New Strategic Relationship Between Ennis Paint and Integrated Paving Concepts

    VANCOUVER, March 12 /CNW/ - Ennis Paint Inc. of Ennis, Texas, the world's
largest producer of pavement marking materials, and Integrated Paving Concepts
Inc. of Vancouver, B.C. announce a strategic relationship wherein Ennis will
manufacture and IPC will be the exclusive North American distributor of two
leading decorative asphalt products - Imprint(R) and StoneGrip(R).
    Imprint is a hot-applied, resin-based synthetic asphalt that provides a
realistic simulation of brick pavers for high traffic crosswalk and
intersection applications. StoneGrip is an epoxy based, permanently bonded
decorative gravel surface treatment that provides a beautiful, durable and low
maintenance surface for a wide variety of uses including hardscapes, pathways,
parking lots and driveways.
    In December 2006, Ennis Paint Inc. acquired Prismo Road Markings Limited.
According to W. Bryce Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Ennis Paint "A number of
the products which were previously sold by Prismo were a good fit within our
Ennis Paint sales organization, which specializes in traffic markings.
However, Imprint and StoneGrip are decorative products and IPC's market
leadership and product innovation in the decorative asphalt market make them
the natural choice to distribute these products".
    Clark G. Quintin, President and CEO of IPC said that "Ennis has been an
excellent supplier to us for the past several years, and we look forward to
expanding our relationship with them. Imprint and StoneGrip are complementary
to our existing StreetPrint, DuraTherm and LogoTherm products. Together they
form an unsurpassed family of solutions for decorative asphalt needs in the
commercial, government and residential markets."
    IPC will work with existing installers of Imprint and StoneGrip in areas
where the products are currently being installed in volume, and will expand
the product into markets that are currently under-served through its network
of Accredited StreetPrint and DuraTherm applicators that extends from coast to
coast. In addition, Ennis and IPC will work together to further develop the
products, with a focus on improving the ease, speed and quality of
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