JD Norman acquires John Amann Sons Company, Inc.

News Release

JD Norman Industries, Inc.
10435 Argonne Woods Drive
Woodridge, Illinois 60517

Carol Bouma
(630) 458-3705

January 1, 2005

Woodridge, Illinois - We are pleased to announce that JD Norman Industries, Inc. has acquired John Amann Sons Company effective January 1, 2005. John Amann Sons Company is a manufacturer of fourslide/multislide wire forms and stampings that was founded in 1904. John Amann's headquarters and principle manufacturing facility are located in Woodridge, Illinois.

The acquisition of John Amann Sons Company provides JD Norman Industries an entry to the global metal component industry. It is our belief that JD Norman's aggressive growth plan and objective of world class manufacturing will bring many benefits to the customers of John Amann. We look forward to working with these customers to continue with John Amann's history of quality products and services

For more information on JD Norman Industries, visit www.jdnorman.com.

About JD Norman Industries, Inc.
JD Norman Industries, Inc. is a diversified manufacture of metal components and systems with operations in the United States and Mexico.  JD Norman is a leader in the manufacturing of stampings, wire forms, machined components, coiled springs and value-added assemblies.