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CERTIFIED POWER ACQUIRES CIRUS CONTROLS, LLC

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Certified Power, Inc., a leading value-added distributor and provider of engineered fluid power and machined solutions, today announced the acquisition of Cirus Controls, LLC.



Based in Minneapolis, MN, Cirus Controls designs, engineers and manufactures electronic spreader controls, central hydraulic systems, advanced plow controls and innovative telematics-based performance management systems for the winter road maintenance industry. Recognized for its award winning technology, Cirus Controls' highly engineered solutions enable fleet managers to accurately and cost effectively manage snow and ice removal across North American roadways.

Scott Rosenzweig, the President of Certified Power, said: "The acquisition of Cirus Controls is in keeping with our strategy to build a best-in-class business in the markets we serve. Cirus Controls' market solutions are highly strategic and complementary to our winter road maintenance products business, and we are excited about the prospects of the combination." Mr. Rosenzweig continued: "We believe that the entire team from Cirus Controls, with their engineering expertise, commitment to customer service and focus on company culture, is a perfect fit within the Certified Power family. This is a great combination of two best-in-class businesses that brings together complementary hydraulics and electronics expertise to the significant benefit of our customers."

Certified Power will look to Paul Mortell, founder and President of Cirus Controls, to continue to lead the business. Mr. Mortell will be a valued addition to the Certified Power leadership team on a go-forward basis. With respect to the acquisition, Mr. Mortell said: "The employees at Cirus Controls are very proud of the Company we have built and are excited to become part of the Certified Power team. This combination enables us to continue the Cirus Controls legacy, better serve our customers and provide even greater opportunities for our employees."

Certified Power's management team seeks to create a best-in-class provider of engineered fluid power and machined solutions. In addition to investing internally in expanding the Company's operations, management is actively looking for add-on acquisitions that provide enhanced opportunities for both companies' customers, vendors and employees.

About Certified Power

Certified Power, Inc. is a leading provider of engineered fluid power and machined solutions to mobile and industrial markets throughout North America. Headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, Certified Power operates nine facilities throughout the Midwest and represents many of the most respected manufacturers of fluid power and motion control products in North America. Certified Power's business is built upon a commitment to customer service, focus on engineering and emphasis on culture. www.certifiedpowersolutions.com

About Cirus Controls

Cirus Controls designs, engineers and manufactures central hydraulic systems, electronic spreader controls, plow controls and telematics-based performance reporting systems for the winter road maintenance industry. DOT and municipality fleet managers rely on the GPS DataSmart™ winter road maintenance system for accurate data and easy-to-use reports and maps to cut salt use, stretch winter maintenance budgets and develop informed strategies for future snow events. Cirus plow and spreader controls are available in a full range of capabilities from basic control to sophisticated integrated control and reporting. Products are plug and play, upwardly compatible and easy to integrate with legacy systems. www.ciruscontrols.com

CONTACT: For Further Information Contact: Scott A. Rosenzweig, President Certified Power, Inc. srosenzweig@certifiedpower.com (847) 573-3914 -or- Paul Mortell, President Cirus Controls, LLC pmortell@ciruscontrols.com (763) 251-8942

Source: Cirus Controls