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Graham Corporation Awarded $12 Million in Orders for North American Oil Refineries

  • Includes four ejector systems and a surface condenser for refinery revamps and upgrades in Canada and the U.S. as well as for expanding oil sands upgrader capacity

BATAVIA, N.Y., April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Graham Corporation (NYSE MKT:GHM), a global business that engineers, manufactures, and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical and power industries, and also supplies components and raw materials for nuclear energy facilities, announced that it was recently awarded five orders totaling $12 million during its fourth quarter which ended March 31, 2013. The projects are expected to ship at various times from the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 through the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

James R. Lines, Graham's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "North America continues to represent an important market for Graham and, even though new refineries are not being constructed in the United States, we continue to see opportunities in revamps and upgrades of refineries that include several decades of our installed base of equipment, as well as in oil sands projects."

Two of the orders are for ejector systems to be installed in refineries undergoing upgrades to accommodate the processing of different types of crude oil. One of these ejector systems will replace current Graham equipment in a U.S. oil refinery to enable the processing of synthetic crude while the other ejector system will also replace Graham equipment in a Canadian oil refinery in order to expand the variety of crude oil that the facility can accept and process. The order for a steam surface condenser for installation at a U.S. refinery will replace equipment that Graham originally provided nearly 50 years ago.

The other two ejector system orders will be installed at an oil sands upgrader facility located in Alberta, Canada as part of an ongoing project to increase upgrading capacity in that region.

"We believe that the evolving landscape of hydrocarbon resources continues to create new opportunities for Graham's engineered-to-order solutions. These recent awards reinforce our reputation as a trusted manufacturer and provider of quality systems," concluded Mr. Lines.

ABOUT GRAHAM CORPORATION

With world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer technology, Graham Corporation is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom-engineered ejectors, pumps, condensers, vacuum systems and heat exchangers. For more than 75 years, Graham has built a reputation for top quality, reliable products and high-standards of customer service. Sold either as components or complete system solutions, the principal markets for Graham's equipment are energy, including oil and gas refining and nuclear and other power generation, chemical/petrochemical and other process industries. In addition, Graham's equipment can be found in diverse applications, such as metal refining, pulp and paper processing, shipbuilding, water heating, refrigeration, desalination, food processing, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, and in nuclear power installations, both inside the reactor vessel and outside the containment vessel.

Graham Corporation's subsidiary Energy Steel & Supply Co. is a leading code fabrication and specialty machining company dedicated exclusively to the nuclear power industry.

Graham Corporation's reach spans the globe. Its equipment is installed in facilities from North and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Graham routinely posts news and other important information on its website, www.graham-mfg.com, where additional comprehensive information on Graham Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found.

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CONTACT: Jeffrey F. Glajch Vice President Finance and CFO Phone: (585) 343-2216 Email: jglajch@graham-mfg.com Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC Phone: (716) 843-3908 Email: dpawlowski@keiadvisors.comSource:Graham Corporation