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Porter-Cable Power Tools Now Available In PrimeSource Dealers Across The U.S.

CARROLLTON, Texas (June 30, 2003) — PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., and Porter-Cable Inc. today announced a partnership to distribute Porter-Cable’s complete line of power tools through PrimeSource dealers across the United States. The partnership is an extension of Porter-Cable’s existing national distribution program to reach customers in new markets. Through the agreement with PrimeSource, Porter-Cable tools will be available in an additional 38,000 dealers including STAFDA members, drywall supply yards, independent lumber yard and building-supply dealers.

“Porter-Cable is a well respected brand in this industry, and we’re pleased to supply such quality products to our dealers,” said PrimeSource executive vice president, Ken Fishbein. “Another dealer benefit is that through the Porter-Cable program, they carry only as many tools as they need. And with PrimeSource’s 38 distribution centers dealers can be assured of getting the tools they want when they need them.”

“This relationship is mutually beneficial and will extend customer reach for both Porter-Cable and PrimeSource,” said Porter-Cable marketing director, Mike Hibbison. “Porter-Cable is now engaged with a new customer base while enabling PrimeSource to offer a line of leading premium power tools and related products.”

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
PrimeSource is a national supplier and manufacturer of professional-grade building products. With more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource serves residential and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain.
The company’s primary customers include home-center chains, STAFDA members, drywall supply yards, independent lumber yards, building-supply dealers, industrial customers who use building materials in plants to fabricate products for further sale, and select wholesale distributors. For more information please visit

About Porter-Cable Corporation, Inc.
Porter-Cable Corporation (, a subsidiary of Pentair Inc. (NYSE – PNR), is a leading manufacturer of portable electric and cordless power tools; air nailers, staplers and compressors; generators; pressure washers; and related accessories for the professional woodworking, commercial/residential construction, plumbing and electrical markets. With its manufacturing operation centralized in Jackson, Tenn., Porter-Cable operates a second manufacturing facility in Steinheim, Germany, where its products are produced and sold throughout Europe under the FLEX brand name.