St. Louis-based Icon Machine Tool Inc. is now the exclusive distributor for Trumpf machine tools in Illinois and eastern Iowa.

The company continues to represent Trumpf's line of fabricating machinery and marking lasers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Illinois.

"Icon's technical competence and dedication to our customers' success is impressive," said Burke Doar, vice president of sales and marketing for Trumpf Inc. "Shane Stufflebean and Jeff Hall (of Icon Machine Tool) are doing an outstanding job of conveying the advantages of Trumpf machinery."

Icon was recently recognized for its efforts in increasing its sales and support of Trumpf products during the past fiscal year. The company was presented with Trumpf's Most Improved Distributor Performance Award.

"We feel privileged to represent the Trumpf product line in Chicago, as well as the rest of Illinois, eastern Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas," said Stufflebean, president of Icon.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to expand Icon northward," added Hall, vice president of Icon Machine Tool.