Mecachrome Wins a Design and Manufacturing Contract with Pratt & Whitney

    MONTREAL, July 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Mecachrome International (TSX : MCH)
announced today that it has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney to provide
the design and manufacturing of a stub wing and a vertical pylon to be
installed on a flying test bed to demonstrate the potential of the new Geared
Turbofan(TM) technology developed by Pratt & Whitney. The program is expected
to span over a period of eighteen months.
    Commenting on this announcement, Guillaume Casella, President and CEO of
Mecachrome International, said: "Partnering with Pratt & Whitney is an
important step forward for Mecachrome in reaffirming our market position as a
leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of key high-precision
aerostructure and aircraft engine components. We look forward to further
develop a long-standing relationship with Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney

    About Mecachrome

    Mecachrome is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and
assembly of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and
automotive applications, including aerostructural and aircraft engine
components, high-end automobile engine components and motor racing engines.
Since 1937, Mecachrome has established a significant presence and global
reputation in certain high-precision sectors of the aerospace, automotive and
industrial equipment industries, providing services primarily to original
equipment manufacturers. The company currently operates 11 state-of-the-art
facilities, primarily in France and Canada, and employs over 2,000 employees.
Mecachrome is headquartered in Canada and its shares are traded on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (MCH). Additional information is available at

For further information:

For further information: Elina Tea, Director Investor
Relations/Corporate Finance, (514) 373-2009,

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