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Kester Successfully Completes Headquarters Expansion Project

Mar 18, 2009

ITASCA, IL � March 2009 � Kester announces that it recently completed an expansion project at its Itasca, IL headquarters facility to dedicate more floor space to Solder Paste and Tacky Soldering Flux products.�

The expansion project increased Kester's usable floor space for its highly engineered products lines by more than 3,000 sq ft. The scope of the project was centered on improving the environmental control for these critical products, and to ultimately improve product quality as a result. This expansion project also will allow Kester to employ lean manufacturing techniques that will improve lead times.

While other companies are struggling to stay in business, Kester has successfully finished expanding its capabilities at its headquarters facility. This demonstrates Kester's forward-thinking management, dedication to quality, financial stability, and willingness to invest in the future of its business and its customers.

�This expansion project exhibits Kester's supreme dedication to improve our core business from an operational and quality standpoint, even when economics may not be favorable for such an endeavor,� said Brian Smith, Kester's Director of Marketing and Product Technology.

For more information about the expansion or Kester's full line of products and services, contact Kester by phone at (+1) 630-616-4000 or 800-2-KESTER (53-7837), or by e-mail at customerservice@kester.com. Kester's Web site may be found at http://www.kester.com.

Founded in 1899, Kester is a world-renowned supplier of solder and related materials and services to the electronics assembly, micro-component, and industrial soldering markets. Kester is known for high quality, advanced technology and superior technical support. With headquarters in Itasca, IL, Kester has additional manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Malaysia and China. Its worldwide manufacturing and technical capabilities provide the support required to serve major electronics manufacturing services providers and OEMs.

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