RCAI's Alderox to Be Used by World's Largest Molybdenum Mining Company



    SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF., April 2 /CNW/ - RCAI (OTCBB:RCAA), a world leader
in environmentally-friendly industrial release agents and lubricants,
announced today that it has entered into a contract with the world's largest
molybdenum mining company, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:  FCX), for the use of the
Company's Alderox(R) product.

    The Alderox(R) non-stick release agent will be used at Freeport-McMoRan's
Henderson, Colorado molybdenum mine to prevent the build-up of materials in
the beds of 80 ton underground haul trucks.

    Gordon Davies, President of RCAI, stated, "Preliminary on-site testing
indicated that the use of the Alderox(R) non-stick product in this application
could yield significant increases in productivity at the mine.

    "Materials build-up in haul truck beds, known as 'dead-bed' or
'carry-back', is a major problem at a large number of mines. The elimination
of the materials build-up problem could result in substantial increases in
productivity at many mining operations."

    RCAI will be installing a specialized, drive-under automated spray
application system in order to guarantee the correct usage of Alderox(R)
product.

    "Installation will be followed by a 60 day trial period and engineering
study by Freeport-McMoRan of the savings realized through the use of the
Alderox(R) product on the haul trucks. Provided the trial is successful, the
equipment will remain on-site and in continuous operation," added Davies.

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ("FCX") is an international mining
industry leader based in North America with large, long-lived, geographically
diverse assets and significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold
and molybdenum. Freeport-McMoRan is the world's largest publicly traded copper
mining company and the world largest molybdenum mining company.

    FCX conducts its operations primarily through its principal operating
subsidiaries, PT Freeport Indonesia, Phelps Dodge and Atlantic Copper.

    Phelps Dodge ('PD') is a fully integrated producer of copper and
molybdenum, with mines and processing facilities in North America, South
America and Europe and processing capabilities for other minerals as
by-products, such as gold, silver and rhenium.

    PD also is developing one of the world's largest copper/cobalt
concessions, the Tenke Fungurume mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PD
has a Wire and Cable group, which manufactures engineered products principally
for the global energy sector.

    About RCAI

    RCAI is an industrial supply company providing products and services
throughout North America and worldwide. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
(www.applied.com) is the company's exclusive distributor in North America.
RCAI specializes in the development, manufacturing, sales and distribution of
superior, environmentally friendly lubricants, industrial release agents and
form oils.

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For further information:

For further information: RCAI Mike Davies, 949-542-7440 www.rca-inc.com

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