Gierlach Acquires Alturnamats

Titusville, PA - August 15, 2006 - Michael P. Gierlach has acquired Alturnamats, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene ground protection mats. The company was founded and formerly owned by the Aaron family. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. In his capacity as president and CEO, Gierlach will direct all manufacturing and marketing operations of Alturnamats and will expand the firm's presence in Europe and the Far East as well as look to expand operations into Africa and South America. He has been with the company since 1998. Prior to joining Alturnamats he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Business Marketing. Paul Gierlach has been appointed vice president and Vennie Gierlach as general manager.

Alturnamats is the country's leading producer of polyethylene ground protection mats for use in protecting turf from vehicle damage in such markets as well drilling, landscape, construction, golf courses, tree care, utilities and cemeterie s. Under the trade names Alturnamats and Versamats, the company has a broad network of distributors and also sales and rental arrangements with national retail chains. Alturnamats and Versamats are made of one-half inch thick polyethylene, are available in sizes ranging to 4' x 8', and are guaranteed for six years.

For further information, contact Alturnamats: 888-544-6287 or visit

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