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TriMark Announces New Sales Representative for Mexico and Central America

January 2012 - Keith Dolbear, Managing Director of TriMark Europe Ltd, welcomed Paul Burstow MP for Sutton and Cheam, Minister of State for Care Services, for a return visit to the facility at Sutton on 20th January 2012. Paul was accompanied by Michael Cumper and Maurice O'Connell from Kimpton Industrial Park Proprietors Association (KIPPA).

Keith took the opportunity to show Paul the various improvements on the site, since his last visit about 3 years ago. Mr Burstow was keen to learn more about the growth opportunities for TriMark.

As the USA parent Company, TriMark Corporation is a successful employee owned Company, there was a discussion on how this model could be encouraged in the UK. Mr Burstow commented "I was interested in how TriMark's parent company is employee owned. I explained how the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is keen to see more companies following the John Lewis Partnership model."

As well as running TriMark in Europe, Keith is also on the Management Council of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) which is the UK trade association in this sector "We at the CEA are working hard to increase the awareness of politicians in the UK about the importance to the economy of construction equipment". The industry is worth more than GBP8.5B per annum, employs in excess of 50,000 people and over 75% of equipment is manufactured for export. This led to a detailed debate on what the Government could do to encourage further growth in the industry.

Keith concluded by thanking Paul for his interest in both TriMark and the rest of the construction equipment industry and looked forward to working together with him to promote this sector.

Paul added "It was good to catch up with Keith and his team at TriMark. Construction has a critical part to play in sustaining growth and employment. It's why the Government is investing heavily in infrastructure projects up and down the country".

Visit to TriMark Europe Ltd by Andrew Bridgen MP

July 2011 - Keith Dolbear, Managing Director of TriMark Europe Ltd, was delighted to welcome Andrew Bridgen MP, Member of Parliament for Leicestershire North West, to its Bardon Hill facility on 1 July 2011.

As well as running TriMark in Europe, Keith is also on the Management Council of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) which is the UK trade association in this sector http://www.coneq.org.uk/ . "We at the CEA are working to increase the awareness of politicians in the UK about the importance to the economy of off highway vehicle manufacture. This is part of a strategy reflected across Europe by CECE, c ,which is the body that coordinated activities of construction equipment across Europe".

After touring the TriMark facility and meeting with employees, Mr Bridgen was eager to learn more about TriMark and how we fit into the supply chain of off-highway vehicles. He was interested in the growth opportunities for TriMark and other nearby manufacturers such as Caterpillar and JCB, which then led into a discussion of the industry in general.

Some key facts:-
1.The construction equipment industry is worth more than GBP8.5 billion to the UK economy.
2.Around 75% of equipment is manufactured for export.
3.The UK is the world's second largest net exporter of construction equipment.
4.The industry employs over 50,000 people in UK.
5.The UK is the fourth largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world.
6.The UK produces more earthmoving equipment than any other European country.
7.Part of the UK's GBP114 billion construction industry.

The was a discussions on subjects such as the parallels of Mr Bridgen's background in the food processing industry and what Government can do to support growth in the manufacturing.

Keith Dolbear concluded by thanking Andrew for his interest in both TriMark and the rest of the construction equipment industry and looked forward to working together with him to promote this sector. Andrew Bridgen responded by adding "I was delighted to visit TriMark and see first hand the work and employment it provides for the constituency in its important role in the Construction sector."

TriMark Europe announces new European Sales Manager

June 2011 - TriMark Europe Ltd is pleased to announce that Tim Saxby has joined the company in the role of Sales Manager, responsible for the European market.Tim joins us from Faiveley Transport, a major supplier to the rail vehicle market, where he was responsible for Overhauls, Repairs and Spare Parts for major UK and Irish accounts. Previously he ran the Rail Division of Federal-Mogul Friction Products and has also been the Ford Group OE Sales Manager. He brings with him over 25 years' experience of sales into the automotive, rail and industrial markets throughout Europe, the US and developing markets in both Original Equipment and Aftermarket areas, managing direct sales teams and a range of agents and distributors.

Keith Dolbear, Managing Director, added "I am delighted that Tim has joined us and I know that he will be a great asset as we grow the business following the deep recession of 2008 and 2009 in many of our markets."

TriMark is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Neessen to our account management team: (August 2009)

August 2009 - Tom started work at TriMark earlier this year as the Account Manager for the ag and off-road markets and was recently promoted to Global Account Manager. His responsibilities include the continuation of managing the ag and off-road markets as well as leading the effort in strengthening TriMark's presence in large global accounts. Tom is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He brings to TriMark extensive experience (20+ years) in the precision factory automation and stampings industry with DT Industries and Doerfer Companies and is familiar with many of our customers in the ag and construction industries. His positions have included National Accounts Manager, Sales Manager, New Business Manager and Large Engineering Program Manager.

His accomplishments include:

Responsible for development/ restructuring sales organization - direct sale people and hiring a representative network totaling 15 professionals.

Managing the sales effort in new business development in specific markets and accounts

Developed detailed plans to execute on all sales and marketing strategies for the organization�

Effectively implemented new sales and business strategies for National and Global Accounts.

Please join us in welcoming Tom to the TriMark Sales Team.

Please join us in welcoming Tom to the TriMark Sales Team.

TriMark Unveils New Products at AUSA Winter Symposium

New Hampton, IA. – February 2009 – TriMark Manufacturing based in New Hampton, IA introduced several new products at the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Winter Symposium and Exposition February 25 – 27, 2009 in Ft Lauderdale FL.

While TriMark has attended this event in the past and has participated in various Symposium sponsored activities, this is the first year for creating an actual display for the Exposition itself. TriMark's Kevin Roths states, "Our involvement in the armored vehicle industry has really expanded just in the past year. We have new systems and products that have been developed specifically for this market and the only way to really show them off is in an exhibit format."

TriMark is taking this opportunity to introduce its COMMANDoor concept which will be featured in a complete and functioning door display. The door fully integrates mechanical blast locks and a primary FMVSS latch with a power-assist actuation and control system to open and close the door for those vehicles with very heavy doors. The inside control handle's unique 2-axis electromechanical design allows for simple and intuitive hand motions by the soldier to activate the open and close action of the door. Additionally, the door's power-assist components are modularized to fit in a compact space below the inside door cover.

One of the programs offered by TriMark that has gained a quick and appreciative acceptance in this industry is the availability of "kitted" door systems. These systems allow a purchaser to utilize a single product number to purchase everything that will be required in terms of access systems for that door.

TriMark will début a new product platform for the armored vehicle market consisting of new exterior door handles and a new internal linkage module, as well as announcing that they have the capability to design and manufacture door support hinges in various duty ratings.

The new HD Rotational L Handle expands the current TriGuard product offering of exterior and interior door handles. This robust L Handle features modular construction that allows for customization, including the use of light weight materials, without sacrificing strength. The handle also allows for the use of a padlock for security.

TriMark acquires West Alloy

We are pleased to announce that on September 20, 2007 TriMark Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of TriMark Corporation, have acquired West Alloy Ltd. Located in the UK. West Alloy is a Market leader in the design and manufacture of locks, hinges, window stays and associated fittings for the world's best-known industrial and leisure vehicles.

Keith Dolbear, Managing Director of TriMark Europe, said "that it is 'business as usual' at West Alloy and will remain a separate entity and continue to manufacture products in the UK. West Alloy has built a sound reputation for on-time delivery of quality products and TriMark will ensure that this progress continues. The merger will allow current West Alloy customers access to the wider variety of products and systems from the TriMark range".

TriMark Corporation is an employee-owned company and is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of quality hardware products for the recreational vehicle, agricultural, truck, construction, and enclosure Markets. The TriMark Corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, Iowa, USA.

TriMark serves the European Market through its subsidiary, TriMark Europe Ltd, based at Bardon Hill, near Coalville, Leicester. Keith Dolbear added "To date, this has been an engineering, sales and distribution function so we are pleased to add manufacturing capacity to our business growth strategy.

For more information on TriMark's range of door systems and access solutions, contact TriMark Corporation at +1 641-394-3188, TriMark Europe at +44(0)1530 512470 or visit www.trimarkcorp.com, www.trimarkeu.com or www.westalloy.com

TriMark Contact:
Keith Dolbear
Managing Director
TriMark Europe Ltd
Telephone +44(0)1530 512470
keithdolbear@trimarkeu.com

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