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									                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
                                    February 16, 2006                                             GTP INDUSTRIES
                                                                                                  PHONE: (231) 922-4886
INDUSTRIES
                                                    MARKETING DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES
Where Opportunity
    Works                           At the end of the 2005 fiscal year Michigan Rehabilitation Services awarded GTP’s Deaf
                                    Services Clearinghouse a $15,000 matching grant to help fund a marketing and sales
GTP Aero Park
2883 Aero Park Drive
                                    effort.      The main thrust of the effort is to identify all the possible businesses and
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231-922-4886                 organizations requiring interpreter services and help move them to the next level of
Fax: 231-922 4894
www.gtpind.com                      actually paying for the services when utilized. GTP is pleased to announce the hiring of
GTP Traversefield                   Amy Maes to conduct this marketing, research, and sales effort. Amy currently holds the
2291 Traversefield Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686             part time position of Executive Director of SAIL, (Superior Alliance for Independent
Phone: 231-922-4885
Fax: 231- 922-4865                  Living) in Marquette, which is an independent living service provided throughout the
GTP Mancelona                       Upper Peninsula. Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and background to this position,
408 N. Danforth Street
Mancelona, MI 49659
Phone: 231-587-9176                 including a familiarity with the Grand Traverse area and, as an attorney, an extensive
Fax: 231-587-9293
                                    working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Amy will be utilizing other
GTP Petoskey
2225 Summit Park Drive              outside marketing expertise to assist her in the development of materials and in a
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: 231-347-8155                 branding effort. In fact a new name and logo have already been adopted. The name and
Fax: 231-347-0045
                                    logo are:
Products & Services
• Employment & Training
• Custodial
• Manufacturing
  Assembly & Packaging
• Document Management
• Vending Sales & Services
• Industrial & Hospitality
  Business Enclaves
• Access Volunteer Mentoring/
  AmeriCorps
• Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  Clearinghouse
                                    Partners with GTP Industries in this effort include Michigan Rehabilitation Services and
                                    NMAIL (Northern Michigan Alliance of Independent Living).                      Parties interested in
                                    learning more about this marketing effort, which will be completed prior to September
                                    30, 2006, may call GTP Industries Deaf Services Coordinator, Mary Mummaw, at (231)
                                    932-2418.
                                        .
                                    For further information contact:
                                    Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
                                    sperdue@gtpind.com




                      Accredited by CARF...The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
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                   02/16/06
                                              - Creating Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
November 4, 2005                           GTP INDUSTRIES
                                           PHONE: (231) 922-4886


Northern Living Non Profit Housing Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of
its third duplex in Mancelona. Residents will be moving in during the first 2 weeks of
November. The home is located at 307 Franklin Stree t in Mancelona, Michigan and sits
on property formerly owned by Northern Living’s parent company, GTP Industries.
This third duplex is specifically for persons with persistent mental illness who are
homeless or near homeless. Construction was funded through an $82,500 grant from
HUD along with an $80,000 no interest loan from the MSHDA MI Home program along
with a 1% interest loan of $42,486 also from MSHDA. The HUD grant also comes with
additional funds to Northern Living which will be given to North Co untry Community
Mental Health Services to provide case management services. Eastwood Custom
Homes was the builder for this duplex which includes four beds. One side of the duplex
will house two women and the other side will house two men.         According to G TP
Industries/Northern Living CEO, Steve Perdue, “The timing couldn’t be more perfect
according to North Country CMH, in that several of the new residents were about to
lose their previous living situation. Northern Living Non Profit Housing Corporation,
as a subsidiary of GTP Industries is pleased to be in a position to develop and lease
these homes to persons with great need.”
Northern Living was created by GTP Industries in the year 2000 for the expressed
purpose of developing, building, and renting to persons with disabilities.        GTP
Industries provides employment and training services to persons with disabilities in 12
counties of Northwestern Lower Michigan. GTP owns and operates businesses
including janitorial, assembly and packaging, vending, and pl astic bag manufacturing.
GTP also operates a Deaf Services Clearinghouse providing interpreter and job support
services to the Deaf population.


For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com

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11/04/05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
October 18, 2005                        GTP INDUSTRIES
                                        PHONE: (231) 922-4886


               GTP INDUSTRIES BOARD ELECTS NEW OFFICERS



GTP Industries elected officers for the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2005. The
officers elected were:


Chair                     -      Mr. Dan Stoudt
Vice Chair                -      Mr. Bob Reed
Treasurer                 -      Karen Kuehlhorn
Secretary                 -      Patricia Rockburn


Remaining in the position of Immediate Past Chair is Mr . John Dick


Mr. Stoudt is Vice President in the commercial loan department at Huntington National
Bank, Mr. Reed is Controller of Tri Turf Inc., Karen Kuehlhorn is a CPA with the
accounting firm of Dennis, Gartland and Niergarth P.C, and Patricia Rockburn is
employed by Northern Lakes CMH. Mr. John Dick is a retired Finance Executive with
Chrysler.
GTP Industries is a private non profit corporation providing employment and training
business providing services to persons with disabilities throughout Northw estern Lower
Michigan. In addition to a Deaf Services Clearinghouse providing interpreter and
employment support services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the 12 counties of
Northwester Lower Michigan, GTP Industries owns and operates janitorial business es
in Petoskey, Mancelona and Traverse City, as well as industrial packaging and
assembly operations, plastic bag manufacturing, vending sales and service, and mobile
work crew labor forces to the local hospitality industry.     GTP also provides job
placement and job coaching for persons in competitive employment.


For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com

Pictures are attached
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10/5/05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
September 19, 2005                      GTP INDUSTRIES
                                        PHONE: (231) 922-4886

GTP INDUSTRIES DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLEARINGHOUSE RECEIVES
                       MARKETING GRANT

GTP Industries is pleased to announce the award of a $15,000 grant from The Michigan
Department of Labor and the Economic Growth in conjunction with the Traverse City
office of Michigan Rehabilitation Services. The grant is to develop and conduct a
marketing and sales campaign for the pu rpose of developing longterm viable private
funding sources for GTP’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Clearinghouse. One
person will be hired on a .5 FTE basis to conduct research, develop a list of buyer and
potential buyers, develop marketing material s and pursue large medical institutions,
health insurance carriers and business as potential funders of interpreter services.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Northern Michigan Alliance for Independent
Living have been and will continue to be partners in this project with the results
expected to include a reduction of $20,000 of funding through these organizations
which would be backfilled through the creation of billable services by GTP Industries.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons residing in Northwe stern Lower Michigan are the
beneficiaries of this service.
Of the $15,000 total, $11,805 (78.7%) are federal funds provided through Michigan
Rehabilitation Services with local match of $3,195 being provided by GTP Industries.
The funding becomes availa ble October 1, 2005, at which time GTP will begin the
process of hiring an experienced marketing and sales project person. This individual
will conduct statewide and national research as to various ways and means similar
private Deaf services have marketed and sold their services, with longterm goals of
developing a list of buyers and potential buyers of services and conducting a direct
marketing and sales campaign.
GTP Industries Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clearinghouse has been in existence for 5
years and is a division of GTP Industries, Northern Michigan’s premiere employment
and training business providing work and employment opportunities for persons with
disabilities throughout Northwestern Lower Michigan to persons with disabilities.
     .
For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
September 12, 2005                      GTP INDUSTRIES
                                        PHONE: (231) 922-4886

          GTP INDUSTRIES HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW WALKWAY

On Friday September 16 th GTP Industries will hold a ribbon cutting for a new walkway
recently constructed at its Aero Park facility. The walkway was built with funds
received from a grant of $9,680 from the Louise Tuller Miller Trust. The walkway leads
through the woods from a backdoor to the front sidewalk and has an expanded area with
benches for wheelchair users or other persons served to stop, rest, and enjoy the
outdoors. The wooden walkway will also serve as an additional safety exit from the rear
of the building to the front sidewalk. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:15
p.m. on Friday September 12, 2005.

GTP Industries provides employment and training ser vices for persons with disabilities
and other barriers to employment in the ten counties of Northwestern Lower Michigan.
GTP owns and operates a number of businesses including: Industrial Assembly and
Packaging, Plastic Bag Manufacturing, Vending Sales an d Service, Custodial, and
Hospitality Industry Work Crews for housekeeping and food service. GTP also
operates a twelve county Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clearinghouse providing interpreter
and referral services in employment and pre-employment settings.

For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com

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09-12-05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
September 12, 2005                       GTP INDUSTRIES
                                         PHONE: (231) 922-4886

               GTP INDUSTRIES WINS PLASTIC BAG CONTRACT WITH
                     NORTHERN MICHIGAN SUPPLY ALLIANCE

GTP Industries has recently signed a contract with Northern Michigan Supply Alliance
to produce 6 plastic bags, including trashcan liners, laundry bags, and bio hazardous
bags. Northern Michigan Supply Alliance is a subsidiary of Munson Health Care,
Cadillac Mercy, and Grayling Mercy hospitals. NMSA provides warehouse,
distribution, and supply chain ma nagement services for 6 hospitals and 3 other medical
provider affiliates.

The expected total volume of bags on an annual basis will be slightly over two million
bags with a dollar value of close to $100,000.

GTP Industries will produce the bags at its T raversefield production facility in Traverse
City and will begin producing bags in early October of this year. The bag making
contract with Northern Michigan Supply Alliance will create work for 8 persons with
disabilities in GTP’s bag making operation.

GTP Industries is Northern Michigan’s premier employment and training business
providing supports, employment, and wage earning opportunities for persons with
disabilities throughout the ten counties. GTP Industries, now in it 31 st year of
operation, operates out of locations in Petoskey, Mancelona, and two facilities in
Traverse City. Services include a Deaf Services Clearinghouse providing interpreter
and referral services.

For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com

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09/12/05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
July 21, 2005                           GTP INDUSTRIES
                                        PHONE: (231) 922-4886

                   GTP INDUSTRIES RECEIVES GRANT FROM
                        LOUISE TULLER MILLER TRUST

GTP Industries is pleased to announce the recent award of a grant of $9,680 from the
Louise Tuller Miller Trust. Louise Tuller Miller Trust was established in the will of
Louise Tuller Miller, a life long Detroit resident who want ed her money to go to
beneficiaries chosen by the trustees who are Harry Stark of Traverse City and Bank
One. GTP requested the funds to construct a wooden walkway from a back door at its
Aero Park facility, leading through the woods to the front sidewalk. The walkway will
have an expanded area with benches for wheelchair users or other persons served to
stop, rest, and enjoy the outdoors. The wooden walkway will also serve as an additional
safety exit from the rear of the building to the front sidewalk. Th e walkway will be
constructed by Michael Jeffs Builder, and will be complete by mid August 2005.

GTP Industries provides employment and training services for persons with disabilities
and other barriers to employment in the ten counties of Northwestern Lo wer Michigan.
GTP owns and operates a number of businesses including: Industrial Assembly and
Packaging, Plastic Bag Manufacturing, Vending Sales and Service, Custodial, and
Hospitality Industry Work Crews for housekeeping and food service. GTP also
operates a twelve county Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clearinghouse providing interpreter
and referral services in employment and pre-employment settings.

For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com

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07-21-05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
March 16, 2005                          GTP INDUSTRIES
                                        PHONE: (231) 922-4886

               GTP WINS STATE ADOPT -A-HIGHWAY BAG CONTRACT

GTP Industries, Northern Michigan’s premier provider of employment and training
services for persons with disabilities has been awarded a contract with the State of
Michigan to manufacture the Adopt-A-Highway bag for the Michigan Department of
Transportation. This bag is used in Spring, Summer, and Fall by volunteer groups to
pickup trash along Michigan’s Highways. Beginning this spring those bags will be
manufactured by GTP Industries at its assembly and manufacturing plant at
Traversefield Enterprise Place in Traverse City.
GTP Industries formed a partnership with Plascon, Inc. of Traverse City, owned by
David Peterson, to manufacture a variety of plastic bags including trashcan liners and
Cook Chill Bags. Plascon is the sole distributor of G ünter bag making machines in
North America. Günter equipment uses the most advanced technology in bag making.
GTP has purchased one machine and buys its Polyethylene film through Plascon, who
also represents several film making companies in M ichigan and throughout the Country.
Through the partnership, GTP also receives marketing and sales services from Plascon.
Last summer these efforts led to GTP beginning the manufacture of Cook Chill Bags for
various food preparation operations around the country. GTP currently supplies Cook
Chill Bags to food preparation operations from Boston to San Diego and Georgia to
Maryland.
GTP has also been designated by the State of Michigan as the only qualified plastic bag
manufacturer in Michigan for the Stat e’s 17 million a year trash can liner contract. A
bid was submitted for this contract in January with an award set for later in the Spring
of 2005. The value of the MDOT contract is $130,000 while the value of the major
State trashcan liner contract is over 1.5 Million Dollars per year. GTP plans to create
10-12 new jobs through its plastic bag manufacturing operation. In the case of the big
State trashcan liner contract, those jobs will be coming to Michigan from another state.
“The opportunities for new jobs, wages, and income created through this partnership
and new manufacturing operation are tremendous,” Steve Perdue, President and CEO of
GTP said. “They give our company a commodity with profitability that will enhance our
ability to meet our mission.

For further information contact:
Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
sperdue@gtpind.com
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03-16-05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
September 20, 2004                       GTP INDUSTRIES
                                         PHONE: (231) 922-4886


TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN - GTP Industries is pleased to announce that it has recently
been awarded a three year accreditation from CARF …The Rehabilitation Accreditation
Commission. This is the 10 th consecutive CARF accreditation received by GTP in its
30 plus years of operation.      A three year accreditation is the highest level of
accreditation which an employment and training business can achieve. GTP Industries
was recognized for accreditation in Employment Servi ces, including Organizational
Employment, Community Employment, Job Development, Job Supports, and Job Site
Training as well as Community Integration Services. CARF is the Nations accreditation
authority in the fields of medical rehabilitation, behavioral health, and employment and
support services. The accreditation results from findings during a CARF site survey
held August 4 th through 6 th 2004. The survey outcome report said “… the organization
demonstrates a strong commitment to the persons served. This commitment is clearly
visible and its commitment to continue to provide quality employment services despite
significant funding cuts over the past two years.” The survey report sited GTP for two
“exemplary conformance to the standards” commendations. The report said “GTP has
been rewarded several prestigious employment contracts through the state, affording
persons served the opportunity to earn good wages while working alongside their
counterparts who are not disabled.”       Additionally, “GTP has solid ified a strong
relationship with Camp Michigania through the University of Michigan that clearly
demonstrates the organization’s ability and willingness to change its services to meet
employment needs.”
According to Mr. Dan Stoudt, Chair of the GTP Indust ries Board of Directors “…this
three year accreditation is a credit to the high caliber operations of GTP Industries’
staff and their commitment to continuous quality improvement.” The report concluded
“…The Board of Directors, administration, and staff m embers are complemented for
this accomplishment and they are encouraged to continue their efforts in cooperation
with other community services to provide quality services to persons with disabilities in
the community.”
GTP Industries is a private nonprofit employment and training business providing
services to persons with disabilities throughout Northwestern Lower Michigan since
1974.
GTP owns and operates training facilities in Traverse City, Mancelona, and Petoskey
and its community based businesses include custodial, vending sales and service,
manufacturing/assembly and packaging, as well as housekeeping services provided to
the area hospitality industry. GTP also operates a Deaf Services Clearinghouse
providing interpreters, information and referra l services and job coaching throughout
ten counties of Northwestern Lower Michigan. On a daily basis GTP provided services
to over 250 persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment with a staff of 70
persons.
More further information about GTP Industries contact Steve H. Perdue at 922 -4886
and visit our website www.gtpind.com.

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09/20/04
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
May 26, 2004                               GTP INDUSTRIES
                                           PHONE: (231) 922-4886


GTP Industries is pleased to announce the third annual Summer Day Camp for young
people ages 12 through 17 with developmental disabilities. This camp is operated by
the GTP Industries’ AmeriCorps Program which provides meaningful educational and
social volunteer opportunities to persons with disabilities ages 16 and over as well as
other young AmeriCorps mentors.
Camp MAAP (Mentoring with Americorps Arc Pals) is a great way for young persons
with developmental disabilities, their friends, and or family members to enjoy their
summer by making new friends, and having the opportunity to join in a variety of
Northern Michigan recreational and educational activities, including participation in
Cherry Festival activities, fieldtrips such as nature walks, water parks and other summer
activities.
The camp is comprised of nine four -day sessions Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning June 21 s t and ending with the week of August 16 th .
Children may attend one, several, or all of the sessions. The cost is $90 per week and
each participant is required to bring a sack lunch. The camp provides juice and snacks.
In addition to a variety of community sites, the camp is held at Central United
Methodist Church in Traverse City.
For further information interested families may contact Renee Mitchell or Alison
Stephenson for more information at GTP Industries (231) 922 -4886 or (231) 499-1967.
GTP Industries is the premier employment and training bus iness for persons with
serious disabilities in Northwestern Lower Michigan.            GTP provides services and
supports to and a variety of employment opportunities including manufacturing,
custodial,     vending,   microfilming,   housekeeping,   and    community   food   service
operations. GTP is headquartered in Traverse City and has two branch operations in
Traverse City, one in Mancelona, and one in Petoskey. More information about GTP
can be found at GTP’s website www.gtpind.com For further information call 922 -4886.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      December 3, 2003




Contact: Mr. Dan Stoudt
         Chair, Board of Directors
         GTP Industries
         (231) 922-5627



                  Perdue Re-Elected President of National Trade Association

GTP Industries President/CEO, Steve H. Perdue was re-elected President of the American
Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services (ACCSES) at its Annual Board and
Membership meeting in San Francisco, November 13-14. ACCSES is a national non-profit trade
association of providers of community based employment and training services for persons with
disabilities.

Perdue was also awarded the ACCSES “2003 Commitment to Excellence” award.
ACCSES has a very active Public Policy agenda including issues surrounding the new Ticket-to-
Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA), Wage and Hour under Section 14 (c)
of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Medicaid Waivers, HIPPA privacy regulations, and
reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

GTP Industries provides employment and training services for persons with disabilities and other
barriers to employment in the ten counties of Northwestern Lower Michigan. GTP owns and
operates a number of businesses including: Industrial Assembly and Packaging, Vending Sales
and Service, Custodial, Document Imaging, and Hospitality Industry Work Crews for
housekeeping and food service. GTP also operates a twelve county Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Clearinghouse providing interpreter and referral services in employment and pre-employment
settings.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    CONTACT: STEVE H. PERDUE, CEO
November 19, 2003                        GTP INDUSTRIES
                                         PHONE: (231) 922-4886


                    GTP INDUSTRIES ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
                     AND APPOINTS A NEW BOARD MEMBER

At the October meeting of the GTP Industries’ Board of Directors, Laura Oblinger, Vice
President of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce was appointed to the Board
of Directors of GTP Industries for a three year term. Ms. Oblinger leads the Chamber’s
communications, branding, and member benefit efforts. She is also responsible for
several committees as well as the Chamber Leadership Grand Traverse Program. She is
a lifelong resident of Traverse City and brings GTP experience in marketing,
advertising, public relations, sales, and business development.
The GTP Board of Directors also elected its slate of officers for the fiscal year
beginning October 1, 2003. Elected as officers were:


Chair                      -      Dan Stoudt
Vice Chair                 -      Bob Reed
Secretary                  -      Karen Kuehlhorn
Treasurer                  -      Harry Stark
Immediate Past Chair       -      John Dick


GTP Industries is an employment and training business providing services to persons
with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the twe lve counties of
Northwestern Lower Michigan. Services also include a Deaf Services Clearinghouse.
Incoming Chair, Dan Stoudt commented “…the previous year set the stage, given the
economic difficulties in the State for many challenges, including the prov ision of
services at increasing levels, even as State and Community Mental Health continue to
face serious cuts in funding. GTP’s goal is to become increasingly independent of
government funding in order to meet its mission.” With an annual budget of 3 m illion
dollars, GTP Industries provides services to 350 persons with disabilities and other
barriers to employment on an annual basis.


For further information contact Steve H. Perdue, CEO (231) 922 -4886
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