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9 U.S. salons receive 5 Star Salon award from ETS Tan


INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Sept. 29, 2008) – Nine salons located throughout the nation have earned a five-star rating from the indoor tanning industry’s top supplier of indoor tanning equipment and salon support, a designation that acknowledges their success in business, their products and services and their high level of customer service.

At the Indoor Tanning Association’s World Tanning Expo in Nashville, ETS Tan publicly honored these salons with its 5 Star Salon award at an evening gala:

Cape Coral Tan Co., located in Cape Coral, Fla., owned by Don Kirste

B-Tan Too, located in Palm Springs, Calif., owned by James Dodson

Altima Tan, located in North Canton, Ohio, owned by Tim Freeman

Fusion, located in Knoxville, Tenn., owned by Noel Russell

Bay Tanning, located in Bayside, NY, owned by Greg Masaitis

Solar Tan, located in Miamisburg, Ohio, owned by Heather Collinsworth

SunCare, located in Albuquerque, NM, owned by Rick Preiser

Texas Tan, located in San Antonio, Texas, owned by Brandy Bergeron

Sahara Tanning Salon, located in Hurricane, W. Va., owned by Gus Assi

“Our 5 Star Salon award winners are top salons that offer the latest technologies for customers to achieve maximum results,” said ETS Tan CEO Bill Pipp. “They also offer more services than ever before to meet customer demands, such as affordable light therapy treatments to help rejuvenate the skin and teeth-whitening treatments. The recipients of our 5 Star Salon award this year also stand out because customer service is their top priority.”

The 5 Star Salon program was created by Indianapolis-based ETS Tan, the global leader in manufacturing and distributing indoor tanning beds, tanning equipment and business support for salon owners, as a way to professionally recognize proven, innovative and professional salons that provide indoor tanning services.

The award commends these salons for being successful businesses, promoting responsible tanning in a clean environment staffed by skin care professionals, offering the best equipment and products to their clients and placing a high emphasis on outstanding customer service.

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ETS Tan LLC, headquartered at 7445 Company Drive in Indianapolis, is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of indoor tanning beds and provides the latest in tanning equipment and technology to companies including California Tan, Designer Skin, The Tan Company, Planet Beach Tanning Spa, Ultra Tan and Malibu Tanning. ETS Tan and sister companies Australian Gold and Helios are part of The New Sunshine LLC. For more, call ETS Tan at (800) 720.3458 or visit


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