Mechanical Engineering Magazine — June 2010

In a world with ergonomic keyboards and driver alerts, where electronic gadgets respond to a touch or a sweep of the fingers, the term “human factors” takes on a high cultural significance.

But what about the vast part of the same world where technology has not progressed far beyond the stage of Iron Age agriculture? There can be food on the ground that people can’t use because they lack the technology to prepare it. issue.

Star Tribune - May 2005

Saint Paul Legal Ledger — November 2009

"A locally funded organization that provides simple but vital food processing technologies to residents of third-world countries has received the charities’ equivalent of a Good Housekeeping seal.

Compatible Technology International (CTI) has received the St. Paul based Charities Review Council’s 'Meets all Standards' seal, indicating that it has attained all 16 of the council’s accountability benchmarks.

CTI, which has operated in St. Paul since 1981, was recognized for meeting council performance standards in four key areas—public disclosure, governance, financial activity and fundraising, according to CTI Executive Director Roger Salway. Salway says the seal is most relevant to CTI’s potential donors. 'It really assures anyone making a donation that a minimum of 80 percent of those donations get used for providing the products and the services to the intended beneficiaries,' he says."...

Pioneer Press — November 2009

"A workshop in St. Paul's Midway area is home to some serious retro tinkering. The shop in the office of Compatible Technology International is a museum of hand-cranked, bicycle-powered agricultural devices -- threshers and grinders and a model of a crop storage building that needs no electric power.

Roger Salway, executive director, and Bert Rivers, vice president of operations, told us these are the types of devices the small operation ships to hungry places in Africa, Asia and the Americas. CTI's focus is on assisting local farmers "post harvest" so that crops can be processed or stored and the communities can receive the maximum nutritional benefit."...

All Things Considered, MPR — March 10, 2010

"A Minnesota entrepreneur hopes that a low-tech solution will help Haitians cope with food shortages. Sam Usem, a volunteer with St. Paul-based Compatible Technology International, recently delivered a shipment of small, hand-powered food grinders to rural Haitian villages. '"Our goal is to create cheap, efficient technologies' Usem said."...

Mechanical Engineering Magazine — February 2005

Star Tribune — December 1987

Money Magazine - October 1987