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Lifetime Products Unveils Maintenance-Free EcoHouse Shelter

January 22, 2010

Lifetime Products, the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded folding tables and chairs, has unveiled its newest state-of-the-art product - a maintenance-free shelter called The EcoHouse. The 377 square foot EcoHouse is Lifetime's economical and ecological shelter solution for areas of housing crisis due to disaster or general impoverishment.

The revolutionary Lifetime EcoHouse can be assembled in about 72 man-hours - complete with sustainable electrical, plumbing, and waste management - to make it a fully-functional four-room home; or a school, clinic, dining area, or meeting area. The EcoHouse uses the same blow molding and steel technology applied to Lifetime's outdoor storage sheds, with additional customized features that make it feel and act like a home, including external walls, internal walls, flooring, lockable doors and windows, and a roof with support beams.

"Lifetime Products has always taken pride in its innovations," said Richard Hendrickson, president of Lifetime Products, "We are enthusiastic about our new housing solution and excited to see the possibilities to make a positive difference on housing crises as opportunities unfold."

Lifetime is currently in communications with the Red Cross to decide how best to send aid to Haiti, and how to best utilize the EcoHouse after immediate needs are met. In the meantime, Lifetime is donating blow-molded wheelbarrows and folding tables that it manufactures to the Haitian relief effort - both products assemble quickly and can be used right away.

Manufactured 100% in Lifetime Products' Clearfield, Utah factory, the EcoHouse is currently distributed through Lifetime's facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Lifetime's partner company, EcoReaccion, is utilizing the structure to improve impoverished areas of Mexico. Lifetime plans to continue to fulfill economical and low-maintenance housing needs throughout the world by seeking out more innovative partnerships to develop and distribute its EcoHouse and possibly other shelter solutions. For more information on the EcoHousing Initiative, visit go.Lifetime.com/ecohouse.

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Editor's Note: Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson unveiled the Lifetime EcoHouse yesterday to US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. during an exclusive tour of the Clearfield-headquartered company's new 1.7 million sq ft facility in Xiamen, China. Photos of Ambassador Huntsman visiting the factory and viewing the EcoHouse are available by contacting Katie Salter at (801) 643-9878, or via email at ksalter@Lifetime.com.

About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops, and has products sold in more than 52 countries. Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for over 23 years and employs more than 1,100 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 1,500 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com. For more information, please contact Katie Salter at (801) 643-9878, or via email at ksalter@Lifetime.com.

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.

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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.