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 Bismarck, ND 58503


Contact: Don Canton or Don Larson

(701) 328-2200


Hoeven, Trail King Officials Announce West Fargo Expansion


BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. John Hoeven and Jerry Thomsen, President of Trail King Industries, Inc., today announced company plans to construct a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Fargo, North Dakota.


Trail King’s current operations in West Fargo employ a workforce of 150 people. Production in the new facility is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2007 and plans include increasing the workforce in West Fargo to 225 employees within the next two years, and up to 300 over the next five years. Trail King is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL).


“Trail King’s decision to expand in West Fargo is a testament to North Dakota’s outstanding business climate and a compliment to our remarkable workforce,” Hoeven said. “At the same time, it is a tribute to the vision and energy of the company’s officials, who have made this company a real success story, not only in North Dakota, but across America.”


“I am extremely excited to announce Trail King’s plans to expand in West Fargo,” said Jerry Thomsen, President of Trail King Industries. “Announcing plans to build new facilities is always exciting, of course, but even more important is the opportunity this provides to add to our already strong team of employees in the Fargo area.”


“After all, our decision to expand in West Fargo is based on people,” Thomsen continued. “It is based on our confidence in the great group of employees who are already part of the Trail King team here. It is based on our recognition of a talented, industrious, and available workforce in this area. And, it is based on a lot of talented, hard-working people from Trail King Industries, the West Fargo Development Corporation, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development all working together to make this project a reality.”


“What this points out is that when the state and city work together, much can be accomplished for our citizens,” said West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern. “This is a great example of how well that strategy succeeds.”


Trail King manufactures a complete line of open deck and materials hauling trailers at its plants in Mitchell, SD; West Fargo, ND; and Brookville, PA. Trail King is owned by Carlisle Companies, Inc., which is based in Charlotte, NC, employing over 11,000 people in 9 operating companies around the world. Carlisle stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CSL.


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