IPL Inc.
TSX : IPI.A

IPL Inc.

October 02, 2007 08:54 ET

IPL Innovates With Heated Skate Blades

SAINT-DAMIEN, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - IPL Inc. (TSX:IPI.A), one of North America's leading manufacturers of plastic products, is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a manufacturing contract with Canadian firm Therma Blade Inc. Based on the agreement, IPL will produce components to be used in the manufacturing of heated hockey-skate blades.

This major three-year contract is worth over $10 million for IPL and requires the Company to invest $1.3 million. The promoters plan to launch the product officially on October 16th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, supported by Wayne Gretzky and the IPL team.

Production will take place at the Saint-Damien plant and will begin after the official launch in mid-October. The work unit will operate around the clock, seven days a week. A skating-rink shaped production and assembly area will be outfitted in the plant and used exclusively to this project for the next three years.

"This contract illustrates perfectly IPL's reputation in North America for innovation and know-how," said Serge Bragdon, President and Chief Executive Officer of IPL. "We are proud to team up with strong business partners who recognize the value-added of our innovative technical solutions."

About IPL

IPL Inc. is one of the leading North American producers of moulded plastic products through injection and extrusion for different industrial manufacturing sectors. IPL employs more than 1,000 people in its four plants located in Saint-Damien, Saint-Lazare and Lawrenceville (Quebec), and Edmundston (New Brunswick). The Company manufactures and markets over 400 products for the packaging, materials handling and environment sectors. IPL also provides highly technical value-added custom moulding services for the automotive and transport industries, as well as for various industrial uses. Further information about IPL is available at www.ipl-plastics.com.

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