Global Power Equipment Group Acquires Hetsco, Inc.

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IRVING, Texas, May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (Nasdaq:GLPW) ("Global Power" or "Company") today reported that it has acquired privately-owned Hetsco, Inc. ("Hetsco"). Hetsco is a leading global provider of mission critical brazed aluminum heat exchanger ("BAHX") repair, maintenance and safety services to the industrial gas, liquefied natural gas ("LNG") and petrochemical industries. The $32.5 million cash acquisition closed on April 30, 2013, and remains subject to final working capital adjustments. A presentation summarizing the acquisition is available at

The addition of Hetsco's lifecycle services broadens Global Power's reach into the industrial gas and oil and gas end markets and its highly-skilled welders bolster the Services Division capabilities for current utility customers.

Luis Manuel Ramírez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Power commented, "We are very excited to add Hetsco to the Global Power family. This acquisition perfectly fits our strategy to increase our exposure to the macro natural gas growth trend with a focus on adjacent technologies in air and gas separation, heat exchangers and LNG. Hetsco's repair and maintenance work further expands our scope of high-margin aftermarket services. We believe that Global Power's international reach and project management expertise will help to drive growth for Hetsco, and establish Global Power as a leader in natural gas services."

Headquartered in Greenwood, IN, Hetsco has serviced the industrial gas industry for over 25 years. The Company can quickly deploy personnel worldwide to perform emergency and planned repairs on mission critical BAHXs. Hetsco is a leader in providing safety and maintenance repairs and services in the markets it serves. In 2012, Hetsco generated $25.8 million of revenue.

About Global Power

Texas-based Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing firm providing a broad array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. Through its Services Division, the Company provides on-site specialty support, outage management and maintenance services to domestic utilities' nuclear power facilities; and lifecycle maintenance and repair support services to customers in the industrial gas markets. Through its Products Division, the Company designs, engineers and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of equipment for gas turbine power plants and power-related equipment for industrial operations, with over 40 years of power generation industry experience. With a strong competitive position in its product lines, the Company benefits from a large installed base of equipment in domestic and international markets. Additional information about Global Power Equipment Group Inc. may be found at

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