STAMFORD, Conn. - Lindab Inc. is predicting that the spiral-duct manufacturer will experience 10 percent growth in 2003.

STAMFORD, Conn. - Lindab Inc. President Lars E.W. Nilsson is predicting that the spiral-duct manufacturer will experience 10 percent growth in sales for 2003.

Nilsson made the comments at a recent distributors meeting. To meet the goal, Nilsson said the spiral-duct company would expand its U.S. sales force and launch a new marketing campaign.

The company also announced it has become an Energy Star partner. The Energy Star label identifies energy-efficient products for use in homes and buildings.

Lindab also announced the addition of Temperature Equipment Co. in La Crosse, Wis., and Tom Barrow Co. in Nashville, Tenn., and in Jacksonville, Fla., as the newest members of the company's distribution network.

Temperature Equipment Co. has been in western Wisconsin for over 25 years. Tom Barrow's Jacksonville location will serve northeast Florida, while the Nashville location will cover central Tennessee. Founded in 1955, the company has 10 branches in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.

Lindab officials also said that Milwaukee Insulation has expanded its stocking location to include its branch office, Insulation Plus, located in Stevens Point, Wis. This new site has been added to serve customers base in central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Insulation is currently a Lindab distributor in Butler, Little Chute and Madison.

Milwaukee Insulation has been selling Lindab's line of Spiro duct products to contractors and engineers in Wisconsin for more than five years.