ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Charles Industries, Ltd.'s Telecommunications Group today announced that it has contracted with Canada's top Telecom manufacturer's sales representative company, JFC Solutions, to promote Charles' outside plant and broadband communications products in all Canadian provinces.

Charles Industries has earned a strong reputation for providing field-proven outside plant environmental enclosures and buried distribution pedestals for copper and fiber optic networks throughout North America. The company also manufactures innovative extended-reach DSL solutions -- including AdrenaLine, Smart Coil and the High Speed Voice and Data Link -- that help service providers deliver high-speed Internet access to their most remote customers. JFC Solutions will represent these Charles product lines to the Canadian market, helping build customer awareness and preference for Charles solutions.

"The Canadian market presents an opportunity for growth," stated Mark Rahmel, director, distributor/special market sales for Charles Industries. "JFC Solutions has a proven record of dedicated customer service and support. JFC's extensive sales resources will greatly contribute to growing our market share in Canada, especially for our key product lines of fiber distribution pedestals and extended-reach DSL solutions."

JFC Solutions will provide sales, training and technical support of Charles products to Canadian telecommunications providers, construction and engineering firms, municipalities, government institutions, and Charles' Canadian distribution partners.

"We're very pleased Charles has chosen JFC to represent its products in the Canadian market," said Jay Frezell, president of sales and marketing for JFC. "Charles and JFC have a mutual commitment to truly add value for their customers. We hope to leverage our professional sales team's efforts and our experience to help build the Charles brand in Canada, while offering the highest levels of customer service and support."

About Charles Industries, Ltd.

2008 marks Charles Industries' 40th year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2000 and TL 9000-H R4.0 certified and employs more than 500 professionals in its Rolling Meadows, Illinois, corporate headquarters and four U.S.-based manufacturing plants. For further information, please visit or call (847) 806-6300.

About JFC Solutions

JFC Solutions is Canada's largest Telecommunications Rep Firm who has been servicing Canadian customers for over 12 years. JFC services the Canadian market from its Vancouver base's Customer Service Center and via Regional Sales Managers spread out across the country. An award winning sales and service team with 2007 sales that exceeded $43 million, JFC is focused on providing Canadian customers the best service possible. For further information, please visit or call (800) 815-9959.

Contact Information: For more information: Brad Wackerlin Charles Industries, Ltd. (847) 258-8458