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United Space Alliance Presents Certificate of Appreciation to E/M Coating Services

2 November 2003

News Release

November 2, 2003

The United Space Alliance has presented E/M Coating Services a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the company’s work in support of the space shuttle program.

Lloyd Gregg, Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) Program Management Director for the United Space Alliance, presented the certificate to the employees of E/M Coating Services’ Hartford facility in recognition of their high quality work and responsiveness. William Manginelli, Manager of the Hartford facility, accepted the certificate, which contains a small flag that flew on the last complete mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia (Mission STS-109), on behalf of the employees. Also representing the United Space Alliance was Carol Farran, Procurement Director, Doug Whalin, SRB Safety, Quality and Mission Assurance Director and Gary Henderson, Assistant to the SRB Associate Program Manager.

The E/M Coating Services facility in Hartford applied Microseal® solid film lubricant coating to door seals used on the space shuttle. Microseal has proven effective in operating in the extreme conditions and temperatures of space. The facility also applied Lube-Lok® solid film lubricant to spherical washers used for attaching the solid rocket boosters to the mobile launch pad.

The United Space Alliance, headquartered in Houston, TX, offers products and services in space flight training, space hardware processing, launch and return operations and on-orbit operations. It is jointly owned by The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation and serves as NASA’s prime contractor for the space shuttle. Additional information about the United Space Alliance can be found by visiting

E/M Coating Services, a division of the Metal Improvement Company, operates six U.S.-based facilities and is the largest applicator of solid film lubricant coatings in North America.

Metal Improvement Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW), provides precision metal finishing services that include shot and laser peening, peen forming, heat treating and coating services through 51 facilities located in North America and Europe.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, headquartered in Roseland, NJ, is a diversified company that designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications in addition to providing metal treatment services. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found by visiting

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