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September 29, 2006
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Cabinetmaster Expands Again in Charlottetown

Development and Technology

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Premier Pat Binns and Hon. Mike Currie, Minister of Development and Technology, were pleased to recently join Gordie Kirkpatrick, President and Owner, to cut the ribbon on a 9,000 square foot expansion to Cabinetmaster Architectural Woodwork Ltd in Charlottetown, with 25 new jobs created at the facility.

Cabinetmaster is a premier manufacturer and supplier of commercial casework and millwork to architects, general contractors and clients in financial, hospitality, institutional and commercial applications. The company executes projects throughout Canada, the United States and the Carribean. The company now employs over 90 Islanders at its facility on Kensington Road in Charlottetown.

“Cabinetmaster, under the leadership of Gordie Kirkpatrick and his staff, continues to be very aggressive in the global marketplace by providing top notch quality products, made right here in PEI,” said Premier Binns. “The Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to see the continued expansion of export-related businesses such as Cabinetmaster. This company is a fine example of what can happen when you combine Island work ethic and ability, with vision and perseverance.”

Cabinetmaster has been a regular participant in many Team PEI trade missions in the past, which has resulted in new sales and contacts in countries such as the US, Puerto Rico, Barbados and others. Company officials will be joining the Premier on an upcoming mission to Ireland to explore new European markets.

“The growth of our company has been the direct result of the development of our export markets, which we have been able to achieve on the trade missions,” said Mr. Kirkpatrick. “We have made significant sales in other locations and now are looking forward to getting our foot in the door in Ireland. Breaking into new markets has allowed us to make greater investments in technology which, in turn, has allowed us to be even more competitive internationally.”

“This company is an Island success story,” said Development and Technology Minister Mike Currie. “The company has grown from 12 employees in 2002 to over 90 employees today. The company has been aggressive in seeking out export contracts, and its hard work has paid off in increased sales and increased employment.”

Media Contact: Dennis King
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