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									                        Press Release 10/30/2008

Plastics Packaging Producer to Site
Manufacturing Facility in Marion
MARION, Ind. (Oct. 30, 2008) – Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from plastics
packaging producer TriEnda LLC today to announce the company’s plans to locate a
manufacturing operation in the former Thomson Manufacturing center here, creating more than
340 new jobs by 2012.

The maker and distributor of thermoformed plastic pallets, trays and materials handling and
packaging products plans to invest more than $20 million to site a 200,000-square-foot
manufacturing and distribution center at the former center in the northeast Indiana city.

“Even in a bad national and world economy, Indiana keeps taking steps forward. We’re so
pleased that TriEnda chose Indiana for this new facility. Bringing this once thriving manufacturing
center back to life is phenomenal news for the community and our state,” said Daniels.

Founded in 1975, the Wisconsin-headquartered company plans to begin hiring machine
operators, finishers, warehouse technicians, automation specialists, supervisors and office staff
immediately in preparation for production beginning at the site in December.

“The demand for our products continues to increase, and finding a location to site an additional
production facility was essential to ensure we keep pace with the continued growth,” said Curt
Zamec, president and owner of TriEnda LLC. “After conducting a nationwide search, we found
the ideal location here in Marion and look forward to starting production soon.”

The company’s offering of more than 100 different heavy- to light-duty shipping containers and
packaging materials in addition to its custom designed products has allowed the company to
become an international supplier of shipping products for clients in the automotive, agriculture,
government, grocery food processing and textile industries. In 2007, the company exported
products to Western Europe, Canada, Mexico and Australia in addition to its North American

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered TriEnda LLC up to $1.85 million in
performance-based tax credits and up to $130,000 in training grants based on the company’s job
creation plans. The state will also provide Marion with a grant of up to $325,000 to improve rail
access to the site. The city of Marion will provide the company with property tax abatement,
improve rail service to the site and facilitate lease hold improvements and equipment installation.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome TriEnda to Marion,” said Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold.
“Bringing this world-class company here once again shows the power of collaboration between
the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the city of Marion and the Grant County
Economic Growth Council.”

The announcement of TriEnda LLC locating in Indiana marks the second manufacturing operation
to locate in east central Indiana in the past month. Earlier this month international gear maker
Brevini announced plans to locate its U.S. headquarters and first North American gear design and
manufacturing center in nearby Muncie, creating more than 450 new jobs by 2011.

About TriEnda LLC
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Portage, Wis., TriEnda LLC is a manufacturer of heavy-
gauge, single and twin sheet thermoformed plastic products for the material handling and
packaging industry. The company operates in six categories: distribution and warehouse, self-
palletized returnable shipping systems, custom engineered dunnage and packaging and
packaging and manufacturing storage. The company’s products are used in the automotive,
agriculture, government, grocery food processing and textile markets. For more information
about TriEnda, visit
About IEDC
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the
Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by
Governor Daniels. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Nathan Feltman serves as the chief executive
officer of the IEDC. Since Daniels created the IEDC, the state has posted three consecutive
years of record-breaking commitments for new jobs. For more information about IEDC, visit

This new satellite location is being established to support the ever growing business
demands of the Portage facility. It is not a replacement operation; it is yet another
opportunity for us to establish ourselves as fierce competitors in the plastics market
as a World Class Organization.

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