EWS Tool Technologies of Germany Purchases MN-Based Command Tooling Systems

RAMSEY, MN-January 14, 2008-EWS Tool Technologies of Germany ("EWS"), a leading manufacturer of driven and static tools, announces the purchase of Command Tooling Systems, LLC ("Command"), a U.S. manufacturer of CNC Toolholders. Headquartered in Uhingen, Germany, EWS offers worldwide distribution including facilities located in China, Korea, and France.

Command will continue to offer its current product lines, including standard and custom toolholders, specialty toolholders, along with its full line of ThermoLock® Shrink-fit products and the URMA modular boring systems and reamers. With the addition of EWS, Command will significantly expand its global presence along with its product lines, including a complete offering of driven and static tools. "This is a very exciting opportunity for Command and the U.S. machining industry," stated Robert Rubenstahl, CEO & President of Command/EWS. "The EWS driven tool product line is one of the best in the world and will now be widely-available in North America."

The Command/EWS complete product offerings will be premiering in Chicago this September at IMTS 08, booth #F-2172.

Command/EWS is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Command/EWS is committed to providing tooling solutions of the highest quality, with immediate availability.

For more information contact: Command Tooling Systems; 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd., Ramsey, MN 55303 Ph: 763-576-6910 Fax: 763-576-6911. www.commandtool.com.

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