Safe Lites & Ziegler Inc. Collaborate to Improve Safety in Construction Industry
April 6th, 2005

Minneapolis – Wednesday, April 6, 2005 … In a move that will greatly enhance safety
in the construction industry, two Minneapolis-based companies entered into an agreement that will increase the availability of the latest active-illumination technology to users throughout the upper Midwest.  Ziegler Inc., one of the country’s largest dealers of Caterpillar® construction equipment, supplies and service, along with Safe Lites™, developers of GlowSkin™ technology, recently entered into a distribution agreement.The agreement allows Ziegler to offer Safe Lites unique line of BeaconWear™ Safety Apparel and BrightZone™ Safety Signs to its many customers in construction, agriculture, mining, trucking and governmental agencies through.

“We are pleased to be working with such a respected leader in the industry.  Ziegler has an impressive reputation for safety, service and value-adding to their customers.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with Ziegler to provide these products to their customers,” said John T. Golle, Chairman and CEO of Safe Lites.  “Highway work zones tend to be among the most dangerous environments known today.  As more construction and roadwork moves to the night time, thousands of workers are injured each year and hundreds are killed.  We think it is only fitting for a leader like Ziegler to promote better protection for both their customer’s personnel and equipment in this increasinglydangerous environment.”

“I was immediately impressed with the quality of the product and the nature of the
illumination when Safe Lites first shared their unique self-illuminated safety vests and signs with us,” added Ziegler Chairman and CEO, William Hoeft.  “We saw the potential for our customers to better protect their workers and the equipment they buy from us.We are proud to be a Safe Lites distributor. After all, it is to everyone’s benefit to do everything they can to protect their personnel.”

Ziegler, in business since 1914, has 15 full service facilities throughout Minnesota and
Iowa that represent Safe Lites’ Safety Apparel and Signs.  Visit us at www.zieglercat.com for a location nearest you, or call 800-352-2812.

Press Release – Safe Lites & Ziegler Inc. Collaborate to Improve Safety in Construction Industry