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Abbott Furnace Company Ships Munition Treatment Unit

March 20, 2009

Improved method for neutralizing chemical munitions

ST. MARYS, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott Furnace Company, a private Pennsylvania corporation, announced today that it has shipped the first of two Munitions Treatment Units for a chemical demilitarization project in Pueblo, Colorado. The Pueblo plant, which is under construction, will destroy a stockpile of chemical weapons containing mustard agent. The munitions treatment unit will destroy any trace amounts of mustard agent that may remain on the munitions after they have been drained and the agent has been neutralized.

The second unit, destined for the same project, is scheduled to ship before the end of 2009.

Tom Jesberger, Chief Technical Officer of Abbott Furnace Co. said, “We are very pleased that we were able to use our continuous belt furnace technology in this application. Not only did this first-of-a-kind unit successfully pass a long series of customer tests, we also believe this is a superior method of treating these decades-old munitions. We are also confident our design will be easier to maintain.”

Mike Gelsick, Director of Marketing of Abbott Furnace Co. said, “It represents another instance of a continuous belt design delivering superior customer value. We are delighted to be able to utilize our technology for such a useful purpose.”

For more information on Abbott Furnace Company, its products and services, contact Dan Reardon, Director of Sales or Mike Gelsick at 814-781-6355 or visit the company’s web site at www.abbottfurnace.com.

SOURCE Abbott Furnace Company


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