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Metal Improvement Acquires Swedish Metal Treatment Facility

11 April 2002

News Release

April 11, 2002

The Metal Improvement Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, announced today that it has acquired Ytstruktur Arboga AB, a metal treatment firm located in Arboga, Sweden. The company specializes in controlled shot peening, non-destructive testing and other metal finishing processes. Ytstruktur Arboga services the Scandinavian market with a customer base concentration in the automotive, aerospace, and power generation industries.

Martin Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright, stated, “The addition of Ytstruktur Arboga provides us with access to an attractive new market and increases the number of our European metal treatment facilities to 11.”

Metal Improvement Company, headquartered in Paramus, NJ, is a recognized worldwide leader in providing outsourced shot-peening, shot-peen forming and heat treating. These metal treatment services are provided to the aerospace, defense, automotive, petrochemical, agricultural equipment, power generation, medical and metalworking industries. Operations are conducted through a network of 43 service facilities located in North America and Europe. More information on Metal Improvement Company can be found on the internet at

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