EDAC Technologies Announces Acquisition of Smith-Renaud Assets

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EDAC Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: EDAC), a diversified designer, manufacturer and servicer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Smith-Renaud, Inc., a privately-owned developer and remanufacturer of turnkey centerless grinding systems and a designer/manufacturer/rebuilder of custom precision spindles, headquartered in Cheshire, Conn. Sales from the assets acquired from Smith-Renaud were $1.5 million year-to-date in 2012. Terms of the transaction, which include a future earn-out and a payment at closing funded through working capital and the Company's TD Bank N.A. credit facility, were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to EDAC's earnings.

Dominick A. Pagano, President and Chief Executive Officer of EDAC Technologies, commented: "This strategic acquisition broadens our line-up of capabilities to our core EDAC Machinery products including technologies that improve centerless grinding performance as well as proprietary products for niche markets. For example, Smith-Renaud's use of the unique HOLO-ROL bearings offer increased accuracy and productivity over standard bearings and are used in all types of machine tool spindles including turning, milling and grinding machines. Work head spindles also benefit with these highly accurate bearings. Their exclusive design for regulating wheel spindles incorporates ultra-precision hollow roller bearings, which are greased-for-life and adjustment-free. With this acquisition, we are adding a team of skilled and experienced engineers and machinists. We welcome all of them to EDAC Technologies."

About EDAC Technologies Corporation

EDAC Technologies Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets. In the aerospace sector, EDAC offers design and manufacturing services for commercial and military aircraft, in such areas as jet engine parts, special tooling, equipment, gauges and components used in the manufacture, assembly and inspection of jet engines. Industrial applications include high-precision fixtures, gauges, dies and molds, as well as the design, manufacture and repair of precision spindles, which are an integral part of machine tools found in virtually every manufacturing environment. EDAC's core competencies include extensive in-house design and engineering capabilities, and facilities equipped with the latest enabling machine tools and manufacturing technologies. EDAC's acquisition earlier this year of EBTEC Corporation expands its services to the aerospace and industrial markets to include electron beam welding, laser welding, laser cutting and laser drilling, EDM, vacuum heat treating and abrasive waterjet cutting as well as expanding its markets to include semiconductors and medical devices.

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