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10. March 2010

Expanding Thresher Adds Staff, Seeks Sales Reps

Thresher Industries, Hanford, Calif., which has reported several new sales contracts since December of last year, announced it will be adding new production employees and seeking new sales representatives in response to the growth.

The company, a manufacturer of cast aluminum and metal matrix composite parts, said employees would be added to its high pressure casting division, quality assurance team and product finishing staff. The exact number of employees was not disclosed. Thresher also is in the process of finding new sales representatives to promote its products to new clients.

Among the recently won business opportunities is a contract to provide lighting components to Cooper Industries Ltd., Houston. The components will be used in a new product line of energy efficient LED light fixtures. According to Tom Flessner, Thresher’s president and chief executive officer, the components are cosmetic and function as a heat sink. Flessner said deliveries of the products began in the fourth quarter of 2009, and the company anticipates follow up orders.

“We’re very pleased to see increasing orders and new customers,” Flessner said. “Our entire staff and field sales support have worked tenaciously over the past 24 months. It is very gratifying to add employees here in Hanford.”

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