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Ushering in the New - Lively Distributing Goes with Thermo King's All-New T-Series

(Minneapolis - March 19, 2009) - Always a company to welcome new technology, Lively Distributing, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, is among the first in the world to begin running the all-new T-Series truck units from Thermo King. The new line of temperature control units for straight trucks is being formally launched at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville on March 19th.

Lively Distributing, founded with a single truck in 1973, has grown into the largest privately owned and operated dairy and ice cream distribution company west of the Mississippi River. Running a fleet of more than 30 trucks, the company delivers over 15,000 products to customers large and small throughout the Phoenix Valley and Tucson.

Owners Bernard and Jody Lively, longtime Thermo King customers, were excited to go with the new T-Series units. "All our trucks are equipped with Thermo King units, and we've been running the TS-300 units and TS-500 units for years. We heard the new T-Series units were going to be even better, so we were excited to give them a try," says Jody Lively.

In the short period the company has been running the new units, impressions have been very favorable. According to Lively driver Tito Diaz, "The unit runs very smooth and quiet without shaking the truck, and it gets cold quick!" With improved performance and reliability, greater fuel savings, fewer emissions, reduced noise, and easier operation and service, the T-Series is ready to deliver the features the industry has been asking for.

Another key ingredient to the successful Lively/Thermo King partnership has been the outstanding support of the local Thermo King dealership, Thermo King West, Inc. of Phoenix. "Our representative, Lisa Mahler, is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in all areas," says Lively. "It helps to work with such a dedicated team that understands our business."

Lively is always exploring new opportunities, including several new distribution items that compliment the current line, and looks forward to working with Thermo King to continue to grow the business. For more information on Lively Distributing, go to www.livelyfoods.com.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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