SOURCE: CPAC, Inc.

March 20, 2006 17:15 ET

The Fuller Brush Company: 100 Years of Quality Products and Service

EDITORS: To schedule interviews, or guest appearances, or to obtain photographs or b-roll product demonstration footage, contact Darren Bartels, Director of Marketing at (620) 793-4573 or dbartels@fuller-cpac.com

LEICESTER, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- In January 2006, the legendary Fuller Brush Company, a subsidiary of CPAC, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPAK), joined the select ranks of American businesses that have operated for 100 years or more. Celebrate with us by tuning in to QVC Fuller Brush Household Hour airings on March 22, 2006, at 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. EST.

Founder Alfred C. Fuller originated the door-to-door method of direct selling in 1906, paving the way for the iconic 'Fuller Brush Man' to present in-home demonstrations of quality brushes, brooms, and household cleaning products to customers in small towns and cities all across America.

Direct, person-to-person sales of Fuller Brush products are still commonplace today via a network of thousands of independent Fuller Brush representatives who provide a high level of personal service to their customers. In recent years, Fuller Brush has also taken its quality products direct to consumers in select retail locations nationwide; on QVC's in-home television shopping channel and QVC.com; on Fuller's e-commerce web site (www.fuller.com); as well as through mail order catalogs; Fuller Brush Factory Outlet Stores (Great Bend, KS; Kittery, MN; St. Augustine, FL; Pigeon Forge, TN; Branson, MO; Hazelwood, MO; and Myrtle Beach, SC), and Outlet Marketplace locations (Parma, OH; Souderton, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Wickliffe, OH).

The Fuller Brush Company is headquartered in Great Bend, KS, where more than 2,000 different products are manufactured, including household and commercial cleaning chemicals, brushes, brooms, mops, and personal care products. The Company holds more than 300 trademarks.

Dennis Brinly, Fuller's Chief Marketing Officer, commented, "The evolution of The Fuller Brush Company is impressive indeed. It began with household cleaning products delivered by horse and wagon and progressed to significant growth on the Internet, in retail stores, and via cable television. Last year, sales were 18% higher than the prior year. Not many centennial companies in America can make this claim, and we're not done yet. Not by a long shot."

According to Darren Bartels, Director of Marketing, "We've already commenced a number of exciting activities throughout the year and will also be re-introducing several commemorative 100th anniversary products which have been favorites through the years.

"We invite consumers everywhere to share their memories of Fuller Brush. In particular, we'd love to hear from current and former Fuller Brush men and women about how their experience had a positive impact on their lives, or the lives of others. Notable former representatives include the Rev. Billy Graham, television personality Dick Clark, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, and actor Dennis Quaid. Please write to: 100th Anniversary Memories c/o The Fuller Brush Company, One Fuller Way, Great Bend, KS 67530 or contact us via e-mail at info@fuller.com."

Fuller Brush Background

The Fuller Brush Company continues a tradition of excellence at its Great Bend, Kansas facility, where it manufactures more than 2,000 products for consumer and commercial cleaning. As both a manufacturer and private label partner, Fuller Brush offers:

--  EPA registration, necessary for making EPA registered products
--  FDA approval for the manufacturing facility
--  ISO 9000 certified in key departments
    
Fuller Brush is a subsidiary of CPAC, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPAK). Learn more at www.fuller.com.

Contact Information

  • For information contact:
    Darren Bartels
    620/793-4573
    The Fuller Brush Company
    P.O. Box 729
    One Fuller Way
    Great Bend, KS 67530