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Air Industries Announces 110% Increase in Preliminary Fourth Quarter Net Sales.

BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- Air Industries Group, Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB

See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB).
: AIRI AIRI Atomic Industry Research Institute ), today announced preliminary sales results for the quarter ending December 31, 2007. For the fourth quarter of 2007, the Company reported record preliminary net sales Net Sales

The amount a seller receives from the buyer after costs associated with the sale are deducted.

This amount is calculated by subtracting the following items from gross sales: merchandise returned for credit, allowances for damaged or missing goods, freight
 of $14.76 million, an increase of 110% as compared to $7.0 million in the same quarter of 2006. The increase in revenue reflects both organic growth at the Air Industries Machining Corp. subsidiary and the expansion of the Company as a result of acquisitions consummated during 2007. The preliminary net sales results for the fourth quarter of 2007 are unaudited and subject to adjustments.

"We are very pleased with our fourth quarter performance," said Peter Rettaliata, Chief Executive Office of Air Industries Group. "Further, we delivered on a key, publicly stated goal. The preliminary net sales figure for the fourth quarter reported today represents a run rate of $59.0 million on an annualized annualized

Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared.
 basis. This amount, which also sets a record for the Company, is at the high end of our previously disclosed range of $57 million to $60 million that we projected attaining by the end of 2007."

The preliminary fourth quarter 2007 sales results reported by the Company include results from all of its operating subsidiaries, including Air Industries Machining Corp., Sigma Metals, and Welding Metallurgy metallurgy (mĕt`əlûr'jē), science and technology of metals and their alloys. Modern metallurgical research is concerned with the preparation of radioactive metals, with obtaining metals economically from low-grade ores, with . These numbers do not include revenues from the pending acquisition of the Blair-HSM group of companies that was announced in November 2007.

Air Industries Group will report complete fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results on March 31, 2007. A conference call for the investment community will also be held. Participation details for the fourth quarter 2007 financial results conference call will be announced in March.


Air Industries Group, Inc. (OTCBB: AIRI) is an integrated manufacturer of precision components and provider of supply chain services for the aerospace and defense industry. The Company has over 35 years of experience in the industry and has developed leading positions in several important markets that have significant barriers to entry. With embedded relationships with many leading aerospace and defense prime contractors, the Company designs and manufactures structural parts and assemblies that focus on flight safety, including landing gear, arresting gear See: aircraft arresting gear. , engine mounts and flight controls. Air Industries Group also provides sheet metal fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration.
, tube bending, and welding services, as well as distributing specialty metals that are a critical component in the aerospace supply chain. Information on the Company and its products may be found online at

Certain matters discussed in this press release are 'forward-looking statements' intended to qualify for the safe harbors Safe Harbor

1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.

2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive.
 from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and  of 1995. In particular, the Company's statements regarding trends in the marketplace, firm backlog, projected backlog, potential future results and acquisitions, are examples of such forward-looking statements forward-looking statement

A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections.
. The forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of projects due to the variability in size, scope and duration of projects, estimates, projections and forecasts made by management with respect to the Company's critical accounting policies, firm backlog, projected backlog, regulatory delays, government funding and budgets, matters pertaining per·tain  
intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
1. To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.

 to potential and pending acquisitions subject to and after closings, and other factors, including results of financial audits and general economic conditions, not within the Company's control. Certain of the Company's forward looking statements, with the projected backlog in particular, are formulated based on management's extensive industry experience and understanding and assessment of industry trends, customer requirements, and related government spending Government spending or government expenditure consists of government purchases, which can be financed by seigniorage, taxes, or government borrowing. It is considered to be one of the major components of gross domestic product. . Projected backlog may be subject to variability and may increase or decrease at any time based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to modifications of previously released orders, acceleration of orders under general purchase agreements, etc. The factors discussed herein and expressed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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