Lexington, Kentucky (March 15, 2006): LBX Company, makers of Link-Belt Earthmoving, Forestry and Material Handling Equipment, announced the appointment of Ludwig's Equipment, LLC as the authorized distributor of Link-Belt Excavators and Material Handling Equipment in eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. This appointment is effective immediately.

"We are pleased to have the team Ludwig's Equipment representing our products in the Philadelphia area," said Mike Davis, director of sales & marketing for LBX. "We look forward to a very productive partnership with Ludwig's Equipment."

Ludwig's headquarters is located on Route 100 in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania at the corner of Route 100 and 401. Ludwig's Equipment is online at www.ludwigsequipment.com.

Based in Lexington, Ky., LBX Company, LLC produces and distributes Link-Belt brand excavators, scrap/material handlers and forestry equipment. The company is online at www.lbxco.com