August 2001: FINALLY WE GOT IT. OUR NSN
NSN: 4710-01-598-5374 PN:
July 2011: Move to MO - 417.825.7235
2010: Moved again. Our new number is
2009: Working on a NSN. Product updates coming
soon. Caps are added to the Quick-Tube-60 to fulfill the NSN
Winter '08: Updates on products and prices are finally done. New
Nadine "at" theoilsamplesource.com
Fall '08: We moved our new number is 360-967-2033
Our e-mail is still the same.
Summer '08: The suggestion is making its way up to HQ DA. Progress
is being made.
A request was made by a national guard unit for a CH-47 Chinook
kit. The new product was produced and shipped.
Fall'07: Submission to the Army Suggestion Program at Ft. Lewis.
The local level has recommended approval of the oil sample kit wit
minor modifications. The results show as well "...cost is based on
one UH-60 with a 300 flying hour program/year, requiring 8
programmed oil samples per year. There are no conversion cost and
first year net dollar benefits is estimated at $305.20 per
March '06: We are sending out free samples! Want one? Let us
March '06: I'm finally legal to do business with the US government!
What a pain in the tail that has been. Know what a DUNS number
is??? how about a TPIN??? I have them now and still don't know what
the hell they are. Being legal is the good news... the bad news is
that I as a manufacturer can not request an NSN. Only the customer
can request an NSN for a product. I suppose that is a good thing
for the folks that work in the NSN factory, but it makes it hard
for the little guys like me to get my product out to the troops in
the field. Such is life I suppose. I guess we'll continue having to
deal with local purchases.
February '06: Shipped the first order out to a Med-Evac company in
Iraq this month. Hope the orders keep coming in. They are happy
with the products they received. I know you will appreciate the
ones you order.
January '06: January has been a busy month! Business account was
opened, then closed. Re-opened at a better bank. The credit card
processor should be online by the end of the month. I have found a
supplier for the glass bottles I'll be using in our Special Sample
Kits. The supplier also said they have available, LDPE plastic
bottles that meet our specifications. They will be installed in the
routine kits. I'm still looking for the Polystyrene bottles that
are see-through. Expect to have kits available for shipment by the
end of the month.
December '05: Wow, freedom is a wonderful thing... I'm so busy I
can hardly keep things straight. Time to focus on the
November '05: Time to head home. A second year in the desert was
entirely too long. At any rate, the milvans were packed up and
shipped home. :)
Later in September '05: I made a trip to the oil lab a few days
ago. I didn't get the news I was hoping for. It is looking like I'm
going to have to continue to use the glass bottles that are
currently in use...if I can get them. If I'm unable to get the
bottles, then the kits will have to be sold without the bottles.
We're still trying to crack that nut.
Mid. September '05: Good news... finally got this website
published. Things are coming along. There were several sleep
deprived nights when this site was being put together. I don't
recommend a project like this for the faint hearted. If you have
ideas for site improvement, please pass them along. New E-mail
available too! firstname.lastname@example.org
September '05: We are a new company, still under construction.
Application for a Limited Liability Corp. (LLC) and Federal Tax ID
Number was filed recently. Next is getting a bank account opened
and setting up a program to accept credit card information for
purchases. Application for a National Stock Number is on or list of
important things to get done SOON too.
Summer '05: Quick Tube-60s were designed, built, modified and then
a patent application was filed by our attorney. The other
components for the kits were purchased via internet and personal
credit card. The last piece of this small puzzle is choosing the
right bottle for these kits. We have several to chose from, but the
ones that best suit our needs, broke when dropped tested off the
tail pylon.... so back to the drawing board.
It won't be long before the business side of TOSS comes to