EGL Company, Inc. Announces Mer Plus™ Electrodes -- The Safe, Reliable Neon Electrode

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EGL Company, Inc. has expanded on the world's most extensive neon electrode line with the introduction of the EGL Mer Plus™ electrode. The EGL Mer Plus™ electrode is a specially designed neon electrode which contains mercury in a protective capsule. This electrode allows neon professionals to process neon or cold cathode tubing in a quick and efficient procedure -- eliminating the risk of mercury exposure.

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EGL Company, Inc. has expanded on the world's most extensive neon electrode line with the introduction of the EGL Mer Plus™ electrode. The EGL Mer Plus™ electrode is a specially designed neon electrode which contains mercury in a protective capsule. This electrode allows neon professionals to process neon or cold cathode tubing in a quick and efficient procedure -- eliminating the risk of mercury exposure.

First demonstrated at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, NV in April of 2007, the Mer Plus™ electrode was designed by neon professionals specifically for neon sign and lighting applications. Intended to cut down production time for neon professionals, this neon electrode will save sign shops money and improve productivity. The Mer Plus™ electrode is a safe alternative to building mercury traps and injecting your own mercury, which are currently standard procedures for processing regular neon electrodes. Using the EGL Mer Plus™ electrode is the safest way to properly process neon and cold cathode tubing as it removes all open mercury in neon shops - eliminating the possibility of exposure to mercury.

Harold Cortese Jr., president of the EGL Company, Inc., is proud to introduce this new neon product into today's developing neon market - "In today's evolving lighting market, we felt it was important to develop a neon electrode that eliminates all loose mercury in neon shops. We spent extensive time and resources developing the EGL Mer Plus™ electrode to help make processing neon more efficient, economical, and safe. Using the EGL Mer Plus™ electrode will eliminate all safety concerns when it comes to mercury exposure. The response we received on the Mer Plus™ electrode at the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas was overwhelming, and we are pleased to have been able to demonstrate this product at the largest sign exhibition in the United States."

The EGL Company, Inc. currently offers 4 models of the Mer Plus™ electrode - 15CL 2 7/8, 15CL 2 5/8, 15CM, and the 13CL. Each varies in size and rating, and plans are in place to expand the line to offer additional sizes for every neon application. The EGL Mer Plus™ electrode is now available worldwide through sign supply distributors at reasonable prices.

The EGL Company, Inc. was formed by Ralph Cortese in 1930 and has been the world leader in producing neon components, neon electrodes, and neon tubing since its inception. Today, the EGL Company, Inc. is still owned and operated by the Cortese family, now in its 4th generation. EGL continues to be the world leader in the neon industry, and plans to diversify its product line to service the specialty lighting industry.

For additional information please visit http://www.egl-neon.com or contact:

Michael Cortese
EGL Company, Inc.
100 Industrial Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Phone: 908-508-1111
Fax: 908-508-1122

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