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Salt Lake City-based Tru-Cut Merges with Larkin Industries

Salt Lake City, UT (March 1, 2021) – Tru-Cut, LLC today announced it has merged with Larkin Industries, the St
Paul/Minneapolis premier print finishing and die cutting leader. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Founded in Salt Lake City in 1979, Tru-Cut designs and manufactures rotary and flat steel rule dies, provides die and laser
cutting and finishing services, and a variety of other highly customized products for its customers. Its acquisition of Larkin
Industries will expand the combined company’s range of products and services, deepen the expertise they bring to their
customers’ complex projects, and enhance their service commitment to all of their customers.

Larkin Industries is an award-winning Twin Cities print finishing company. It offers a variety of print finishing services such
as die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, affixing and tipping, folding and gluing and much more. As an ISO 9001:2015
certified company, Larkin has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization for its quality control
and management processes. Larkin’s ability to continually achieve ISO certification has demonstrated that Larkin
consistently produces products and provides complex services that meet and exceed their customers’ highest
requirements.

“We are excited to merge with Larkin Industries, and expand our services to St. Paul/Minneapolis,” said Tru-Cut General
Manager Rich Allen. “For more than 40 years, Larkin Industries has been producing complex and high-quality print finishing
services, and we look forward to investing in and continuing their tradition of exceptional customer service.”
“I am proud to partner with Tru-Cut,” said Mike Larkin, Founder and Owner of Larkin Industries. “As I got to know the team
at Tru-Cut over the past year, I found they shared our commitment to putting the customer’s needs first and delivering the
highest quality product on time. I’m confident their stewardship of Larkin Industries will allow us to continue to exceed the
expectations of our customers throughout the region. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with broader
geographic reach and a wide array of products, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in
the die manufacturing and finishing industry.”

ABOUT TRU-CUT

Since 1979, Tru-Cut (Tru-Cut.net) has been the leading independent designer and manufacturer of rotary and flat steel rule
dies serving the Intermountain West. Tru-Cut utilizes CAD/CAM technology to design and manufacture customized steel
rule dies. Tru-Cut provides other product lines including finishing services, customized crating products, and high-tolerance
laser cutting services. Their customers include corrugated and packaging companies, commercial printers, advertising
agencies, greeting card companies, medical device companies, and the new inventor

ABOUT LARKIN INDUSTRIES

In 1976, Mike and Lynn Larkin started a print finishing business, and built it into an industry leader in St. Paul/Minneapolis
and beyond. Larkin Industries (Larkinind.com) has received numerous awards and is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.
Larkin works closely with its customers to provide exceptional quality and service. Larkin provides a wide range of print
finishing services including die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, fixing/tipping, folding and gluing, imaging, shrink wrapping
and more. Their customers include commercial printers, advertising agencies, greeting card companies, among others.

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Salt Lake City-based Tru-Cut Acquires Accuzona Steel Rule Die

Salt Lake City, UT (February 1, 2019) – Die manufacturer Tru-Cut, LLC today announced its acquisition of Accuzona Steel
Rule Die, the leading provider of flat steel rule dies in the Southwestern United States. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1979, Tru-Cut designs and manufactures rotary and flat steel rule dies, provides die and laser
cutting services, and variety of other highly customized products for its customers. Its acquisition of Accuzona Steel Rule Die
will expand the combined company’s ability to serve its customers across the southwest, deepen the expertise they bring to
their customer’s complex projects, expand the company’s production capabilities, and enhance their service commitment
to all of their customers.

Accuzona Steel Rule Die, now operating as a division of Tru-Cut, will continue to design, manufacture and deliver the
highest quality flat steel rule dies from their facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Tru-Cut welcomes all of Accuzona’s expert die
makers, with over 45 years of combined die-making experience, to their team.

“We are excited to add Accuzona Steel Rule Die’s expertise to our portfolio of industry-leading products and services, and
deepen our capabilities in the Arizona market,” said Tru-Cut General Manager Rich Allen. “For more than 14 years,
Accuzona Steel Rule Die has been producing complex and high quality flat dies for customers in a wide range of industries
throughout the United States. We plan to continue investing in our combined company, in order to offer all of our
customers the best products and services in the industry.”

“I am proud to partner with Tru-Cut,” said Shell Burger, Founder and Owner of Accuzona Steel Rule Die. “As I worked with
Tru-Cut over the last several years, I saw that they share our commitment to delivering exceptional dies to our customers,
with the highest quality, on-time, and at a reasonable price. I’m confident their stewardship of Accuzona will allow us to
continue to exceed the expectations of our customers across the southwest and United States. Our customers will benefit
from a larger partner with broader geographic reach and a wide array of products, and our employees will continue to
enjoy working for a growing leader in the die manufacturing industry. I see a bright future for Accuzona and Tru-Cut.”

ABOUT TRU-CUT

Since 1979, Tru-Cut (Tru-Cut.net) has been the leading independent designer and manufacturer of rotary and flat steel rule
dies serving the Intermountain West. Tru-Cut utilizes CAD/CAM technology to design and manufacture customized steel
rule dies. Tru-Cut provides other product lines including finishing services, customized crating products, and high-tolerance
laser cutting services. Their customers include corrugated and packaging companies, commercial printers, advertising
agencies, greeting card companies, medical device companies, and the new inventor.

ABOUT THE ACCUZONA DIE COMPANY

Accuzona Steel Rule Die’s (Accuzona.com/) master die makers are true craftsmen in their field with over 45 years of
experience building superior cutting dies. Accuzona has been a leading provider of flat steel rule dies in the Southwest for
over fourteen years. Their customers include suppliers and converters to the medical, automotive and aerospace industries,
packaging companies, and commercial printers.

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Salt Lake City-Based Tru-Cut Acquires the Oasis Die Company

Salt Lake City, UT (October 1, 2018) – Die manufacturer Tru-Cut, LLC today announced its acquisition of the Oasis Die Company, the leading provider of rotary and flat steel rule dies in the Southwestern United States. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1979, Tru-Cut designs and manufactures rotary and flat steel rule dies, provides die and laser cutting services, and variety of other highly customized products for its customers. Its acquisition of the Oasis Die Company will expand the combined company’s ability to serve its customers across the southwest, deepen the expertise they bring to their customer’s complex projects, expand the company’s production capabilities, and enhance their service commitment to all of their customers.

The Oasis Die Company, now operating as a division of Tru-Cut, will continue to design, manufacture and deliver the highest quality flat and rotary steel rule dies from their Phoenix-area facility in Glendale, Arizona. Tru-Cut welcomes all of Oasis’ expert die makers, with over 60 years of combined die-making experience, to their team.

“We are excited to add the Oasis Die Company’s expertise and capabilities to our portfolio of industry-leading products and services, while enabling our growth in the Arizona market,” said Tru-Cut General Manager Rich Allen. “For more than 20 years, the Oasis Die Company has been synonymous with extremely high quality rotary and flat die production throughout the Southwestern United States. We plan to continue investing in and building our combined company, and we are singularly focused on offering our customers the best products and services across the southwest.”

“I am very pleased to partner with Tru-Cut,” said Ken Klepacz, Co-Owner of the Oasis Die Company. “I have known of Tru-Cut’s reputation for years, and I’m confident in their stewardship of Oasis. We have partnered with Tru-Cut on projects recently, and I have found that their commitment to their customers is at the same high level as Oasis. Combining forces will allow us to better serve the needs of our customers across the southwest. I’m confident that our customers will benefit from a larger vendor with broader geographic reach, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the die manufacturing industry. I look forward to a bright future for Oasis and Tru-Cut.”

ABOUT TRU-CUT

Since 1979, Tru-Cut (Tru-Cut.net) has been the leading independent designer and manufacturer of rotary and flat steel rule dies serving the Intermountain West. Tru-Cut utilizes CAD/CAM technology to design and manufacture customized steel rule dies. Tru-Cut provides other product lines including finishing services, customized crating products, and high-tolerance laser cutting services. Their customers include corrugated and packaging companies, commercial printers, advertising agencies, greeting card companies, medical device companies, and the new inventor.

ABOUT THE OASIS DIE COMPANY

The Oasis Die Company (Oasisdieaz.com) has been a leading provider of rotary and flat steel rule dies in Arizona for over twenty years. Since day one, their goal has been to provide the finest of cutting dies priced fairly and delivered on time. Their highly skilled employees manufacture state of the art cutting dies, utilizing CAD/CAM equipment and the highest quality materials available.

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