Durham, N.C.-based ShopBot Tool Products to Appear Sunday Night on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

Apr 30, 2004, 01:00 ET from ShopBot Tools, Inc.

    DURHAM, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Products cut on ShopBot CNCs,
 manufactured by Durham-based ShopBot Tools Inc., the leading manufacturer of
 affordable, high-performance CNC tools, will appear on ABC's "Extreme
 Makeover: Home Addition" this Sunday, May 2.  Ty, the host and featured
 carpenter on "Extreme Makeover: Home Addition," has a ShopBot and uses it to
 cut pieces for the show as well as his new furniture line at "Furniture
     "Ty sketched out some 'snowboardish' shapes for one of the children's
 rooms," said Rob Williams, Ty's head of operations at "Furniture Unlimited."
 "He faxed the sketches over to me and I redesigned them using ShopBot design
 software and then cut the boards out for him on the ShopBot CNC."
     This will be ShopBot's second TV appearance with Ty.  The first was in
 October 2003 on the "Trading Spaces" $100,000 episode.
     "I am also using the ShopBot to work on some items that will appear on the
 first episode that is being done outside California," said Williams.  "These
 products will air opposite the 'Friends' finale."
     "We are very excited to see products cut on our tools receiving national
 spotlight," said Martha Barbour, business manager at ShopBot Tools, Inc.
     Readers can learn more about Ty and his furniture designs online
 at www.tythehandyguy.com and www.furniture-unlimited.com .
     About ShopBot Tools, Inc.:
     ShopBot Tools, Inc. is based in Durham, N.C. and designs, manufactures and
 provides technical support for low-cost, high-value computer numerically
 controlled (CNC) cutting machines.  ShopBot was founded by CEO Ted Hall,
 Ph.D., a Duke University professor in neuroscience, who developed the tool
 while building plywood boats as a hobby.  After several years of development,
 the company opened in 1997 - selling tools out of Dr. Hall's barn.  With
 nearly 3,000 ShopBots in 45 countries, ShopBot is now one of the largest
 producers of CNC flatbed routers in North America.  It currently employees 30
 people in the Durham, N.C. area.  For more information
 visit: www.shopbottools.com

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