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Custom Molding Firm Earns "Product Of The Year" And "Best Large Part" At Annual Rotomolding Competition

Rotomolder Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. Nets Awards With Innovative Fishing Boat Hull Collaboration Yields Fishing Industry Sensation For Carolina Electric Boats

Ashtabula, OH: Plastics design and manufacturing company Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., Madison, Ind. (www.Rotomolding.com) earned the "Product of the Year" and "Best Large Part" awards in the Association of Rotational Molders International 2008 Rotomolded Products Competition. Presented at the international rotational molding exhibition Rotoplas 2008 on Oct. 23rd in Rosemont, Ill., the prestigious awards recognize outstanding product design and manufacturing with rotomolding for a breakthrough fishing boat hull that is controlled by foot pedals, may be rotated in 360 degree circles and sports two motors set within the hull to thrive in shallow waters that were previously inaccessible to motorized fishing boats.

The award is the result of a joint development project with NOVA Chemicals, Moon Township, Pa. and Midwest Patterns, Quincy, Ill., for Carolina Electric Boats, Benson, N.C., for the company's novel Twin Troller X10 electric powered boat. The award-winning hull is rotationally molded in one piece from polyethylene (NOVA Chemicals SUPRASS®) measuring 10 feet in length and four feet in width yet it weighs in at a mere 175 lbs. to permit easy loading in a pickup truck bed and comfortable towing by nearly any size vehicle. To meet demanding specifications for high strength, stiffness and buoyancy, MOD engineers devised an in-mold foaming approach that integrates several inches of foam within the hull, conferring impressive stability for two large adults. The hull was custom molded with recessed grooves for installing the foot pedals, a compartment to secure the battery, recessed channels to permit fishing rods to be set down with the reels securely inside the boat, and even a molded-in fish ruler to measure and document the size of the catch.

In addition to this 2008 award for Carolina Electric Boats, Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. has earned several "Product of the Year" and "Conversion of the Year" awards from their rotomolding peers in previous rotomolded products competitions for companies such as Callaway Golf, Hobie Brands International and Alcon Laboratories.

For more information, contact Tom Cooper, 4920 State Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004; 1.800.772.7659; FAX 440.992.4667; tcooper@modroto.com; www.Rotomolding.com.