AddisonMckee and Melton Machine & Control Company to Co-Exhibit at FABTECH 2009

Booth 2069

FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

15 -18 November, 2009

AddisonMckee, the world-leading tube bending, end-forming, and muffler assembly technology specialists, and Melton Machine & Control Company, the premium-quality designer and builder of automated arc welding systems, will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2009.

Superior solutions and complete customer satisfaction

"FABTECH has always provided a unique and powerful forum for AddisonMckee to promote our complete, technologically-advanced tube processing solutions," states Joe Eramo, Chief Executive Officer, AddisonMckee. "The reality of the economic climate of 2009 has led us to approach the show with a sense of creativity, combining two industry-leading companies with complementary technologies to co-exhibit at this year‟s show. This unique approach enables us to demonstrate cost savings strategies through integrated tube bending, forming and welding solutions to our combined customer base. The additional benefit, of course, is that we are investing more of our capital into the development of new products for our customers rather than into tradeshow expense." And what better partner than Melton Machine & Control Company? Both organizations are committed to what has been part of our collective DNA from the very beginning: superior technology solutions and complete customer satisfaction."

The future is shaping up

Setting new standards for tube bending and forming capability and versatility, AddisonMckee will showcase its complete technology portfolio, including the AddisonMckee(TM), Eagle(TM), and TubeMart(TM) brands. Adds Mr. Eramo, "FABTECH 2009 allows us to showcase our entire range of market-leading solutions - for aviation, shipbuilding, heat exchanger and HVAC, power generation, furniture, truck, automotive and other tubular component manufacture requirements. "

Accordingly, FABTECH 2009 will provide the perfect platform to demonstrate our wider product range. Our three brands enable customers to select the precise levels of functionality they require - at a price they can afford."

Among the AddisonMckee technologies on video display at FABTECH 2009 will be:

o Tube Benders

o Tube Endformers

o Muffler Assembly Machinery

o Precision Tooling

o Cell Automation & Integration

o Hydraulic Presses

o Tube Measuring & Inspection Devices

o Consumable Tooling & Lubricants

o Other Tube Processing Equipment

"With over 40 years of experience designing and building automated systems, Melton Machine & Control Company remains passionately committed to our customer success," says Randy Folkmann, President and CEO, Melton Machine & Control Company. "We are well known for our "Melton Welders‟, so well that this sometimes obscures the fact that we have been integrating welding robots for over 25 years! FABTECH 2009 will be an occasion to share photographs of robotic systems we have built through the years and videos of our more recent work."

"We appreciate the opportunity to partner with AddisonMckee at FABTECH 2009", adds Mr. Folkmann, "and look forward to further developing our relationship so that we may better serve our mutual customers."

Melton Machine & Control Company will exhibit the following technology solutions:

o Robotic Systems

o Custom designed and pre-engineered cells

o Fixture design and build

o Programming and integration Material Handling Rotary Welding Machines

o Vertical, Inclined, and Horizontal Axes

o Linear Welding Machines

o Manual Fixtures

o Leak Test

About FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show
FABTECH International and the AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, and welding exposition and conference. The event exists to bring buyers and sellers together in a convenient venue that facilitates business relationships, networking, education, and the buying process.

About Melton Machine & Control Company
Vernon L. Melton, a widely respected engineer and inventor, founded Melton Machine & Control Company in 1970. Initially, the Company was involved in a variety of areas related to factory automation. However, Melton Machine & Control Company quickly built a reputation for its unique equipment and expertise in automated arc welding. Since 1978, Melton Machine & Control Company has devoted its resources almost entirely to building automated arc welding systems. Today, the Company is recognized as a premium quality equipment builder and a leader in the field of automated arc welding.

Melton Machine & Control Company has been 100% employee-owned since 1984. The Company‟s success is a direct result of the values instilled by its founder, and dedicated employees. Melton Machine & Control Company‟s customers benefit from a stable work force that provides exceptional client-focused service with sensitivity to the customer‟s success.

From the 154,000 square foot facility in Washington, Missouri, Melton Machine & Control Company provides engineering, design, fabrication, setup and run off services for new and rebuilt machines, with quick-change fixtures and tooling.

About AddisonMckee
2008 winners of Managing Automation magazine's Progressive Manufacturing 50 Awards - a prestigious award based on an organization‟s ability to use information and automation technologies to transform its business and create a sustainable competitive advantage -AddisonMckee is globally renowned for the design, manufacture and supply of some of the world's finest tube bending and end forming technologies - for increasingly complex
aviation, shipbuilding, heat exchanger and HVAC, power generation, furniture, automotive, truck, and other tubular component manufacture requirements.

In addition, AddisonMckee also offers highly innovative muffler and catalytic converter assembly solutions, hydraulic press machinery, tube inspection systems, plant automation and complete workcell integration.

In addition to these capabilities, a whole range of tooling and accessory options are also provided, as are comprehensive maintenance and service contracts, training and education programs and financial services. Where applicable, AddisonMckee is also able to offer customers the opportunity of machine rebuilds, refurbishment, and upgrades.

From its state-of-the art headquarters in the United States, supported by global engineering, sales and service support centers in Canada, China, and the United Kingdom, AddisonMckee is committed to providing rapid solutions to market and also regularly assists clients in product prototyping, parts development, small production runs and pre-production sample development.

AddisonMckee is principally owned by WHI Capital Partners (WHICP), a Chicago-based private equity group that invests in middle market, industry-leading companies with solid financial fundamentals and proven management teams. WHICP is an affiliate of William Harris Investors, Inc., a family-based asset management firm founded by Irving B. Harris in 1987.

For further information please contact:

Christian Rogiers,
Vice President, Global Marketing,


Tel: +1 513 228 7076

Fax: +1 513 228 7226

Chris Kincaid,
Vice President, Sales and Marketing,
Melton Machine & Control Company


Tel: +1 636 239 7765

Fax: +1 636 239 2524

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