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Coble Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for Second Time

Tom Coble, president of Coble Trench Safety, was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award in the Carolinas, the second time Coble has received this acknowledgement. The Ernst & Young awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Coble was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event June 17 at the Westin Charlotte.

To Coble, the award recognizes what Coble Trench Safety has achieved since 2002.

“When Coble Trench Safety first entered the trench safety industry, we had grand dreams and one branch location,” Coble said. “We opened our initial location, the Raleigh, N.C., branch, focused on providing contractors a viable provider for trench safety products and services. We just opened our 10th location this January in Atlanta, a testament to the commitment to superior customer service and product quality we bring to customers through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It is our goal to expand the geographic footprint of Coble Trench Safety throughout the East Coast. Being recognized once again for this prestigious award amongst some truly great regional companies is truly an honor.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year. It has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 135 cities in 50 countries. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the national award, which will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 13.

Coble Trench Safety has branch locations in Atlanta; Baltimore; Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C.; Norfolk and Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C.

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