On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Oakland Export Assistance Center Director Rod Hirsch helped host client company, Tric Tools', potential distributor from Russia, Z-Techno, with the San Francisco-based Russian Commercial Attache, Denis Khromov. Also in attendance was Tric Tools' new Canadian joint venture partner, Footage Tools. Tric Tools recently signed an MOU with Footage Tools at the June 2007 American Water Works Association (AWWA) trade show in Toronto, Canada. U.S. Commercial Service Director General Israel Hernandez, along with the AWWA trade show organizer presided over the signing ceremony. Z-Techno is seeking to be Tric Tools/Footage Tools distributor in Russia, Ukraine, Kazahkstan and Belorussia. Director Hirsch plans as a follow-up to support Tric Tools and Z-Techno's presence at the June 3-6, 2008 No-Dig trade show in Moscow.