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3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131

United States

Phone: 402-346-1400

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e, aerospace, engineering and machines industries. IMC operates a regional central warehouse system with locations in Israel, United States, Belgium and Brazil. Additional small quantities of products are maintained at local IMC offices to provide on-time customer support and inventory management. Berkshire owns Albecca, Inc. (Albecca) and CTB International Corp. (CTB). Albecca primarily does business under the Larson-Juhl name. Albecca designs, manufactures and distributes a line of custom framing products, including wood and metal moulding, matboard, foamboard, glass, equipment and other framing supplies in the U.S., Canada, and fourteen countries outside of North America. CTB operates as designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems used in the grain industry and in the production of poultry, hogs and eggs. Berkshire owns Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) which is a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, utility cargo and office trailers, busses and pontoon boats. Its products are sold in the United States and Canada through an independent dealer network. Forest River has manufacturing facilities in Indiana, California, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon and Texas. The Scott Fetzer Companies are a diversified group of 21 businesses that manufacture and distribute various products for residential, industrial and institutional use. The two most significant of these businesses are Kirby home cleaning systems and Campbell Hausfeld products. Service Businesses Berkshire owns FlightSafety International, Inc. (FSI), which engages primarily in the business of providing technology training to operators of aircraft and ships. FSI’s training activities include: advanced pilot training in the operation of aircraft and air traffic control procedures; aircrew training for military and other government personnel; aircraft maintenance technician training; ab-initio (primary) pilot training to individuals for private and commercial pilots’ licenses; and ship handling and related training services. FSI also develops classroom instructional systems and materials for use in its training business and for sale to others. Berkshire owns NetJets, Inc. (NJ), a provider of fractional ownership programs for general aviation aircraft. As of December 31, 2006, the NetJets program operated 15 aircraft types. The fractional ownership of aircraft concept permits customers to acquire a specific percentage of a certain aircraft type and allows them to utilize the aircraft for a specified number of flight hours per annum. In addition, NJ provides management, ground support and flight operation services to customers after the sale. In 2001, NJ entered into an alliance with an independent company, Marquis Jet Partners, Inc. (Marquis). Under this alliance, Marquis leases and purchases fractional interests and management services from NJ and resells them to its customers in the form of a prepaid Marquis Jet Card, which entitles the customer to 25 hours of flight time. Berkshire acquired Business Wire, in February 2006. Business Wire’s core business is the electronic dissemination of full-text news releases daily to the media, the Internet, online services and databases and the global investment community in 150 countries and 45 languages. The Pampered Chef, LTD (TPC) is the major direct seller of kitchen tools in the United States. International Dairy Queen services a system of approximately 6,000 stores operating under the names Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and Karmelkorn that offer various dairy desserts, beverages, prepared foods, blended fruit drinks, popcorn and other snack foods. Retailing Businesses Berkshire’s retailing businesses primarily consist of various independently managed home furnishings and jewelry operations. The home furnishings businesses are the Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM), R.C. Willey Home Furnishings (R.C. Willey), Star Furniture Company (Star), and Jordan’s Furniture, Inc. (Jordan’s). NFM is 80% owned by Berkshire, and R.C. Willey, Star and Jordan’s are 100% owned by Berkshire. NFM, R.C. Willey, Star and Jordan’s each offer a selection of furniture, bedding and accessories. In addition, NFM and R.C. Will

 

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