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Twin Disc Honors Great Lakes Power for 40 Year Distributor Relationship

Mentor, OH - September 9, 2014 - Mentor Ohio-based Great Lakes Power Products, Inc., was recently honored by Racine Wisconson-based Twin Disc, Inc., for 40 years as an authorized distributor.

The award was presented at the Annual North American Twin Disc Distributors Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

Great Lakes Power began it's distributor relationship with Twin Disc in 1973 when Great Lakes Power's founder, Harry Allen, Jr., began representing the Ohio Twin Disc territory with a single location in Mentor, Ohio. (Mr. Allen was formerlly Manager of Product Development for Twin Disc prior to founding Great Lakes Power.) Over the years, Mr. Allen grew the business to its current geographical footprint with 9 locations and has added to its portfolio other distribution and manufactured products which are sold world-wide.

"Twin Disc is the core of our power transmission distribution and service business and we're proud to be partnered with one of the global leaders in the manufacture of power transmission products.," commented Rick Pennza, President of Great Lakes Power. "Great Lakes Power is honored to have been a part of the Twin Disc family these many years" he concluded.

Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products offered include: marine transmissions, surface drives, propellers and boat management systems, as well as power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches and control systems. The Company sells its products to customers primarily in the commercial, military, and pleasure craft marine markets, as well as in the energy/oil and gas, forestry, and industrial markets.

The Great Lakes Power group of companies represents leading global off-highway power transmission, drive train and other related industrial component manufacturers such as Twin Disc, Dana Spicer, Clark-Hurth, Funk Manufacturing, Durst, Cotta Transmission, TDI, Axletech, Carrarro, Wichita Clutch, Kongsberg Automotive, Interlube, Donaldson, Racor and other leading off-highway power transmission equipment and parts manufacturers. The Company's success lies in its ability to bring together the strengths of each organization to expertly solve customer's power transmission and drive train application problems. Great Lakes Power adds value for it's customers by providing the best power transmission and drive train products, parts and services available in the industry.

Contact Great Lakes Power Products at 800-325-6880, .

Great Lakes Power personnel receiving award from Twin Disc - photo

Twin Disc honors Great Lakes Power at the Annual North American Twin Disc Distributors Meeting in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
From left to right:
John Batten, President of Twin Disc, Inc.
Harry Allen III, V.P. and Chief Engineer for Great Lakes Power Products
Sam Profilo, V.P. and General Manager, North Atlantic Power Products, a Division of Great Lakes Power
Bill Long, Manager Marine Gear Sales, North Atlantic Power Products, a Division of Great Lakes Power
Rick Pennza, President, Great Lakes Power Products

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