HPS Presents McKenna Agencies with 2008 Canadian Rep of the Year Award

HPS honors McKenna Agencies for outstanding customer service and consistent sales

GUELPH, Ontario (March 9, 2009) - Hammond Power Solutions (HPS), the leading
manufacturer of dry-type electrical transformers in North America, has presented
McKenna Agencies with its 2008 Canadian Rep of the Year award for outstanding
performance in 2008. McKenna Agencies, located in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, is an independent manufacturers representative charged with the marketing and
promotion of high quality products throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
HPS selected McKenna Agencies based on customer feedback that indicated the high
level of customer service and support provided, as well as its consistent sales growth over
the year.

"McKenna Agencies has demonstrated outstanding performance in helping HPS
grow its customer base by supporting new products and technology introductions in the
marketplace," said Al Davenport, Canadian national sales manager at HPS. "McKenna
Agencies has continued to provide our customers with the highest level of customer
service and sales support while also expanding our market presence at the engineering
and design level."

"McKenna Agencies is proud and honored to receive HPS' 2008 Canadian Rep of
the Year award," said Randy Oltmann, Co-Owner of McKenna Agencies. "We will strive
to continue to be the preferred choice of engineers and purchasing professionals for HPS' innovative families of transformer products."

HPS transformers are comprised of the highest quality cores that contain nonaging
fully processed silicon steel laminations, that are precision cut to close tolerances to eliminate burrs and interleaved to improve performance. Coils are available in either aluminum or copper and are precision wound to ensure electrical balance to minimize axial short-circuit forces. To allow for easy field installation, HPS transformers are available with both high and low voltage terminal lug connectors. HPS utilizes superior insulation materials that meet UL standards to maximize temperature ratings. Regardless of voltage class, HPS transformers undergo a vacuum pressure polyester resin impregnation process to provide high dielectric strength and bonding.

All HPS transformers are tested to ensure product quality and reliability.

About HPS
Established in 1917, Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is the leading manufacturer of
dry-type electrical transformers in North America. With more than 90 years of
engineering expertise, HPS offers high-quality standard and custom dry-type
transformers and related engineered magnetic devices. The implementation of flexible
manufacturing processes for its standard, special, or custom products enables HPS to
quickly respond to customers' needs. HPS' ability to design these products for a wide
range of demanding applications that require specific size and power performance
characteristics is unique in the industry.

For more information, contact HPS at 595 Southgate Drive, Guelph, Ontario,
Canada N1G 3W6; call (519) 822-2441; fax (519) 822-9701. For US inquiries contact
HPS at 1100 Lake Street, Baraboo, WI, 53913-2866; call (608) 356-3921; fax (608) 355-
7623; e-mail marketing@hammondpowersolutions.com.

Randy Otman and Ray Hilsenteger, partners of McKenna Agencies, can be
contacted at 2nd Floor, 5240 - 1A St. SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 1J1; call 800-
661-8531; fax 403-258-3015; or online at www.mckennaagencies.com.

For more information contact:
Al Davenport
HPS Canadian National Sales Manager

Garth Miller
BTB Marketing

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