SOURCE: Caster Concepts, Inc.

January 25, 2008 09:30 ET

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association Votes Caster Concepts, Inc. as Manufacturer of the Year

JAMA Salutes CCI's Local Growth Strategies That Ensure Global Positioning Within Industry

ALBION, MI--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA) in Jackson, Michigan recently announced that Caster Concepts, Inc. (CCI), was awarded Manufacturer of the Year Award. The award recognizes success within the industry and contributions to the broader Jackson County Community. Bill Rayl, Executive Director of JAMA, said, "This year, there was tremendous competition for the award. Some entrepreneurs start a business in their basement while others, like CCI, see the opportunity for growth in an existing company -- to change the company, to make it better, more successful."

Rayl continued, "Founded in 1988, Caster Concepts was something of a 'one-trick pony' -- CCI made large industrial casters and wheels and they did it well. But Bill Dobbins, who left a thriving medical practice several years ago, has built a larger, more technologically focused company by implementing new management, manufacturing, inspection, testing and delivery processes. He added to the company's capabilities through internal diversification and acquisition of other companies." Today, the Caster Concepts family of companies also includes Reaction Industries, The Machine Center, Fabricating Concepts and Triple-E.

Under Dr. Dobbins' leadership, the family of CCI companies continues to grow and add capabilities that strategically help the company compete on a global basis. Many customers, distributors and others affiliated with CCI, feel the company has an in-house R&D and engineering team to rival those of some premiere research universities.

CCI's Dobbins stated, "This award is an important measure of our commitment to the growth of our firm, to the global motion control customers served by CCI. Thanks to JAMA for recognizing the hard work that our talented employee team has made to ensure the continued growth of Caster Concepts and our position among manufacturing firms within Jackson County, Michigan."

Caster Concepts, Inc. is an ISO 9001-2000 certified designer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of industrial casters, ranging from a medium-duty series to a heavy-duty series to meet any application. CCI also manufactures caster wheels to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and chemicals found in harsh industrial environments. Learn more about the entire family of Caster Concepts companies by visiting www.casterconcepts.com.

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    Dr. William Dobbins
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