- MRC Press Release - January 10, 2005

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2005) - Japan-based shaft manufacturer MRC Composite Products Co, LTD announces the opening of its United States sales and marketing headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. Establishing this office was essential, after increasing the company's focus on working more closely with the major U.S.-based club OEMs and seeing more top us Tour professionals adopting Mitsubishi shafts. MRC is establishing a U.S.-based sales support team at this location in preparation for the company';s introduction of a top-quality golf shaft to the U.S. consumer market in February of 2005.

The Carlsbad headquarters is under the direction of Hikaru Shiraishi, General Manager overseeing global operations and sales of graphite shafts. Also operating from Carlsbad are Mark Gunther, National Sales Director and industry veteran since 1994, and Larry Bischmann, Director of North America who has worked in the golf industry since 1996.

This new office, which is open for business effective immediately, is located at 5431 Avenida Encinas, Suite K, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Its phone number is 760.929.0001 and fax is 760.929.1283.

MRC GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD., dedicated to designing and developing the world's finest composite golf shafts in performance and quality. MRC GOLF leverages their own resources and raw materials (vertical integration), which gives them a competitive advantage. Over the years, MRC GOLF has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using Mitsubishi Rayon golf shafts, MRC GOLF has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD. was established in 1933 as a manufacturer of rayon fibers. Since then, the company's interests have diversified to include specialized chemicals, plastics, and other synthetic fibers. Through continuous design and innovation, MRC has expanded its business focus into other areas that include resin systems, carbon fibers and composite materials, and a variety of other specialty products, including composite golf shafts. MRC's vertical integration advantage, the ability to design, develop and manufacture any combination of resins and fibers, sets them apart from their competition and gives them a competitive advantage. Today, MRC is recognized as the world leader in manufacturing and supplying carbon fiber and composite materials for performance based sporting goods applications.

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Contact: info@mrc-golf.com
Telephone: (760) 929-0001