JD Norman acquires KL Industries, Inc.

News Release

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

Contact:
Carol Bouma
(630) 458-3705
carol.bouma@jdnorman.com

December 29, 2006

Woodridge, Illinois - We are pleased to announce that JD Norman Industries, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of KL Industries, Inc. effective December 29, 2006. Through the formation of JD Norman Metal Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of JD Norman Industries, Inc., the manufacturing facilities of KL Industries in Addison, Illinois and Marion, South Carolina will continue their operations under JD Norman ownership.

The acquisition of KL Industries serves as a truly complimentary transaction in terms of manufacturing capabilities. KL's existing operations will bring greater capacity within our fourslide business and significantly expand the tonnage in our press business. The coiled product segment of JD Norman will now serve a greater wire size capability. Additionally, KL adds two (2) TS 16949 certified plants to our overall operations.

The continued investment within the industry is evidence of our commitment to build a leading metal component manufacturing firm that is first choice in the marketplace. The focused expansion of JD Norman is based upon the strategy of providing our customers with depth and breadth of manufacturing capabilities utilizing advanced technology, world class quality, engineering and design departments as well as a global reach in manufacturing and distribution.

We look forward to offering these advanced capabilities to our customers and fully expect this investment in technology and automation to positively affect our ability to provide quality products and services with excellence

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.