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U-Line Announcement: Milestone Distributor Acquires SunWest Appliance Distributing

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(Milwaukee, WI – January 31, 2012)  U-Line Corporation, the leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine preservation appliances, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers announced today that Milestone Distributors has acquired SunWest Appliance Distributing. Milestone will take over SunWest’s distribution facility and showroom and service the marketplace effective January 31, 2012.

As a family owned and operated business, Milestone Distributors began its mission in 1974 under the leadership of Kirk Woodall and has grown to three sales divisions: Milestone Distributors (major appliance sales), Milestone Water (luxury plumbing and decorative hardware) and MD|LG (LG Studio Series and core product sales). Milestone also is home to Milestone Signature Service which facilitates post-sale warranty and parts support for their vendors and customers.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Milestone services the states of Texas, Louisiana and parts of Mississippi and Arkansas, and will now also service New Mexico, Arizona and Southern Nevada through the acquisition of SunWest Distributors, the distributor for Viking Range Corporation, U-Line, Elica ventilation hoods and The Brew Express built-in coffeemakers. Milestone will take over operation of the SunWest distribution facility and it’s fully functional showroom located in Tempe, Arizona.

Milestone Distributors’ mission is to be the premier sales, marketing, service, and distribution solution to premium and luxury product vendors in the kitchen and bath industries. “We are committed to achieving this by developing regional and strategic sales channels based on excellent service; strong, profitable relationships; and a product and service offering that allows for significant market share within our customer base,” said Ramsay Woodall, President of Milestone Distributors.

“We are confident that Milestone will continue to be a valuable asset to our brand and dealer base as they expand in the Southwest market and sell and support the full line of U-Line products,” said Mark Russell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of U-Line Corporation.

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Or contact: Lara Snyder, Brand Manager at U-Line Corporation

Direct Line: 949-715-7952, Email: lara@u-line.com

About U-Line

For over five decades, and through three generations, U-Line continues to be the American leader in innovation, quality and performance in the premium modular ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation market. Delivering versatility and flexibility for multiple applications including residential, light commercial, outdoor and marine use, U-Line's complete product collection includes modular Wine Captain® Models, Beverage Centers, Clear Ice Machines, Crescent Ice Makers, Glass & Solid Door Refrigerators, Drawer Models, Freezers, and Combo® Models.

Corporate headquarters have been based in Milwaukee since 1962, a West Coast office was established in Laguna Beach, California in 2006, and European support is located in Dublin, Ireland. U-Line has shipped 115 and 220-240 volt product worldwide for several decades. U-Line continues to provide premium modular refrigeration products in North America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Design, engineering and final assembly of all products is completed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. For more information on U-Line and its products visit u-line.com