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3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131

United States

Phone: 402-346-1400


ican Tile. Products are sold primarily in the Southwest United States through company-operated sales offices. Acme distributes products primarily to homebuilders and masonry and general contractors. Acme operates 23 clay brick manufacturing facilities located in six states, seven concrete block facilities in Texas and one stone quarry fabrication facility in Texas. Berkshire owns Benjamin Moore & Co. (Benjamin Moore), a formulator, manufacturer and retailer of a range of primarily architectural coatings, available primary in the United States and Canada. Products include water-thinnable and solvent-thinnable general purpose coatings (paints, stains and clear finishes) for use by the general public, contractors and industrial and commercial users. Products are marketed under various registered brand names, including Regal, Superspec, Superhide, Moorgard and Aura. Benjamin Moore relies primarily on an independent dealer network for the distribution of its products. The network consists of approximately 3,800 retailers with approximately 4,900 storefronts in the United States and Canada. Benjamin Moore also owns and manages various multiple-outlet stores and stores in various parts of the United States and Canada serving primarily contractors and general consumers. Included in the 4,900 storefronts at December 31, 2006 were 129 Benjamin Moore majority-owned stores positioned in the market as independent retailers that offer a range of products, including Benjamin Moore brands and other competitor coatings, wallcoverings, window treatments and sundries. Berkshire owns Johns Manville (JM), which serves the building products industry. JM is the manufacturer of a line of formaldehyde-free fiber glass building insulation products. JM also manufacturers fiber glass insulation products for pipe and duct systems and use by original equipment manufacturers of automotive, appliance, marine and other industrial product producers. JM is a full-line supplier of roofing systems and components for low-slope commercial and industrial roofs in North America. In addition, JM manufactures nonwoven mats, fabrics and fibers used as reinforcements in building and industrial applications, and air and liquid filtration media. JM operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China and conducts research and development at other facilities. JM sells its products through various channels, including contractors, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and fabricators. Berkshire owns a 90% equity interest in MiTek, Inc. (MiTek), which provides engineered connector products, engineering software and services and computer-driven manufacturing machinery to the truss fabrication segment of the building components industry. Primary customers are truss fabricators who manufacture pre-fabricated roof and floor trusses and wall panels for the residential building market as well as the light commercial and institutional construction industry. MiTek also participates in the light gauge steel framing market under the Ultra-Span name. MiTek operates 20 manufacturing facilities located in 10 countries and 29 sales/engineering offices located in 14 countries. Products are sold to customers in approximately 90 countries. Other Manufacturing Businesses: Berkshire acquired an 80% interest in ISCAR Metalworking Companies (IMC) in July 2006. IMC is a multinational manufacturer of consumable precision carbide metal cutting tools for applications in a range of industrial end markets through its Iscar, TaeguTec, Ingersoll and other IMC subsidiaries. IMC’s manufacturing facilities are located in Israel, United States, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, South Korea, China, India, Japan and Brazil. IMC has five primary product lines: milling tools, gripping tools, turning/thread tools, drilling tools and tooling. The main products are split within each product line between consumable cemented tungsten carbide inserts and steel tool holders. Metal cutting inserts are used by industrial manufactures to cut metals and are consumed during their use in cutting applications. IMC’s customer base include multinational businesses in the automotiv


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