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Tom’s of Maine Summer Factory Tours Now Open to the Public

June 25, 2007

KENNEBUNK and SANFORD, Maine, June 25 /PRNewswire/ — Tom’s of Maine, a leading natural personal care company, is pleased to announce that tours of its Sanford, Maine, production facility are now open to the public.

Tom’s of Maine loves to welcome people and show the public how our oral and body care products are produced in our green facility, which is powered by wind energy. Getting a behind-the-scenes peek at how the Tom’s factory operates has always been a special part of the Tom’s of Maine experience. Smell the natural raw ingredients and guess what type of toothpaste we’re making-spearmint, wintermint, fennel, or orange-mango? Visit Kate’s Herb Garden, enjoy free samples, sign our “Wall of Fame,” and learn about our values-driven company. Children receive a free coloring book and the tour is handicap-accessible. Please stop by, we’d love to see you!

   (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050713/NEW010LOGO )    Tour details    -- Tours will be offered in the summer only, Monday through Thursday at      9:30, 10:30, 1:00, and 2:00, and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. They take      around 45 minutes.  The last day for 2007 tours will be Friday,      August 31.    -- Reservations are required-call 1-800-FOR-TOMS (1-800-367-8667) or stop      by the Tom's of Maine Outlet Store in Kennebunk to make a reservation      in person.    -- Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.    -- Tom's tour information can be found at:      http://www.tomsofmaine.com/about/tours.asp    -- Take a virtual tour of Tom's at:      http://www.tomsofmaine.com/about/tour_factory.asp   

Directions to the Tom’s of Maine Factory, 27 Community Drive, Sanford, Maine:

   From Boston, Portsmouth, Florida, and other points south:    -- Take I-95 North over the Piscataqua Bridge into Maine.    -- Continue on I-95 about 20 minutes until you reach the entry toll plaza      for the Maine Turnpike.    -- Pay the toll and continue on the Maine Turnpike until exit 19.    -- Get off the Turnpike at Exit 19 (Wells) and turn right onto Route 109      towards Sanford.    -- Follow Route 109 until you reach Sanford Industrial Estate-Eagle Drive,      which is on the right and across from the Sanford Airport and the fire      station.    -- Follow Eagle Drive to the end and turn right onto Community Drive.    -- The Tom's of Maine Factory will be on your right. The address is 27      Community Drive.    From Portland, Canada, and other points north:    -- Take I-95 South until Exit 25.    -- Get off the Turnpike at Exit 19 (Wells) and turn right onto Route 109      towards Sanford.    -- Follow Route 109 until you reach Sanford Industrial Estate-Eagle Drive,      which is on the right and across from the Sanford Airport and the fire      station.    -- Follow Eagle Drive to the end and turn right onto Community Drive.    -- The Tom's of Maine Factory will be on your right. The address is 27      Community Drive.   

If you get lost on your way to visit us, feel free to call 1-800-FOR-TOMS (1-800-367-8667) and we’ll help you find your way.

To purchase Tom’s of Maine products or find a store near you visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/.

Founded in Kennebunk, Maine, by Tom and Kate Chappell in 1970, Tom’s of Maine creates effective personal care products using simple, natural ingredients derived from plants and minerals. Tom’s of Maine products– toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, deodorant, and soap–do not contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors, flavors, or animal ingredients and are tested for safety and efficacy without the use of animals; are biodegradable and are packaged in earth-friendly ways. The Tom’s of Maine philosophy of “Natural Care” guides the company in doing what is right for customers, employees, communities, and the environment. Tom’s fulfills its Natural Care mission by donating 10% of profits to charitable organizations; by encouraging employees to use 5% of paid work time to volunteer; by adhering to standards of natural, sustainable, and responsible; and by not testing on animals. Visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/ for more information and to let us know what you think of our products!

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Tom’s of Maine

CONTACT: Susan Dewhirst of Tom’s of Maine, +1-207-985-2944, ext. 363

Web site: http://www.tomsofmaine.com/




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