Héroux-Devtek receives $14.5 million in new orders

    (All figures are in Canadian dollars)

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX : HRX) a
leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, today
announced that its Landing Gear Division has been awarded additional contracts
for the production of landing gear components mainly for the C-130, C-5, F-16,
KC-135, E-3 and B-1B aircraft, essentially from the United States Air Force
(USAF). These new orders are in addition to similar contracts announced in
October 2006. Production will be spread out over the next four years, with
deliveries expected to start in fiscal year 2009. The combined value of the
contracts is more than $14.5 million.
    "These additional orders further strengthen the performance of our
Landing Gear Division which has been a solid contributor so far this year. We
are encouraged by the continuing demand for Héroux-Devtek's military
aftermarket services," stated Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive


    Héroux-Devtek (TSX: HRX), a Canadian company, serves two main market
segments: Aerospace and Industrial Products, specializing in the design,
development, manufacture and repair of related systems and components.
Héroux-Devtek supplies both the commercial and military sectors of the
Aerospace segment with landing gear systems (including spare parts, repair and
overhaul services) and airframe structural components. The Company also
supplies the industrial segment with large components for power generation
equipment and precision components for other industrial applications.
Approximately 70% of the Company's sales are outside Canada, mainly in the
United States. The Company's head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with
facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Dorval, Laval and
Rivière-des-Prairies); Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario; Arlington, Texas and
Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other
considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer
demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures
exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a
result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected

For further information:

For further information: Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Héroux-Devtek Inc., (450) 679-3330; Martin Goulet, CFA, MaisonBrison,
(514) 731-0000

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