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Pentair Tool Group "Battles Its Brands" on DIY Reality Series

Pentair Tool Group "Battles Its Brands" on DIY Reality Series

Do It Yourself Network viewers won’t want to miss a true “battle of the brands” on an upcoming episode of Warehouse Warriors. Two sets of Pentair Tool Group employees, one representing Porter-Cable, and the other Delta Machinery, recently went head-to-head during a taping of the popular DIY series.

The two tool manufacturers and the Warehouse Warriors crew are extending their relationship from the studio onto the floor at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, January 21-24, 2003. Series host Ed Del Grande and carpenters, Jay Baker and Scott Branscom, will be in Porter-Cable’s booth, # C6024, during the show as they promote the series and show off the projects built on the episode – hutches. Their booth appearance times include: January 21 from 12-5 p.m. PT and January 22 from 10-6 p.m. PT.

The two teams of three each used their own brand of tools to create their hutches in the Warehouse Warriors episode, slated to premiere this July. In each episode of Warehouse Warriors, the project’s a secret until the cameras roll, when the teams, using only their wits, brawn and the help of a carpenter assigned to each, have eight hours to complete a particular project. Who won this particular episode? Stay tuned to DIY…

“The Porter-Cable episode is the first time on Warehouse Warriors a tool manufacturer has supplied both the tools and the talent for the show,” said Bill Sykes, vice president of programming for DIY. “Viewers should enjoy seeing the two brands pitted against each other with just eight hours to design and build their hutch. Warehouse Warriors is a do-it-yourself, reality series that makes it possible to create television programming that is fresh, fun, and informative.”

About DIY and Scripps Networks

DIY, one of four cable television networks created by Scripps Networks, focuses on the do-it-yourself enthusiast, providing in-depth demonstrations and tips for categories such as arts & crafts; automotive & boating; cooking & entertaining; decorating & design; gardening & landscaping; household & cleaning; home building; home improvement; recreation & hobbies; and tools & products. DIY is distributed to 13 million U.S. households and is on pace to reach 20 million by the end of 2003.

The network’s companion web site,, mirrors the weekly on-air programming schedule, featuring easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for more than 9,000 projects, including a detailed online guide to resources, materials and related projects. users can search the site for any project shown on-air, engage in community bulletin boards and submit do-it-yourself questions to the expert DIY staff.

Scripps Networks is one of the nation’s most successful developers of original brands and content for cable television and the Internet. With offices in Knoxville, Tenn., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit, Scripps Networks is comprised of Home & Garden Television (HGTV), Food Network, DIY and Fine Living.

Scripps Networks is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), which operates 21 daily newspapers and 10 broadcast television stations. The E.W. Scripps Company also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 websites, including,,, and

About Porter-Cable Corporation

Porter-Cable Corporation (, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE – PNR), is a leading manufacturer of portable electric and cordless power tools; air nailers, staplers, & 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.