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Bretting Buys S&S

March 9, 2011

Companies will benefit from key synergies.

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc.,Ashland, WI, has acquired the assets of wipes production machinery manufacturer S&S Specialty Systems, Inc., Iron River, WI.The new entity, S&S Specialty Systems, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bretting.Current employees of S&S will work for the new LLC.S&S will continue to operate at its current location in Iron River.

“Based upon industry leading technology and support S&S is a key equipment supplier within the specialty markets it serves," said David Bretting. "With this acquisition, we are better positioned to serve the specialty markets which have been an ongoing strategic objective of Bretting.It also allows additional diversification in our manufacturing capabilities, something that is also of interest to us.”

Pat St.Germain of S&S said, “This acquisition provides us access to a larger sales network and additional international opportunities.Other synergies and industry knowledge will be shared as we move forward in this exciting relationship.”

Both companies see the acquisition as a positive for their customers and employees because they are now able to offer a wider variety of industry leading “Total Value Solutions.”Specific customer communication including additional information on our product lines will take place in the near future.

Bretting is a world leader in the design and manufacture of converting equipment for the tissue converting industry.S&S is a leader in the design and manufacture of converting equipment for nonwovens and other specialty substrates.

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