Press Release

CARE Names Nylon Board Manufacturing Recycler of the Year Minnesota Company a Leader in Carpet Recycling

Contact: Robert Peoples, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2115

Pensacola, Florida, April 30, 2004 – Nylon Board Manufacturing (Medford, MN), the developer of Ny-Board, a composite sheeting material which uses recycled nylon from post-consumer carpet, was honored last evening as Recycler of the Year at the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) Second Annual Conference.

“Ny-Board is truly a revolutionary product, and it is my honor and privilege to recognize Nylon Board Manufacturing for their remarkable and distinguished work in the arena of recycling post-consumer carpet,” said Robert Peoples, PhD, executive director of CARE, in making the announcement.

Ny-Board was developed as a product to be superior to wood and plastic products that can rot, deteriorate, and cause mold problems. It was first developed as a replacement product for materials that were not sufficient and durable by founder Mark Pike, who began a construction company in 1984 that specialized in remodeling and repair.

The goal was to find a product that was waterproof, insect proof, and would not rot. And since carpet represents 3% of all waste entering landfills, the solution was perfect: a nylon board made out of 100% recycled nylon derived from post-consumer carpet.

All of Nylon Board Manufacturing’s products can be painted, cut with standard saws, screwed, nailed, and glued. They last virtually forever, and all waste can be reused to make new nylon boards.

During the last 3 years over 5 million pounds of old carpet has been kept out of landfills. This diversion level will grow as market demand for the product increases.

“Thanks to the effort of companies such as Nylon Board Manufacturing, we will make a serious run at meeting our 2012 goals set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding. When CARE was formed, it was formed exactly with this type of innovation and creative thinking in mind in order to reduce the amount of post- consumer carpet going into landfills,” said Peoples.

In accepting the award, James O’Blennis, General Manager of Nylon Board Manufacturing said, “We would like to thank everyone in the CARE organization for this award. We would also like to remind everyone that our success and everyone’s success in recycling is due to people who will look at the alternative recycled product when purchasing.”