Héroux-Devtek will hold a press conference to announce a significant financial contribution by the Quebec Governement

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Gilles Labbé, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX : HRX), and Mr. Sam Hamad,
Québec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, are inviting media
representatives to the announcement of an important financial contribution
granted by Investissement-Québec and Emploi-Québec.

    Date:      Thursday, October 4

    Time:      10:30 AM

    Location:  Héroux-Devtek's Landing Gear division main plant
               755 Thurber Longueuil

    A press conference and a plant tour will follow the official


    Héroux-Devtek (HRX-TSX), 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 Scarborough, Ontario; Arlington, Texas
and Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Forward-looking statement

    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 results.

For further information:

For further information: Héroux-Devtek Inc.: Gilles Labbé, President and
CEO, (450) 679-3330; Gilbert Guérin, Corporate Director, Human Resources,
(450) 679-3330; MaisonBrison: Martin Goulet, CFA, (514) 731-0000

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