Ladish Completes Chen-Tech Merger

Aim is increased world-wide market share of rotating engine components

Ladish Co., Inc. (www.ladishco.com) has completed the merger of Chen-Tech Industries, Inc. with a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladish on September 4, 2008. The merger, paid in a combination of cash and Ladish common stock, is expected to be accretive to 2008 earnings.

Commenting on the merger, Kerry L. Woody, President and CEO of Ladish,

said, "We are pleased to have the transaction with Chen-Tech finalized. Aligning these two premier forging businesses, Ladish Forging and Chen-Tech, will begin delivering benefits to our shared jet engine customers, Ladish and Ladish stakeholders.

“Shannon Ko, President, and his team at Chen-Tech are a strong complement to our Ladish Forging operation. Together, we expect to increase our worldwide market share of rotating engine components by capturing targeted growth opportunities."

Ladish Co., Inc. is a leading producer of highly engineered technically advanced components for the jet engine, aerospace and general industrial markets. Ladish is headquartered in Cudahy, WI with operations in Wisconsin, California, Connecticut, Oregon and Poland.

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