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AMADA CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH FRISA

LA MIRADA, CA, Dec. 14, 2001 -- ACT has formed a strategic partnership with FRISA ('Fabricaciones & Representaciones Industriales Sociedad Anonima'), a Monterrey, Mexico based ISO 9002 forging company founded in 1971. Toshi Ichimura, President, ACT, made the announcement.

FRISA (www.frisa.com) is a rolled rings producer and cuts steel in more than 45 different grades. The company has been working with ACT for about five years and is an important band saw and blades client. According to Plant Manager Horacio Rodriguez, FRISA has 190 employees and annual revenues of about $7 million (U.S. dollars). Key clients include General Electric, Komatsu, Vetco Gray, Kaydon, SKF Sweden, Alsthom and Copper Cameron.

"We currently have a wide variety of Amada band saws in our plant and also buy a number of different Amada blades, including Super Hi-Lo and Hi-Lo," Rodriguez said. "Amada's varied product line enables us to have the best equipment in the industry which in turn helps us in procuring more new business throughout Mexico and abroad."

For more information on Duos, call Amada at (800) 877-4729, or send e-mail to info@amadabandsaw.com.

Amada Cutting Technologies, Inc. (ACT), established in 1987, is located in La Mirada, Calif., about 25 miles south of Los Angeles. ACT is part of the Amada Group, founded in 1946. ACT sells and distributes bandsaw machines, bi-metal bandsaw blades and parts to manufacturing facilities, steel service centers, forges and foundries, machine shops and other metal-related industries throughout North America.

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