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Monday, 11 May 2009

Buschman Corporation Named Michelman Certified Service Provider; Will Provide All Aftermarket Sales and Service for Michelman's Coaters and Testers

CINCINNATI, OH (May 11, 2009) – Michelman has signed a contract with Cleveland, OH based Buschman Corporation, to provide aftermarket sales and service for Michelman’s line of blade, rod and spray coaters, its slide angle testers, and its Michelman James Machine COF tester. As the sole Michelman Certified Service Provider in this business segment, Buschman will directly handle all post-warranty replacement parts and service. Buschman will also be designing preventive maintenance programs for all Michelman equipment, and will be announcing program availability for each coater and tester as they become available.

According to Mr. Bob Poletti, Michelman’s Vice President, Paper, “Buschman is a specialist in the manufacturing and servicing of coaters for the paper packaging industry. By transferring aftermarket sales and service responsibilities to such a highly qualified company, and one with worldwide recognition, our customers are going to benefit on multiple fronts. They’ll not only receive the best possible service on their coaters, but the arrangement will allow us to redirect our internal resources to the development of new coaters and coatings, and optimizing their paired performance attributes.”

Mr. Ross DeFelice, President of Buschman, went on to say, “We’re obviously excited about the opportunity to partner with Michelman. We feel the synergies and ability of each of our companies to focus on our core competencies will create new opportunities and better overall value for our customers.”

About Buschman Corporation
Buschman manufactures, supports and services paper packaging coater technologies, including a line of standard and custom engineered wire-wound, grooved and smoothing rods and rod holders for metering, coating and sizing applications. The company operates around the globe, and works with many of the world’s largest paper mills and converters.

Buschman Corporation
4100 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 431-6633 (Worldwide)
(216) 431-5037 (Fax)

About Michelman
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.

Michelman Global Headquarters
9080 Shell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
1-800-333-1723 (US & Canada); (513) 793-7766 (Worldwide)
(513) 793-2504 (Fax)