SOURCE: Plasticon International, Inc.

July 09, 2007 08:30 ET

Plasticon International, Inc.'s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, SEMCO Manufacturing, Trains Additional Staff for Midwest Region

LEXINGTON, KY--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Plasticon International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PLNIQ) announced today that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, SEMCO Manufacturing, has hired and trained additional employees to work in the Midwest region of the United States. The additional staff is located in the Lexington, KY area and will be contracted out to work on jobs across the Midwest.

The additional staff has attended full courses of training on all of SEMCO's products, such as SEMCO's innovative X-Bond system. The X-Bond system is a waterproof, lightweight, cementatious product that can resurface virtually any surface and offers a durable and environmentally responsible creative design capability. This superior bonding system adheres directly to any existing surface. X-Bond can be safely applied in confined areas over existing surfaces, minimizing waste disposal. SEMCO's product line is noted for its incredible durability, which is why its products are not only extensively used indoors, but also on heavily trafficked outdoor walkways, in extreme outdoor weather conditions, in chlorinated pool water and on rugged exteriors. SEMCO Manufacturing has offices in the U.S., Japan, China, Singapore, and Australia.

"We're very pleased to be adding new employees to our wholly owned subsidiary, SEMCO Manufacturing. The crew will begin working on three new projects in Lexington, KY, which will include residential and commercial locations. We will provide additional information as construction begins on the projects in Lexington, KY," stated Jim Turek, CEO and President of Plasticon International, Inc.

About Plasticon International, Inc.:

Plasticon International ( designs, produces, and distributes high-quality concrete accessories, informational and directional signage and plastic lumber, which are all produced from recycled and recyclable plastics. Plasticon is a leader and an innovator of cutting-edge design, engineering, and production of industrial and commercial products. Plasticon is an environmentally friendly Company using recycled plastics to produce its line of products.

"SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements pertaining to a voluntary bankruptcy petition, the outcome of the Company's agreement with certain lenders, the outcome of a reorganization plan filed with the bankruptcy court, future operations and other matters. These statements are subject to uncertainties and other factors. Should one or more of these uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual events or results may vary materially from those anticipated. Such uncertainties and other factors include the outcome of negotiations with the Company's lenders with respect to the plan of reorganization and other documents related thereto, approval by the Bankruptcy Court, objections of third parties, as well as the Company's ability to maintain market-share, trends in the plastics industry, and general economic conditions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factor or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

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