May 2006

Valco Cincinnati Inc., a designer, manufacturer and worldwide marketer of hot and cold adhesive application equipment is pleased to announce the acquisition of Melton S.L., an internationally recognized manufacturer of compatible hot melt equipment based in Navarra, Spain.

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Paul Chambers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing explained that “this acquisition now provides us with one of the most complete and diverse product lines for hot and cold adhesive equipment in the industry and significantly extends our distribution and service network to better serve the needs of a demanding market.”Since Melton’s founding in 1988 it has worked hard on the design and manufacture of the wide range of products it offers the customer today. Its goal has been to offer every client the opportunity to choose a quality alternative with a comprehensive solution to each hot melt, polyurethane or polyamide application. Valco Cincinnati’s Chairman, Greg Amend stated, “We have always been the world leader in cold adhesive application systems and with this recent addition we look forward to being known for our hot melt equipment expertise as well. Valco Cincinnati Inc. is dedicated to providing users with new and innovative solutions as industry needs continue to expand and this was a great opportunity to maintain that standard.”

Mr. Amend and President Richard Santefort of Valco Cincinnati Inc. agree that the joining of the two companies clearly solidifies Valco’s position as a technology leader able to compete globally in all hot and cold gluing applications in the packaging, paper converting, graphics and printing, non woven, automotive and woodworking industries.