number 15 overall, and had a time of 28:50.7. She ran with her daughter, Emma, who placed first for females in the 12 through 14 age group, and came in 21st overall, with a time of 30:18.6.

Cawley explained, “I try to make sure to teach her [Emma] about healthy living. I tell her, ‘you don’t want to try to win a prize, you want to get your time from your first 5K, and try to beat it.’”

Janet Dashio of Sandyston ran in the 10K. She was one of three participants from the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). She raced with co-workers Michele Quinn, and Judy Connell.

“We’re supporting our sheriff’s department,” Dashio said after the race.

She described the air on the course as “heavy and humid” for the day.

It was Dashio’s third 10K, and she has run many 5K’s, she said.

Joe Farinella of Andover Township was the oldest registered participant at 73 years old. Farinella participated in the 10K, after having only started running at age 68. He has run in the Goofy Challenge in Disney, and the New York Marathon, among his accolades.

“I love running,” said the retiree from Picatinny Arsenal.

“We’ll see what happens today,” Farinella said before the race, describing his average time for 5K’s at “28 and change”.

For the 10K, Farinella clocked in at 59:12.9, coming in number 34 of 51 participants.

Trophies were handed out for the top participants, and then ribbons in blue, red, and white, for first, second, and third place participants in each category.

Strada said for anyone who was not present to receive their ribbon at the end of the race, to please contact Lt. Larry Beller at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department at: (973) 579-0865, extension 2501.

Of the race, Strada told The Alternative Press, “It’s all about bringing the community out, and raising awareness for the Crime Stoppers Program.”

Richard Bunce, Hopatcong Councilman, and Chair of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers, said the group is seeking more commissioners, and encouraged attendees to volunteer.

“It’s a very worthy organization,” Bunce said.

“I think it [the race] went really well,” Strada continued. “I think it will continue to grow.”

“I see a lot of families here today, I really appreciate it, we at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, really appreciate your support,” Strada told the participants before handing out the awards.

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run was presented by Thorlabs. Other sponsors included: Adam Todd Caterers, The Alternative Press of Sussex County, Athenia Mason Supply, D&H Alternative Risk Solutions, Eastern Propane, Extreme Energy Solutions, Extreme Off Road, GBW Insurance, Glen Vetrano, Hardyston Township PBA Local 374, Jersey Gators Swim Team, Lakeland Bank, Madsen Construction, The New Jersey Herald, PSE&G, The Printing Center, R&T Nautilus, Royal Buick GMC, St. Clare’s Health System, Senator Steven Oroho, Sheriff Michael Strada, Subaru World of Newton, Sussex County Community College, Sussex County Fairgrounds, and Sussex County Imports.

For more information about Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers, or to submit a crime tip click here to fill out an online anonymous tip form, or call in tips to: (973) 300-CRIME.

Extreme Energy Solutions Unveils New Product Lines-Extreme Kleaner, Sidewinder

July 22, 2012  Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Syndicated from The Alternative Press-

Milford Grand OpeningRecently Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. unveiled its newest product lines on Saturday 14, 2012; announcing its release of Extreme Kleaner, a non-toxic biodegradable cleaner-degreaser; and the Sidewinder, a personal sport vehicle for light on road-off road use. Both products are made in the USA.

Extreme Kleaner is a non-toxic biodegradable cleaner-degreaser, that contains no VOC’s, and can be used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Extreme Kleaner was brought into the Extreme fold via a merger, and since the product and packaging has been improved to better serve the needs of multiple markets. Market interest found that there were many uses for this product. Extreme Kleaner is the official and only suggested cleaner for servicing the SMART Emissions Reducer. As a part of Extreme’s local job creation initiative, Extreme Energy Solutions Inc recently hired Bruce Dillon, as the Extreme Kleaner Product Manager. Dillon recently relocated back to NJ from Florida to lead up this project. More on Extreme Kleaner can be found at:http://extremeenergysolutions.net/Extreme_Kleaner.html

The Sidewinder is another great innovation from Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., from its Extreme Off Road LLC. division.harvest fest 1 The Sidewinder is a personal sport vehicle for light off road use, and can have on road use applications. The Sidewinder is a four wheeled vehicle powered by a small four cylinder Subaru gasoline engine. Sidewinder boost on its many safety features; including its five point safety seatbelt harness, complete roll cage, racing bucket seat, lighting system, and identity flag. Sidewinder is equipped with innovative steering and suspension features allowing for a more comfortable ride. SMART Emissions Reducer is standard equipment on the Sidewinder, making the Sidewinder environmentally friendly. Joining the Extreme Team is Brian Thomas, the Extreme Off Road LLC/Sidewinder Product Manager, relocating from Scranton, PA, to take on the challenge of market introduction of the Sidewinder. More information on the Sidewinder can be found at the website: http://sidewinderatv.com/

“I am very pleased that Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. continues to add value to our community via our expanding product lines. All of our products are made in the USA, and our continued efforts to focus the majority of the manufacturing of our products in our own back yard is important in demonstrating our role in local job creation,” commented Samuel K. Burlum, CEO/President of Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., “We are glad to have Mr. Dillon and Mr. Thomas join our team. Both individuals have jumped into their assignments with both feet, and have accelerated the market introduction of the product lines they each manage.”

EES headquarters 211Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. offers free demos for each product at its tech center, in Ogdensburg, NJ. To arrange for an appointment to demo the Extreme Kleaner or Sidewinder, call 973-209-3450. To meet with Sam Burlum, you can visit www.SamBurlum.com for his latest news.

TheAlternativePress.com Celebrates Official Launch In Sussex County

July 18, 2012  Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Syndicated from The Alternative Press.com-

ees board 1A group of more than 100-strong celebrated the official launch of the sites for TheAlternativePress.com throughout Sussex County Saturday at Extreme Energy Solutions’ world headquarters.

Al Cole, CBS Radio and Live 365 radio personality emceed the event, which included Samuel K. Burlum, CEO/President of Extreme Energy Solutions, Jennifer Jean Miller who is Managing Editor and CEO of The Alternative Press of Sussex County (a licensee for TheAlternativePress.com sites), and Michael Shapiro, Founder, Publisher, and CEO of TheAlternativePress.com.

“We at TheAlternativePress.com are thrilled to be expanding to every town in Sussex County today under the leadership of Jennifer Jean Miller,” said Shapiro. “It also marks the beginning of an acceleration of our expansion as we license the site to entrepreneurs and journalists, and empower them to start their own online newspapers all over New Jersey and beyond.”Jennifer miller 2

In addition to shareholders and members of the staff and board of Extreme Energy Solutions in attendance, Miller introduced reporters and marketing consultants in attendance at the event who included: Danielle Nifenecker, Alley Shubert, Jeff Morace, Brian Thomas, George Leroy Hunter, and Jane Primerano (Sarah Schnurr, one of the news organization’s other reporters, was unable to attend the event).

Miller and Burlum also introduced current members of the Advisory Board: Richard Pompelio (founder of the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center), George Graham (Stanhope Council President and Secretary of the Sussex County League of Muncipalities), Patricia A. Singer (Follow Me Social Media), and Thomas A Russo, Jr. (unable to attend the event, Russo is the Town of Newton Town Manager).

Mike ShapiroLocal government officials in attendance included: Graham, Sussex County Freeholder Parker Space, and Sussex Borough Mayor Jonathan Rose.

Prior to the launch of the site, attendees had the opportunity to network with one another over breakfast, and following, continue to network and lunch together.

After lunch, CEO/President of the firm, Samuel K. Burlum introduced members of the Extreme Energy Solutions Board of Directors.

Employees were also recognized for their accomplishments throughout the country, as well as provided reports about operations nationwide.

Company Board of Directors introduced included: Jay Wolff, Phillip Castelberg, William Lamb, and Mark Ringen. Regional Representatives introduced were: Mario Aldini, Phil Sherman, Bill Pereca, and Jeffrey Lamb. Barry Smith, and Thomas Sweeney reported on activities for the company’s operations in their regions. Other employees recognized were: Martha Sweeney (SMART Air Fuel Saver), and Roseann Turkington, Executive Assistant and Human Resources.

Burlum presented a donation from the company as well to the non-profit group, Spirit of the Arts Foundation, which helped to coordinate the event. Burlum is on the board of the Spirit of the Arts Foundation.

“This man doesn’t know the word, ‘cant,’” said Sandy Mitchell, Founder and Director of the Spirit of the Arts Foundation of Burlum.Sandy Mitchell 1

Some programs the Spirit of the Arts Foundation oversees include an anti-bullying program, and markets throughout the area, including one at the Sussex Airport.

Extreme Energy Solutions oversees companies including SMART Air Fuel Saver, Fleet Worx Leasing LLC, Extreme Off Road, LLC and products such as Extreme Kleaner and SIdewinder.

“The launch of The Alternative Press of Sussex County LLC is significant for the county,” said Burlum. “Residents of the community, local government, and the businesses in the area now have a platform in which they can get local news content in real time, thus providing for transparency in local government activities with local citizens.  Businesses now have a tool of communication that can be used to notify the public of special events and announcements with their audience. “The Alternative Press.com is a win-win.”

“This weekend gave Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. the opportunity to demonstrate value creation for its shareholders, clients, and concerned community interest,” Burlum continued. “Our shareholders were very pleased with the progress of our company; including the benchmarks achieved, and the accomplishments that have aided in the company’s success.  Our initiatives and announcements of job creation, that all of our products will be made in the USA; the majority of them made here in New Jersey, makes Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. a very valuable asset to the community it calls home.”