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NCFI & Lee Industries Team to Introduce Bio-Lux™ Max at April Market 04/15/10

Technical Advancement allows for 50% replacement of petroleum based polyol

NCFI Polyurethanes (a division of Barnhardt Manufacturing) and Lee Industries of Newton, NC announced today they will team to introduce NCFI's line of Bio-Lux™ MAX, high renewable content cushioning. This project is the latest in both companies' long history of environmentally friendly initiatives.

"We have been working on this introduction for some time," says Chris Bradley, NCFI's Director of Sales for Consumer products. "Our customers have been asking us for product that contained significantly higher amounts of renewable content than current products in the market. With the Bio-Lux™ MAX product, we have crossed a major barrier by replacing 50% of the petroleum based polyol with materials made with renewable resources."

"Lee Industries is taking yet another step in becoming the leader in sustainable home furnishings," says Norman Coley, President of Lee Industries. "We always embrace new ideas and products. With the introduction of NCFI's new Bio-Lux™ Max, Lee will be increasing the overall amount of soy polyol in its foam by 60%. Being good stewards of the environment, we are compelled to constantly evolve our product with advancements like these." Pieces containing Bio-Lux™ will be shown at the Spring 2010 High Point market. The collection can be viewed at Lee's showroom located at 100 South Lindsay Street in High Point.

NCFI Polyurethanes, a division of Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, is a North Carolina based manufacturer of polyurethane products. Founded in 1964, NCFI Polyurethanes has a reputation for their innovation, quality and environment stewardship. Today, NCFI serves a multitude of markets including furniture, bedding, athletics, aviation, construction, insulation, roofing, medical, marine and automotive. More information can be found at www.ncfi.com.

Founded in 1969, Newton, North Carolina based Lee Industries has a reputation of being innovators, custom creators and impeccable craftsmen. It has been the LEE mission to create innovatively styled, high quality home furnishings while adhering to a set of values that focus on the customer, the community, and the environment. More information can be found at www.leeindustries.com.

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