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February 18, 2008

Metal Improvement Company Opens New Shot Peening Facility in Spain

Seville, Spain, Feb. 18 — Metal Improvement Company (MIC) recently expanded its worldwide network of shot peening facilities to 38 with the opening of a new 12,920-square-foot plant in Seville, Spain. The new facility enables MIC to provide faster turntimes and better service for customers throughout southern Spain, which is the heart of the country’s aircraft industry, as well as customers from Portugal.

The Seville facility has ISO 9000 approvals and will specialize in processing a variety of large to mid-size aluminum aircraft components including spars, ribs and fixtures. In addition, the facility will provide peen forming services for shaping of aircraft wing structural components and dimensional restoration of components that have become distorted due to machining or other metal working processes.

MIC’s new 12,920-square-foot facility in Seville, Spain provides shot peening and peen forming services. The new MIC Seville facility features a custom spar processing machine designed and constructed by MIC’s UK Engineering Division.

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