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Sure-Foot® Glow-in-the-Dark Message Stair Tread

Sure-Foot® Industries Corp. Press Release - 3/13/2007

Latest Innovation from Sure-Foot® Industries Corp. Approved for Construction and Renovation

Boldstep Glow-in-the-Dark Message Stair Tread

Boldstep Glow-in-the-Dark Message Stair Tread

CLEVELAND, Oh. - Sure-Foot® Industries' new Boldstep Glow-in-the-Dark Message Stair Tread meets or exceeds several industry standards, further supporting the company's leadership position in the safety floor covering business.

Glow-in-the-Dark Message Treads are versatile for interior or exterior stairways and can be made to indicate floor levels, warnings or to guide people out of buildings in emergencies. The message is encapsulated in the two-inch glow section to ensure that it cannot be worn off and will remain visible in power outages.

Sure-Foot Industries manufactures the Glow-in-the-Dark Message Tread to strict tolerances using top-grade materials. The tread is constructed with an aluminum base and coated with an anti-slip epoxy filler, a closed-celled material that will not trap dirt and oils, making it easier to clean and maintain. The resulting product is extremely wear-resistant even in high-traffic areas, and because it is also chemical-resistant and UV-safe, it is superior to vinyl- and rubber- based products.

"Our Boldstep Glow-in-the-Dark Message Tread is a highly efficient product that reduces the cost of replacement and maintenance because of its durable construction," said Brian Haas, national sales manager for Sure-Foot Industries Corp.

The Message Tread can be used for renovations and new construction. Each tread comes pre-drilled and ready to use. The treads can be easily attached to existing stairs and anchored on cement, steel or wood surfaces. They are available in widths ranging from three-quarters of an inch to 11 inches, and in lengths up to 12 feet. The Message Tread is rechargeable from any light source and provides over 20 hours of glow protection in the event of a power outage.

According to preliminary tests conducted by the University of Georgia, Sure-Foot's Glow-in-the-Dark Message Tread emits over four times the required amount of photoluminescent light as established by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). It also meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The Message Tread also exceeds the stricter specification mandated by New York Local Law 26 by more than doubling the required amount of emitted photoluminescent light.

To learn more about the Glow-in-the-Dark Message Tread, and other Sure-Foot products, contact a local dealer or visit the company's Web site:

About Sure-Foot® Industries Corp.

For more than a quarter of a century, Sure-Foot® Industries Corp. has offered a broad array of anti-slip products including, anti-slip tapes, anti-slip coatings, anti-slip tiles, Boldstep aluminum stair treads and a mix of custom made items. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has three coating lines, encompassing more than 70,000 square feet, in two manufacturing facilities.

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