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City of RidgefieldFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry Coming to Ridgefield

CITY CONTACT INFORMATION:
Kevin Snyder, Community Development Director
PH: 360.887.3557
FX: 360.887.08617
kevin.snyder@ci.ridgefield.wa.us
PACIFIC CREST CUSTOM CABINETRY
Kraig Tront, General Manager
PH: 503-925-8966
FX: 503-925-1545
ktront@pacificcrestcabinets.net

Ridgefield, WA, April 27, 2006 Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry, a manufacturer of custom cabinets in both wood and foil finishes, announced today that it will expand its operations to the City of Ridgefield. Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry has been in business since 1972 and currently operates out of a 45,000 square foot building in Sherwood, Oregon that presently employs 61 people. The company's expansion will enhance its ability to offer its services to the expanding Portland/Vancouver marketplace as well as other markets north of the Columbia River. The company's new facility will employ approximately 50 production and office employees to start with total eventual employment estimated at 100 employees. Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry has purchased 15 acres in the Ridgefield Commerce Center. Ridgefield Commerce Center is an 11-lot industrial subdivision developed by Specht Properties, Inc. that is located southwest of the City's interchange with Interstate. Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry will initially build an 180,000 square foot building with space for manufacturing and office functions. This facility will be a state of the art facility utilizing all new equipment. The company plans to break ground on the new building in summer of 2006 and will move in during spring of 2007. The company may construct additional buildings in the future in response to additional company growth. Pete Marsh, CEO of Adair Homes, Inc., a customer of Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry, said: "We are excited by this expansion because as we grow, we now know that Pacific Crest Cabinetry will be able to grow with us and continue to provide us with quality custom cabinets at an affordable price." Representatives of Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry plan to come to the City Council's April 27, 2006 meeting and introduce themselves to the City Council and the community.

Gladys Doriot, Mayor, City of Ridgefield, said: "On behalf of the City Council and the citizens of the City of Ridgefield, I welcome Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry to the Ridgefield community. We are extremely gratified that Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry chose the City of Ridgefield to expand its operations. Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry exemplifies the types of diverse businesses that have located and will continue to locate to Ridgefield. We look forward to working with the management and employees of Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry to help them be successful here."

Pacific Crest's decision to expand its operations to the City of Ridgefield coincides with the City's emergence as a desirable location in the Portland/Vancouver for residential, commercial and industrial development. The City, with a current estimated population of 3,700 persons has approved approximately 2,000 lots that could grow the City's population to over 9,000 persons by 2011. New residential growth gained the City the distinction of being Clark County's fastest growing City in 2004 with a 21 percent increase in population. The City estimates that its population grew by approximately 29 percent in 2005. The City of Ridgefield has become a magnet for new commercial and industrial development. Currently, there is approximately 350,000 square feet of new commercial and industrial development under review or construction in the City with more expected.

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The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of 25,000 persons with an employment base of 15,000 to 20,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Chief Financial Officer/City Clerk, Community Development Director, Public Works Director and Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out.

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