Liberty Wire & Cable Opens New Warehouse, Expanding Service in the Great Lakes Region

New Chicago-Area Facility to Be the First of Several Additions Prompted by Dramatically Increasing Customer Demand

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, May 17, 2006 - Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, announced it has opened a new warehouse facility in the Chicago area to service commercial and residential customers in the Great Lakes region.


Located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, the new warehouse has more than 1,000 pallet spaces. The expansion allows Liberty to more quickly fulfill orders from its vast catalog of 6,000 -plus wire and cable products and deliver them at reduced shipping costs to customers in the Great Lakes region.

With the new facility operational, Liberty's management team is focusing on several additional warehouse facilities it plans to open by the end of 2007. The expansion will help Liberty meet customer demand, which has increased by over 30 percent in each of the past four years, and position itself for further growth.

"Liberty's commitment to our customers made the decision to invest in the Chicago facility an easy one," said Liberty President Andy Bergdoll. "Our ability to provide faster product delivery will give our customers a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

"Liberty's residential and commercial customer base is growing at an accelerating rate in the Great Lakes region," added John Dace, Liberty Vice President of Sales. "Our new warehouse will allow us to keep pace with business growth as well as plan for business expansion."

Liberty's new warehouse also provides Will -Call Service to customers in the immediate area, further enhancing The Liberty Advantage that empowers Liberty customers to operate more efficiently and more competitively.

About Liberty Wire & Cable

Liberty, a division of Communications Supply Corp. (CSC), is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is in its 16th year of operation. Its core goods, sold primarily for audio/video and security applications, consist of a complete line of wire and cable products along with connectors and connector systems, cable assemblies, interconnects, and a broad range of related accessories. Liberty principally serves the residential, commercial, broadcast, and rental and staging segments of the pro/AV industry. It also enjoys long -term relationships with a number of prominent OEMs. Liberty manufactures and markets the PanelCrafters line of custom and stock plates and panels. The company, which sells in 49 countries, has other facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Phoenix, Ariz., and holds memberships in CEDIA, InfoComm International, and NSCA.
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