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CURTISS-WRIGHT FLOW CONTROL’S EST GROUP LAUNCHES NEW GRIPTIGHT® ISOLATION PLUG
Revolutionizes Isolation and Testing of Pipe Connections with its Unique Safety Features
FALLS CHURCH, VA – July 10, 2012

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company announced today that its business unit, EST Group, is introducing its new GripTight® Isolation Plug, the latest addition to its pipe plugs and pressure testing tools. It offers advances in performance and safety to improve pressure testing of pipe, pipelines and pressure vessels.

The GripTight® Isolation Plug integrates double block and bleed sealing technology with EST Group’s reliable GripTight® Gripping design. The GripTight® grippers enhance operational safety, minimizing the risk of accidental plug blowout or expulsion due to improper use or unexpected upstream pressure in the line. The isolation plug is capable of withstanding upstream pressures up to 1,440 psig (100 Barg). As the upstream pressure increases, the GripTight® grippers actually use the pressure to grip more securely against the pipe’s inner diameter.

"For over 40 years, EST Group has developed and provided industry-leading products and solutions,” said David Linton, President, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “The introduction of the GripTight® Isolation Plug is more than just the launch of a new product; it’s an extension of CWFC’s commitment to innovation and unyielding drive to provide our customers unique solutions to their most critical challenges.”

“We are pleased to offer continued value with our latest product offering," commented Jim Berneski, General Manager, EST Group. "The GripTight® Isolation Plug strongly complements our existing line of pipe plugs and pressure testing tools, which are utilized worldwide in the refining, chemical, shipbuilding, industrial manufacturing, fossil and nuclear power, and new plant construction and expansion projects.”


About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities, and a range of critical military programs. CWFC's innovative, high-performance products play an integral role in our nation's defense, and in the safe, efficient operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has 3,000 emp9loyees worldwide and is the Flow Control operating segment of Curtiss-Wright Corp. For more information, visit cwfc.com.

About EST Group
Headquartered in Hatfield, PA with offices in the Netherlands and Singapore, EST Group specializes in the development, manufacturing and marketing of highly engineered products and repair services for shell and tube heat exchangers, condensers, coolers and chillers. Additionally, EST Group engineers and manufactures pipe plugs and pressure testing tools to simplify and speed-up pressure testing of piping, tubing, pipe and tube systems, pressure vessels and a multitude of special applications. EST Group Services provides a comprehensive range of onsite services for heat exchanger troubleshooting and repair as well as turnkey pressure testing services. For more information, visit: http://estgroup.cwfc.com


This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections for a certain defense contract with an existing customer. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss- Wright Corporation's expectations for future value of the contracts, the continued success of this defense program,continued funding dedicated to this government program, and opportunities associated with future add on contracts associated with this program, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward- looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.


Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Sharon L. Dey
Director of Marketing Communications
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control
(703) 286-2011
sdey@CURTISSWRIGHT.com

Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Drew Bergman
EST Group
(215) 721-1100
dbergman@CURTISSWRIGHT.com



CURTISS-WRIGHT ACQUIRES EST GROUP, INC.
Supplier of Highly Engineered Heat and Cooling Management Systems For Severe Service Applications in Energy and Defense Markets
ROSELAND, NJ – March 6, 2009

PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced today that it has acquired all of the stock of EST Group, Inc. for approximately $40 million in cash. EST Group is a market leader in providing highly engineered products and comprehensive repair services for heat management and cooling systems utilized in the energy and defense markets. The business will become part of Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control segment.

"The acquisition of EST Group provides major growth opportunities in our core markets - nuclear power, oil and gas and naval defense," said Martin R. Benante, CEO and Chairman of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "EST Group's expertise in heat management and cooling systems enables us to offer total life-cycle management for critical processes and positions us as a key supplier in the heat management business."

Founded in 1968, EST Group has three operating segments. EST Group (EST) is the market leader in engineered plugs for shell and tube heat exchangers, condensers, oil coolers, piping systems and pressure vessels for critical, severe service applications. Its best-known product -- the Pop-A-Plug(R) -- is the industry's leading technology. EST Heat Exchanger manufactures heat exchangers, condensers, oil coolers, piping systems and pressure vessels. EST Services provide a comprehensive range of field services for heat management systems.

With 2008 sales of nearly $20 million, EST Group employs 99 people and is headquartered in Hatfield, PA, with two other U.S. locations in Baton Rouge, LA, and Baytown, TX, and a European sales office in the Netherlands.

About Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, NJ The company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides a variety of metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found at www.curtisswright.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities, and a range of critical military programs. CWFC's innovative, high-performance products play an integral role in our nation's defense, and in the safe, efficient operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has 3,000 emp9loyees worldwide and is the Flow Control operating segment of Curtiss-Wright Corp. For more information, visit cwfc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections for a certain defense contract with an existing customer. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss- Wright Corporation's expectations for future value of the contracts, the continued success of this defense program,continued funding dedicated to this government program, and opportunities associated with future add on contracts associated with this program, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward- looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.


Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Sharon Dey
Director of Marketing Communications
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control
(703) 286-2011
sdey@CURTISSWRIGHT.com




EST Group Opens Headquarters

EST Group occupied their new world headquarters in early December 2005. Located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, the facility serves as the company's headquarters, primary manufacturing and service facility. "EST's facility more than doubles the size of our previous location, allowing greater manufacturing efficiencies while providing room for continued growth,” said Barry Hoffman, CEO.



NEW! EST Introduces New Double Block & Bleed Test Plug

EST's new Double Block & Bleed (DBB) plug revolutionizes isolation and testing of welded flange-to-pipe and flange-to-nozzle connections. The DBB plug allows an operator to positively isolate and monitor potentially explosive vapors during hot work, then perform a hydrostatic test of the new weld. Isolate, purge, weld and test with one simple tool. Click for an animated demonstration DB&B literature.



New! Scope of Services Provided By EST Services Increases

EST-USA now offers factory service for heat exchanger tube cleaning, inspection, testing, sleeving, plugging, retubing and other heat exchanger and condenser repair services. As industry maintenance departments are being downsized, the need for outside services is increasing. Now you can have the best of both worlds by combining the high performance / low installed cost of the proven Pop-A-Plug® Tube Plugging System with a skilled, experienced, installer. Utilizing EST Services technicians lets your staff focus on other plant problems while you enjoy the security of knowing the job will be done quickly, professionally and correctly. EST Field Service technicians are collocated in our Hatfield, PA and Baton Rouge, LA facilities. EST FS are ready to respond to your needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. EST Field Service literature is available here.



New! EST Launches Quarterly E-mail Newsletter

EST Group now offers its customers, employees, representatives and distributors a quarterly newsletter. The newsletter will be available to interested individuals who sign up for the service. The newsletter will provide a means to introduce new products and services, provide updates and general news on the EST Group of companies. Sign up here.



Tube Sleeves and Tube Sleeving Services Available From EST

During their operational life tubular heat exchangers are often subject to inlet tube end erosion. In many cases the erosion causes sufficient enough tube wall loss that the tube would require plugging. Inserting a metallic sleeve through the eroded area mitigates the effects of erosion and extends the life of the tube. EST manufactures, supplies and installs Tube Sleeves and sleeving equipment. See Tube Sleeves and Hydra-Loc™ Tube Sleeving System for more information.



EST Group Accepts Government Purchase Cards

In addition to accepting American Express, Visa, and MasterCard for credit card purchases, EST Group accepts Government Purchase Cards.



Web Site Updates
  • The following Operating Instructions and Technical Specifications documents have been added, updated or revised.
  • All existing instructions and technical specifications have been updated to reflect EST Europe's new address, telephone and fax numbers.
  • Terms and Conditions, DC0009
  • G-150 Tube Testing Gun Operating Procedures, DC2050
  • Safety Gag / Pipe Restraint Operating Procedures, DC2502
  • High Lift Flange Test Plug Instructions, 10" to 24" sizes, DC2674
  • Double Block & Bleed Plug Installation Procedures, USA Version, DC2685
  • Double Block & Bleed Plug Installation Procedures, International Version, DC2686
  • High Lift Flange / Weld Test Plug Technical Specifications, DC8055
  • Double Block & Bleed Literature, DC8057
  • Representatives and Distributors. EST Group's Reps and Distributors list has been updated. Click here or visit Representatives and Distributors section for more information.
  • Terms and Conditions. EST Group's standard business Terms and Conditions are available on line, see DC0009.



 
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