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Mouser Electronics Breaks Ground on New Headquarters Facility Expansion

Electronics Distributor Plans 402,000 SF Headquarters / Warehouse Building in Mansfield, Texas


ARLINGTON, TEXAS - November 21, 2005 - Mouser Electronics, Inc. has broken ground on a 229,000 SF expansion of their 173,000 SF Mansfield, Texas, headquarters facility.

A privately-held company, Mouser Electronics is the fastest growing electronics distributor in North America. A sign of the company's aggressive focus on customer service, Mouser is the only catalog distributor of electronic components to publish a new 1,600+ page print catalog every 90 days. The company's online store at www.mouser.com now offers more than 550,000 products as well.

Because of Mouser's fast growth and expanding product selection, the company needed to more than double the size of its existing facility, according to Mouser Electronics President & CEO, Glenn Smith. "We started planning the addition to the facility as soon as we saw that we needed it," he said. "By the time we had the planning and all the approvals in place, we had already grown to the next level."

The addition will add more than 229,000 SF of space to the existing building. More than 52,000 SF of new office space will accommodate offices, conference and meeting facilities, an expanded customer service call center, and a new data center. The data center will connect to multiple power sources and to three dedicated fiber communications lines to ensure uninterrupted Internet operations, a core component of Mouser's global sales operation.

Along with the office space, the addition will include 177,000 SF of new warehouse facilities. The automated, wireless warehouse will fully support the paperless systems in sales and order fulfillment. This advanced warehouse will play a key role in supporting Mouser's customer service philosophy, where the company fully process orders, from initial receipt all the way to delivery in as little as 15 minutes and ships any orders received by 8 p.m. the same day. A state-of-the-art fire suppression system will protect the inventory and the fully finished walls will help to maintain a clean, durable work environment.

All told, the expansion will increase the facility's size from 173,000 to 402,000 SF, making it the second largest building in Mansfield. (Interestingly, the largest building in Mansfield, the 455,000 Pier 1 Imports Distribution Center, was also built by Bob Moore Construction.) Ultimately the Mouser campus will grow from 18 acres and 392 parking spaces to 28 acres and 1,206 spaces. The expansion will mean additional jobs for Mansfield as well. With 470 employees currently on staff, Mouser is already the largest private employer in this Fort Worth, Texas suburb.

Bob Moore Construction is the general contractor and FRS Design Group is the architect for this project. Construction began the week of November 7, 2005, and is scheduled for completion June 4, 2006.

"One of the main reasons we chose Bob Moore Construction as our general contractor was because they quoted the shortest build time and we believed they would accomplish it," said Smith. "Meeting that schedule will be very important to us. Without it we would need to relocate some of our staff to temporary facilities."

"It will be exciting to play a part in the growth of this dynamic company," said Curt Hellen, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. "The new additions we have planned will enable Mouser to continue their remarkable success for many years to come. We're pleased to be working with the City of Mansfield again as well. We've recently completed several buildings in Mansfield, including Cinemark USA and Best Buy, and we've enjoyed a great working relationship with their leadership and government representatives. This expansion will mean more jobs and an even stronger future for the community, and it's gratifying to know we'll have a hand in making that happen."

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