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Bob Timberlake(tm), Inc. Signs License With Epro, Inc. Handmade Ceramic Tile Manufacturer

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Bob Timberlake, Inc. announces a licensing agreement with Epro, Inc., the premier manufacturer of handmade ceramic tile in the United States. The first collection of Bob Timberlake tile is scheduled to launch in April 21 -24 at the Coverings '98 show in Orlando, Florida. The announcement was made jointly by Ace Ellis, President of Bob Timberlake, Inc. and Suzanne Edgar, President of Epro, Inc. Said Ellis: "Epro is a company that brings more than just great product to the Bob Timberlake brand, they create a lifestyle statement. They are simply the best manufacturer, creating the best product, for the best price." The product created for Bob Timberlake will feature special effects, glazes, and hand painted designs that coordinate with Bob Timberlake wallcoverings and home furnishings. Commented Suzanne Edgar, President of Epro, Inc., "We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Bob Timberlake, Inc. Not often do we get the chance to design and market tile with a company whose sense of style is so similar to our own". Added Jeremy Huggins, Product Manager for Bob Timberlake Homes, "Epro, Inc. typifies the excellence of licensee partners in the program. Through a wonderful mixture of textures, hand paints, and relief tile, Epro has created a single source that presents a wonderful, coordinated look for Bob Timberlake. Epro, Inc. joins 12 other licensees and alliance partners in the Bob Timberlake Homes program. Formed through a strategic alliance with Carolina Holdings, (d.b.a. Erb lumber, Inter State Lumber, and Denlinger), Ferguson Enterprises, and Stephen Fuller / Design Traditions in Atlanta, the Bob Timberlake Homes program was developed to provide a comprehensive approach to home building that provides unique design, and is both user-friendly and cost effective. Since 1963, Epro, Inc. has been dedicated to preserving the heritage, beauty. and utility of hand-crafted ceramic tile. Today, Epro is America's premier manufacturer of authentic handmade tile, offering a complete line that features an impressive array of sizes, colors, and special effects. A celebrated Realist artist, North Carolina native Bob Timberlake is Chairman of Bob Timberlake, Inc., the licensing company that acts as manager and agent of the Bob Timberlake brand. In 1990, Bob Timberlake and Lexington Furniture Industries introduced The World of Bob Timberlake, a comprehensive furniture collection that has been recognized as the most successful introduction in the history of the industry. In addition to furniture, the company collaborates with licensees to design bedding, dinnerware, floor coverings, lighting, and more. The newly launched Bob Timberlake Homes program includes a line of home plans, licensed structural and fashion building components, and a licensed builder program. Earlier this year, Bob Timberlake realized a lifelong dream when his 15,000 square foot fine art and retail facility, The Bob Timberlake Gallery, opened in Lexington, North Carolina. In addition, a newly developed apparel collection for men, Bob Timberlake Apparel, was introduced at the Gallery this fall. For more information contact Beth Moore at e-mail: bobtimblk@aol.com

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