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Kaman Industrial Technologies Joins Veyance Technologies' Exclusive Star Distributor Network


Windsor, Connecticut (October 7, 2011) — Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (Kaman) announced today that it has been awarded Goodyear Engineered Products' Star Distributor status by Veyance Technologies (Veyance) for industrial hose assemblies and services. Veyance manufactures and sources Goodyear Engineered Products branded industrial hoses, conveyor belts and power transmission products exclusively under license from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

As a STAR distributor, Kaman's Engineered Rubber Products Center in Richfield, Wisconsin has been independently audited by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) to verify it follows the NAHAD Assembly Guidelines, Goodyear Engineered Products' Industrial Hose Crimp Specifications, has proper equipment, and uses Goodyear Engineered Products' Hose Trakker™ Program to track every hose assembly throughout its life cycle.

"We are very pleased to have achieved this recognition from Veyance Technologies," said Joe Haen, Manager, Rubber Products for Kaman Industrial Technologies. "Kaman continues to invest in people and facilities to better serve the needs of our customers with not only premium products but value-added services as well. Adherence to the standards associated with being a STAR Distributor for Goodyear Engineered Products help us to ensure that we provide dependable hose assemblies and reliable service to our customers across North America."

With this authorization, Kaman joins an exclusive network of STAR distributors and is better positioned to serve the industrial hose assembly needs of our customers nationwide through consistent, dependable and high-quality facilities, equipment, training and knowledge. Kaman's investment in time and resources dedicated to achieving this certification is a further demonstration of our commitment to being a partner that customers can depend on for service beyond the parts.

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Kaman is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America.  Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, and automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry.  Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management.  Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation. Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN), founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets.  More information is available at www.kaman.com