TRUMPF Opens New Laser Factory in Connecticut

Conn., May 1, 2008 - A new laser building built on the campus of Farmington-based TRUMPF Inc. is a reminder of the
strength of Connecticut's high-tech manufacturing sector. On April 30,
2008, the company celebrated the grand opening of the Laser
Innovation & Technical Excellence (LITE) Building, a new research and
manufacturing facility that will be used to develop new lasers, expand
the company's production of laser resonators, and maintain their
leadership in state of the art laser technology. More than 400 people
participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by State of
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell, Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele,
company officials, representatives of national, state and local
government as well as many customers and employees.

This high-tech facility will add 86,000 square feet to the existing
TRUMPF Inc. campus. The building will feature a new 55,200 square
foot production hall and a 6,000 square foot, class 10,000 cleanroom
designed for the manufacturing and testing of CO2 and solid-state laser
resonators. A laser research lab and laser development department will
be dedicated to the creation of innovative laser products. The building
will also house the company's laser marking application and sales group
and give the information technologies department a larger area for a
state-of-the-art server room. Approximately 120 employees will staff the
new facility.

"This new building means much more than just more space," said Rolf
Biekert, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc. "It is a concrete example
of our long-term commitment to the community, the region, the market,
and of course to our employees. The new building means new
products, new markets, new jobs, and new opportunities for all of us."

TRUMPF Inc. is a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, a privately-held
company headquartered in Germany and recognized as the world
leader in industrial laser production. Here in Connecticut, TRUMPF
manufactures precision laser cutting and punching machinery, and
CO2 and solid-state laser resonators. The company employs more than
750 people in North America, the majority of which work at the
Farmington, Conn. facility. In its last fiscal year, the company's sales
revenues grew to $366 million in North America and the company
reinvested $16.5 million in local R&D.

Building a new laser facility reflects the growth that TRUMPF has
experienced in recent years. "This new building will help us maintain
our leadership position in the laser industry, further expand our laser
production, and stay at the forefront of laser research and
development," adds Biekert.

The $29 million LITE Building project began in the fall of 2006 and
construction was completed in early April 2008. It is expected that
move in will be complete and production underway by summer 2008.

TRUMPF is one of the world's largest producers of fabricating machinery and
a world market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology.
Additional company information is available at:

Public Relations
Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032

Sheila LaMothe
Fax: 860-255-6424

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