(Milwaukee, WI – January 31, 2012)  U-Line Corporation, the leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine preservation appliances, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers announced today that Milestone Distributors has acquired SunWest Appliance Distributing. Milestone will take over SunWest’s distribution facility and showroom and service the marketplace effective January 31, 2012.

As a family owned and operated business, Milestone Distributors began its mission in 1974 under the leadership of Kirk Woodall and has grown to three sales divisions: Milestone Distributors (major appliance sales), Milestone Water (luxury plumbing and decorative hardware) and MD|LG (LG Studio Series and core product sales). Milestone also is home to Milestone Signature Service which facilitates post-sale warranty and parts support for their vendors and customers.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Milestone services the states of Texas, Louisiana and parts of Mississippi and Arkansas, and will now also service New Mexico, Arizona and Southern Nevada through the acquisition of SunWest Distributors, the distributor for Viking Range Corporation, U-Line, Elica ventilation hoods and The Brew Express built-in coffeemakers. Milestone will take over operation of the SunWest distribution facility and it’s fully functional showroom located in Tempe, Arizona.

Milestone Distributors’ mission is to be the premier sales, marketing, service, and distribution solution to premium and luxury product vendors in the kitchen and bath industries. “We are committed to achieving this by developing regional and strategic sales channels based on excellent service; strong, profitable relationships; and a product and service offering that allows for significant market share within our customer base,” said Ramsay Woodall, President of Milestone Distributors.

“We are confident that Milestone will continue to be a valuable asset to our brand and dealer base as they expand in the Southwest market and sell and support the full line of U-Line products,” said Mark Russell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of U-Line Corporation.

For five decades U-Line has been synonymous with innovation, quality and selection of premium undercounter appliances.  Providing versatility for multiple applications, including light commercial, outdoor and marine use, U-Line’s complete product collection includes undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine preservation appliances, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers, refrigerator freezers. Energy efficiency is a priority at U-Line, offering the largest selection of ENERGY STAR® qualified undercounter refrigerators.  U-Line is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, and has an office in Laguna Beach, CA.  For more information on U-Line and its products, visit www.u-line.com.

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Or contact: Lara Snyder, Brand Manager at U-Line Corporation

Direct Line: 949-715-7952, Email: lara@u-line.com