Cablegate: Blue Lantern Check On Company Registered As Broker

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.




E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 229023

1. (U) Embassy Econoff contacted the Diamondback Chemical
Company, Inc., on November 1 and conducted a telephone
interview with Mr. John "Al" MacGregor, Vice President of
Diamondback. MacGregor was forthcoming and said that
Diamondback is eager to disclose any information required by
the ITAR 129 registration process.

2. (U) According to Mr. MacGregor, Diamondback, formerly
named IMR Powder, is located in Mississauga, Ontario, a city
of about 300,000 southwest of Toronto. MacGregor confirmed
Diamondback's headquarters address as that given in reftel:
6733 Mississauga Road, Suite 306, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N
6J5. MacGregor said the company's main business activities
are the manufacture of gunpowder and the loading of small
arms ammunition. Remington, Federal, and Winchester are some
its major clients in the United States. It also sells to
NATO. A subsidiary Diamondback company, Nitro-Chem
Corporation, produces ammonium nitrate for use in the
construction industry as well as nitroglycerin for medical
heart patches.

3. (U) MacGregor said that Diamondback holds all requisite
permits and licenses regarding the manufacture and export of
its products. He added that Diamondback has a registered
sales office in New York that obtains approvals for its
export sales to the United States.

4. (U) Please advise if additional information is required
regarding Diamondback.

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