CoorsTek Acquires DEW Engineering and Development Limited



    
    CoorsTek expands ceramic armor line capabilities to include vehicle armor
    integration.
    

    GOLDEN, Colo., June 9 /CNW/ -- CoorsTek, Inc., the premier technical
ceramics supplier and manufacturer of critical components for high-technology
markets, today officially announced the acquisition of DEW Engineering and
Development Limited, a leading armor solutions provider of vehicle ballistic
protection, specialty vehicles, vehicle refurbishing ("re-life") and
repurposing ("re-role") services.
    Incorporated in 1978, DEW Engineering is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
and has operations in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada and Ogdensburg, New
York. Canadian facilities will continue to operate as DEW Engineering and
provide vehicle armor systems outside of the United States. The Ogdensburg,
New York facility will become part of CoorsTek and serve as the armor
integrator for a newly formed company serving customers in the United States
only, called CoorsTek Armor Solutions, USA. Existing domestic and
international armor integration customers will continue to purchase base
ceramic armor components from several CoorsTek facilities.
    "DEW Engineering is a respected and innovative provider for a broad
variety of military vehicle applications," states Mark Chenoweth, Executive
Vice President of CoorsTek, Inc. "CoorsTek will bring significant technical
ceramic capability and rapid-ramp operational expertise to this armor
enterprise and we expect customers to benefit substantially," he continues.
    
    More about CoorsTek ...
    
    CoorsTek is the largest technical ceramics manufacturer in North America
and has manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia. CoorsTek supplies
critical components and complete assemblies for defense, medical, automotive,
semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication, and
other high-technology applications. Utilizing advanced material technologies,
the company's engineered solutions enable its customers' products to overcome
technological barriers and improve performance.  For more information about
CoorsTek, please visit the Company's website at http://www.coorstek.com.
    
    More about DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    
    For more information about DEW engineering, please visit their website at
http://www.dewengineering.com.
    
    For High-Resolution Product and Facility Photographs
    
    Please contact Harrison Hartman at +1.303.748.9491 or
hhartman@coorstek.com.

    CoorsTek and Amazing Solutions are trademarks of CoorsTek, Inc.

    
     Media Contact:
     Harrison Hartman
    

    
     T: +1.303.277.4559
     F: +1.303.277.4779
     hhartman@coorstek.com
    

    Product Contacts

    
     CoorsTek, Inc.
     Lee Harder.
     Vice-President
     T: +1.303.277.4075
     lharder@coorstek.com
    

    
     CoorsTek Armor Solutions, USA
     John Cook
     Vice-President
     T: +1.303.277.4368
     F  +1 303 277 4306
     jcook@coorstek.com
    

    
     DEW Engineering and Development Limited
     Bill Brewer
     Vice President
     T: +1.613.736.5100
     F: +1.613.736.1348
     bbrewer@dewengineering.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Media, Harrison Hartman, +1-303-277-4559, fax, 
+1-303-277-4779, hhartman@coorstek.com, or Product, Lee Harder, 
Vice-President, +1-303-277-4075, lharder@coorstek.com, or CoorsTek Armor 
Solutions, USA, John Cook, Vice-President, +1-303-277-4368, fax, 
+1-303-277-4306, jcook@coorstek.com, all of CoorsTek, Inc.; or Bill Brewer, 
Vice President of DEW Engineering and Development Limited, +1-613-736-5100,
fax,  +1-613-736-1348, bbrewer@dewengineering.com Web Site:
http://www.coorstek.com                  http://www.dewengineering.com

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