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Gordon Brush Announces Acquisition of JEK, Inc.


COMMERCE, CA, Sept. 29, 2006 - Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of JEK, Inc, a leading manufacturer of brushes and abrasives for the printed circuit board and surface finishing and conditioning industries.

Gordon Brush will relocate all of JEK's assets to their modern 51,000 square foot facility outside Los Angeles, California. The company is excited to add JEK's high quality coil, pumice, abrasive nylon, and non-woven brushes to their own product line that already features a variety of unique brushes suited for the electronics industry. President Ken Rakusin says, "I am eager for the acquisition to take place and see a tremendous opportunity of growth for Gordon Brush and its new JEK product line. It's very exciting to acquire a company that has over 30 years of expertise in the printed circuit board and surface finishing and conditioning industries".

Although JEK, Inc. is viewed as a primary source for brushes and abrasives in the printed circuit board industry, the company prides itself on the ability to manufacture products for other industries and applications. Condenser tube cleaning brushes, water barriers, conveyor cleaners, wood sanding, wood buffing and metal sheet cleaning are just a few of the other applications where JEK brushes are being used. In addition to its success in the states, JEK also experiences tremendous success internationally, with customers in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, and South America.

By comparison, Gordon Brush is a leader in the specialized brush segment, brushes for the electronics industry, and a leading manufacturer of high quality industrial grade scratch and welder brushes. Rakusin says that the company has made a multi-million dollar investment in new state of the art brush making equipment over the last several years and adding JEK's products and knowledge will only strengthen Gordon Brush's commitment to providing customers with a variety of quality brush products.

More information on Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc can be found at www.gordonbrush.com and info on JEK is available at www.jek-inc.com.

For Further Information, contact:

Eddie Courtemarche
Product Manager
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc
(323) 724-7777 ext. 295
eddie@gordonbrush.com

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