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May, 2011: The Will-Burt Company CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Finalist

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David Cotsmire, VP of Marketing and Customer Service
330-684-5282 (office) or 330-347-6745 (mobile)

The Will-Burt Company is pleased to announce that Jeff Evans, the company’s President, CEO and Chairman has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Ernst & Young Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year® program. Ernst & Young’s independent judging panel believes that Mr. Evans embodies the entrepreneurial spirit they look for in their award recipients.

Mr. Evans has presided over Will-Burt;s substantial growth over the last decade as he spearheaded the company¡¦s development of new products with improved capabilities and performance. Beginning in 2010, he has led the company¡¦s next phase of development with its “Quantum Leap Growth” initiative, combining organic growth and unification of the entire Will-Burt company around common customers along with strategic, focused acquisitions.

The Will-Burt Company, located in Orrville, Ohio, is an employee-owned, ISO 9001:2008 certified company that manufactures pneumatic and mechanical telescoping masts, mobile tower trailer systems and light tower systems for industries such as fire and rescue, military, cellular, broadcast and other specific custom applications. Will-Burt capabilities include integration of its masts to military vehicles and design and manufacture of military and other shelters made of all-composite materials.