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Asahi America Sells Vortex Line to Racine Federated

Malden, MA, USA March 14th, 2007: Asahi/America Inc. of Malden, MA CEO and Chairman of the Board Harry Aiba and Racine Federated Inc. President and CEO John E. Erskine announce the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of all assets associated with Asahi/America's vortex flow meter product lines, Universal Vortex Flow Meters and FloSonex Ultra Sonic Flow Meters, by Racine Federated of Racine, WI. This affects ONLY the flow meter business of Asahi/America and no other Asahi/America products.

Asahi/America, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid flow solutions including valves, actuators, and industrial, dual containment and high purity piping systems, will no longer sell, service or support either line of Vortex Flow Meters. Racine Federated of Racine WI has taken ownership of Asahi/America's entire flow meter stock and has assumed responsibility for all operations surrounding both product lines.

All technical, sales and warranty inquires regarding both product lines should be directed to Racine Federated at:

Racine Vortex Flow Meters
Racine Flow Meter Group
8635 Washington Ave
Racine, WI 53406
Tel: 1-262-639-6770
Fax: 1-262-639-2267
Technical Support: Rick Szydelko
Orders/Expediting: Mickie Krueger
Director of Sales: Mike Scoon

"Asahi/America and RFI have worked together on this project for several months, and I am pleased to see it come to a positive end result," stated Asahi/America CEO Harry Aiba.

"Racine has agreed to take full ownership of stock and warranty responsibility for both Vortex Flow Meter lines," stated Dan Anderson, Asahi/America's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We feel this will allow Asahi/America to dedicate more resources to our core product lines including thermoplastic valves, actuators and piping systems."

About Asahi/America Inc.

Asahi/America, Inc. specializes in providing solutions for fluid handling systems, individualized to meet virtually any customer's need. Asahi is a leading manufacturer of corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid handling products, including valves, actuators and pipe and fittings, The company maintains an extensive custom fabrication department, and provides on-site consultation, supervision and training where required.

For more information contact:

Asahi/America, Inc.
35 Green Street, Malden, MA 02148
Call toll free 877-24-ASAHI or 781-321-5409
Fax 800-426-7058
Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Asahi on the Internet at http://www.asahi-america.com.

About Racine Federated

Racine Federated was founded in 1970 and is a privately held Racine, Wisconsin, USA based manufacturer of flow meters and internal concrete vibrators. RFI products are sold under the following trade names: Blancett®, Dynasonics™, Flo-tech™, Hedland®, Preso®, and Wyco®. For further product and contact information see individual website links at: http://www.racinefed.com