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Kennametal celebrates 60 years in Fallon


LATROBE, Pa., February 24, 2011 — Kennametal Inc.’s Fallon, Nevada, facility is celebrating its 60-year anniversary.  Established in 1951, the ISO 9001 certified facility manufactures tungsten carbide and metallurgical powders used to produce numerous impact and wear-resistant tools, serving industries including aerospace, energy, and earthworks.


“We know that the growth and success of Kennametal is dependent upon its people, and we recognize the contributions our Fallon facility employees have made in helping us maintain our competitive advantage in the industry over the past 60 years,” commented Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President and CEO.  “Great talent is what makes Kennametal a great place to work. Our employees are committed to delivering the promise to our customers, as well as the local community, and we commend them on this significant anniversary milestone.”


Twenty-seven employees at the Fallon facility have 20-plus years of service including Alfred Munoz who recently celebrated 43 years of employment with the company.  Kennametal Fallon’s nearly 100 employees and their families will be recognized at a special luncheon at Churchill County Museum on February 26.


Focused on 100% Safe, the facility has received several internal and external awards over the past six decades. These include Kennametal’s 100% Safe and Zero Injuries Award 2010 and the Hughes Christensen Quality Excellence Award, recognizing outstanding safety programs. The State of Nevada has also acknowledged Kennametal with the Governor’s Industry Appreciation Award and the Nevada Promoting Export Award.

In addition, Kennametal’s Fallon operations are committed to giving back to the communities in which they work and live. This includes numerous donations to the United Way, Churchill Arts Council, Western Nevada College scholarship programs and United Blood Services, as well as more than 1,000 volunteer hours to various Churchill County community programs.


Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge.  Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2010, customers bought approximately $1.9 billion of Kennametal products and services – delivered by our approximately 11,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries – with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com.

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