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Metso Minerals Expands Manufacturing Operations

March 11, 2008

Metso Minerals Industries Inc. has announced plans for a major new expansion of its manufacturing operations in Northeast Ohio. The new fabrication facility will be located near the company’s existing, state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing facility in Brunswick.

The company expects the new facility to be online in the spring of 2008. It will have a total crane capacity of 80 tons and is expected to double the fabrication capacity of the company’s Ohio operations.

The Brunswick operation (formerly BEST Inc.) was acquired by Metso in March of 2007 and, since the beginning of 2008, has increased its fabrication capacity by 100%.

“This expansion gives us the platform to continually grow and introduce new and innovative bulk material-handling products in the future,” said Tim Conway, Metso Minerals Industries Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

The existing Brunswick facility produces the complete line of BEST vibratory feeders, screeners, conveyors, tables, bulk bag loaders and unloaders, single- and twin-screw feeders, and complete weighing systems for filling drums, cartons and boxes. The new facility will allow Metso to increase output, reduce manufacturing lead-times, and produce larger bulk-material handling systems. It will include a full technical test laboratory where customers’ products and materials can be demonstrated in a test or simulation environment to ensure final results.

For more information, call 800-827-9237 or visit www.bestvibes.com.