Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries and employees to offer equal opportunities for employment, promotions, and personal growth to all. This policy required that The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. avoid the denial of employment or growth opportunity to any person through discrimination of any kind. The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. recognizes and assumes its responsibility to comply completely with the statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity. The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. will at all times, seek and employ the best qualified personnel in all of its facilities and will administer all personnel activities including recruitment, selection, training, salary, promotion, layoff, educational assistance, and social functions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicap.

In addition to the compliance with all existing laws, The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. commits itself to a program of Affirmative Action which will bring about a greater utilization of minority groups, females, handicapped, and Vietnam era veterans. This program sets forth the actions expected of everyone in The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. organization to bring about the desired results. Employment objectives have been established and it is expected that all corporate units will expend every effort to achieve the stated goals.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Officer will be responsible for developing, communicating, and monitoring the program, as well as for issuing periodic reports of progress. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer will stand ready to assist The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc.�s supervisory personnel in the implementation of this program throughout the company.

These policies have been created not only to comply with existing laws and regulations, but as an expression of my own personal intentions and feelings. I am confident that The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. organization will respect, support, and implement these policies on the highest priority basis and that we will succeed in the achievement of the stated goals.

L. Bradley Whitford President

Corporate EEO Officer: Melissa Niedermaeir Ph. No.: (585)593-3601 Ext. 32 (1/01/07)