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Circle Seal Controls Host United States Congressman Ken Calvert and Celebrates 60 Years in Southern California Providing Aerospace and Defense Fluidic Controls

November 29, 2007

CIRCOR Aerospace–Circle Seal Controls hosted a visit by United States Congressman Ken Calvert at its Corona, California campus, as part of a celebration of its 60th anniversary. Circle Seal Controls has designed and manufactured innovative solutions to the fluidic controls requirements of industrial and aerospace customers at various locations in Southern California since 1947.

Representative Calvert was elected to Congress in 1992 and is serving a 7th term representing the 44th Congressional District of California, encompassing western Riverside County including Riverside, Corona, Norco and Jurupa; and parts of Orange County including San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

Congressman Calvert is a lifelong resident of Riverside County and serves as the Chairman of the House Science Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. He is also a member of the Armed Services and the Resources Committee. On May 9, 2007, Rep. Calvert was selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee.

Circle Seal Controls is a high technology company focused on custom engineered fluid systems and components for the aerospace, defense, and medical markets. Circle Seal has been a fixture in Southern California since 1947, with an original manufacturing facility in Pasadena and subsequent years at an Anaheim location.

The company now calls Corona, California home at a state of the art facility off the CA 91 freeway. The Corona operations employ over 300 dedicated professionals, delivering critical fluid flow control devices for military and commercial aircraft, U.S. Navy ships, the Space Shuttle, and other rocket and missile applications.

Circle Seal Controls products can be found on applications including the Boeing 737 Passenger Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor Advanced Air Superiority Fighter, U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship and Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft.

Congressman Calvert was joined by an array of customers, suppliers, community and government officials, who recognized the achievements of the Circle Seal team over the past 60 years. A team from Northrop Grumman presented an award recognizing the company’s efforts toward the development of the Airborne Laser defense system. Circle Seal supplies Northrop with over 60 different valves employed in the laser power and cooling system.

The City of Corona Mayor Protem, Jeff Miller, joined representatives from the offices of California State Senator Jim Battin, California State Assemblymen Todd Spitzer, and Assemblywoman Nell Soto to recognize this day and the accomplishments of the Corona team.

The speakers focused on the strong manufacturing capabilities that CIRCOR maintains within Southern California in support of the commercial and defense related aerospace industry. Chris Celtruda, Vice President for CIRCOR Aerospace, noted “that the unique level of cooperation between CIRCOR and Cal Poly, Pomona and the strong relationship with our local and state government helps to ensure we remain competitive and capable into the future.”

About CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc.

CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc. (CAI) is a CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group company located in Corona, California, and is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control systems and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CAI provides a full range of check, relief and electro-mechanically actuated valves, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems.

CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products group is headquartered in Corona, California.

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