PLP Introduces Ranchmate™ March 27 2013

Preformed Line Products Introduces Ranchmate™, Fencing with a Twist®
Utility industry technology helps farmers and ranchers build and repair wire fence


March 27 , 2013 – Mayfield Village, Ohio – Preformed Line Products (Nasdaq: PLPC) today announced the national launch of Ranchmate™, a line of measurably superior wire fence construction and repair products. The AgSystems Division of Preformed Line Products (PLP) has applied its proprietary technology – originally developed for the utility industry nearly 70 years ago – to its Ranchmate products for use with high tensile smooth and barbed wire fencing. With Ranchmate, now farmers and ranchers can build and mend fences like utility linesman have built and fixed overhead conductor lines for decades.

 Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products (PLP) is an international designer and manufacturer of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, high-speed cross-connect devices, fiber connectivity components, structured cabling solutions and photovoltaic system components and enclosures - across the country and around the globe. “Ranchmate capitalizes on our proprietary technology and brings it to American farmers and ranchers,” says Ryan Ruhlman, manager of new business development and marketing communications for PLP.

Ranchmate’s line of fencing products includes tools that make fencing quick and easy. Ranchmate products are stronger, more durable, safer and measurably superior to anything else on the market. Ranchmate splices and dead ends are made from Class 3 or higher galvanized steel that won’t crack or rust and will likely outlast the fence wire they are used to repair. The technology is so simple to use that no tools are required and anyone can easily mend or construct a fence.

As part of PLP’s commitment to fostering future generations of agricultural professionals, AgSystems provides support to the National FFA organization. As officially licensed FFA products, every sale of Ranchmate products supports the National FFA organization.

Ranchmate products are available through farm and hardware supply stores nationwide. To learn more about how to use Ranchmate products and experience “Fencing with a Twist ®,” visit www.Ranchmate.com.

About Preformed Line Products
Preformed Line Products (PLP) serves four distinct core markets: communications, energy, special industries and solar. PLP is an international designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware and systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, high-speed cross-connect devices and hardware for the solar industry.