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									Masterbuilt Expands In Columbus
October 24, 2007

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President and CEO John McLemore announced this morning that the company has acquired a
67,000 square-foot warehouse and office building off of Milgen Road in Columbus. The move into
the larger facility, located on the newly-named Masterbuilt Court, will allow for the creation of an
estimated 40 new jobs as well as triple the size of the company over the next five years.<br><br>

Masterbuilt designs and markets outdoor products to include grills, smokers, gas fryers,
automotive cargo carriers, bike racks and accessories. Masterbuilt’s emphasis on product
innovation has led to two industry firsts; the first and only Electric Turkey Fryer and the HITCH-
HAUL® cargo carrier.<br><br>

In part, the anticipated growth of the Masterbuilt brand will come from the company’s new Direct
Response Division that will take product orders during 30-minute infomercials airing this fall.
Masterbuilt is also building strong relationships in the industry with names like Kingsford, Realtree,
Crisco and Butterball, co-promoting quality innovative products.<br><br>

“I’m pleased to announce that through our relationship with Butterball, the popular holiday-time
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, for the first time, will provide callers to 1-800-BUTTERBALL tips and
answers to questions on frying turkeys, said Don McLemore, Vice President & COO. “This is part
of our focus on growing the business though relationships with national brands like Crisco and
Butterball. It is exciting to see Masterbuilt continuing to gain national exposure.” <br><br>

In 1973, Dawson McLemore founded Masterbuilt with his sons as a manufacturer of baker’s racks,
fern stands and ornamental ironwork in their backyard. Today his sons John and Don own and
operate the company, which recently celebrated its 34th anniversary. They continue to design
and market products to various retail trades; which are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as
well as parts of Japan, Central, South America and China.<br><br>

Masterbuilt demonstrated their products by cooking lunch for the guests attending the economic
development announcement.

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