Source: Spec-Rite Designs

ST LOUIS, MO January 3, 2012 - Spec-Rite Designs is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Prospec US naming Spec-Rite the exclusive, licensed US based fabrication, consolidation, sales and engineering partner covering all of North America. Spec-Rite is pleased to add the Marathon Locker, Marathon Club Locker, Marathon Partition and Cabrillant Partition product lines to their already impressive portfolio of branded products, which includes: Design-Tec® Lockers, DesignRite® Partitions,

DesignLine® Cabinets, and Durable Designs® Furniture. Spec-Rite Designs is a St. Louis, MO based manufacturing firm with global distribution capabilities and a worldwide network of sales representatives. Spec-Rite has been manufacturing solid phenolic products for over two decades in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Their parent Company has roots in St. Louis dating back to 1895 and has occupied their current Central Industrial Drive facility since 1926. Spec-Rite Designs General Manager Steve Kistner explains, "Spec- Rite Designs is always looking to bring new and innovative designs to the market. Partnering with Prospec diversifies our current product offering without compromising our quality standards or our position as a front runner in the industry. This partnership is truly a win-win for Spec-Rite/Prospec and for the entire A/E community."

Until recently, Spec-Rite's primary focus has been on solid phenolic products; however, in their quest to diversify and capture increased market share, they have partnered with Prospec to introduce these unique and innovative material combinations to the US. Initially founded as a manufacturer of glass panels/walls for squash courts, Prospec now specializes in an aluminum/phenolic locker line, a phenolic/glass locker line and both phenolic and glass partition systems at their in Sheffield, UK facility. Prospec Limited Managing Director Bob Mitchell states, "I am delighted Prospec is partnering with Spec-Rite Designs to represent, manufacture and distribute the Marathon and Cabrillant Lines in North America. We are excited about the opportunity to merge the top US product manufacturer with the premier European range. The partnership is out to deliver a first class product and we see Spec-Rite Designs as the ideal partner to do just that."

The partnership between Spec-Rite Designs and Prospec will allow both companies to serve the commercial and institutional markets of North America by combining Europe's innovative style with the durability of US products and construction methods. The marriage of these two companies provides an impressive range of solutions to meet any budget in any facility, giving Architects and Designers increased flexibility and design freedom.

For additional information please visit www.specritedesigns.com or www.prospec.us.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.