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Louvered Panels feature sloped, steel design.

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September 5, 2012 - Combining louvered panel convenience and strength with inclined pick rack utility, Lean Panel(TM) features 15° angle that fosters visibility as well as access to parts and supplies stored in AkroBins®, InSight® Ultra-Clear Bins, and ProHANGER®. Angled louvered panels keep older product toward front of bins (FIFO) and accommodate productivity initiatives such as 5S Lean, Kanban, or JIT. With 90 lb capacity, panels are made of 16-gauge steel with 20-gauge end caps.

Akro-Mils, A Myers Industries Co.

1293 S. Main St., Akron, OH, 44301, USA

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Akro-Mils Exclusive: Lean Panel(TM) is Industry-First Sloped, Louvered Panel

Press release date: August 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Akron, Ohio - Akro-Mils, a North American leader in storage, organization and transport products, introduces the exclusive Lean Panel(TM) - the first and only angled louvered panel in the industry. Lean Panels combine the convenience and strength of a louvered panel with the utility of an inclined pick rack.

The Lean Panel's patent-pending, 15-degree angle improves visibility and access to parts and supplies being stored in Akro-Mils' industry-leading AkroBins®, InSight® Ultra-Clear Bins and ProHANGER®.

Keeping older product toward the front of bins (FIFO), Lean Panels are ideal for productivity initiatives such as 5S Lean, Kanban or JIT. The panels are wall mountable, or can be used with single- and double-sided floor racks. The doublesided floor rack can be mobilized with the 30653DOLLY kit to create a mobile, high-density storage system.

Made of 16-gauge steel with 20-gauge end caps, Lean Panels feature a durable powder-coated finish.

Each panel has a 90-lb. weight capacity. For more information on Akro-Mils' new Lean Panels, visit http://www.akro-mils.com/Products/Industrial/Racks-Hanging-Systems/Lean-Panel.aspx .

Akro-Mils, a Myers Industries, Inc. company (NYSE: MYE), is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal storage, organization, transport and material handling products for use in industrial, healthcare, commercial and consumer markets. For more information or to request a catalog, contact Akro-Mils at 800-253-2467, fax 330-761-6348, or visit the company's new website at www.akro-mils.com .

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