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Glassmaster Company Third Quarter Results Net Income Up & QS 9000 Registration

LEXINGTON, S.C., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymond Trewhella, President of Glassmaster Company (Nasdaq: GLMA GLMA Gay and Lesbian Medical Association ), reported today net income for the third quarter ending June 1, 1997 was $103,092 or $0.06 per share compared to the net income of $19,496 or $0.01 per share for the same period last year. Sales for the quarter were $5,641,301 a decrease of 12% over the same period last year and exceeded this year's second quarter sales by 4%.

Year-to-date sales of $15,818,744 are down 10.6% from last year, however, net income of $109,286 or $0.07 per share improved from $64,621 or $0.04 per share last year.

During the quarter, Glassmaster Controls Company, Inc. located in Kalamazoo, Michigan was recommended for QS 9000 registration -- a distinction awarded by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc., a worldwide recognized certification company. QS 9000 is a general manufacturing quality standard jointly developed by a Chrysler/Ford/ General Motors Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force to harmonize the fundamental quality system expectations of the three major North American North American

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We expect our operating performance to continue to improve for monofilament monofilament,
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 products and truck controls during the fourth quarter.

Glassmaster Company is a Lexington, South Carolina-based processor- fabricator of thermoplastic A polymer material that turns to liquid when heated and becomes solid when cooled. There are more than 40 types of thermoplastics, including acrylic, polypropylene, polycarbonate and polyethylene.  and thermoset A polymer-based liquid or powder that becomes solid when heated, placed under pressure, treated with a chemical or via radiation. The curing process creates a chemical bond that, unlike a thermoplastic, prevents the material from being remelted. See thermoplastic.  plastic materials, where it manufactures extruded monofilaments including sewing thread, filaments for papermakers fabrics, trimmer and fishing lines. The Company also operates a plant in Newberry, SC, where it manufactures marine and CB antennas and specialty fiberglass products, and a plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where it manufactures and assembles a wide range of flexible steel wire controls and molded plastic control panels.
                            GLASSMASTER COMPANY
                          (Thousands) (Unaudited)
                           Three Months Ended           Nine Months Ended
                       June 1, 1997  June 2, 1996   June 1, 1997  June 2, 1996
    NET SALES            $5,641.3      $6,407.0        $15,818.7   $17,703.5
    COST OF SALES         4,569.1       5,439.0         12,994.9    14,877.0
    GROSS MARGIN          1,072.2         968.0          2,823.8     2,826.5
    SELLING EXPENSES        289.4         288.7            799.3       820.7


     EXPENSES               263.5         311.7            783.0       834.0

     INCOME                 519.2         367.6          1,241.5     1,171.9
    INTEREST EXPENSE        164.3         158.6            468.2       473.1

     EXPENSES - NET         207.0         182.7            621.4       618.7

     INCOME TAXES           147.9          26.3            152.0        80.1

     TAXES                   44.8           6.9             42.7        15.5
    NET INCOME (LOSS)    $  103.1      $   19.5        $   109.3   $    64.6

     PER SHARE           $   0.06      $   0.01        $    0.07   $    0.04
                          Consolidated Balance Sheet
                           (Thousands) (Unaudited)
                                                    As of           As of
                                                 June 1, 1997    June 2, 1996

    CURRENT ASSETS                                $ 6,971.7        $ 7,058.0
    FIXED ASSETS - NET OF DEPRECIATION              6,072.0          5,592.3
    OTHER ASSETS                                      332.9            255.3
    TOTAL ASSETS                                  $13,376.6        $12,905.5

    CURRENT LIABILITIES                           $ 5,922.4        $ 5,902.7
    LONG TERM DEBT                                  3,298.2          3,087.5
    DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                             514.5            453.0
    TOTAL LIABILITIES                               9,735.1          9,443.2
    STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY                            3,641.5          3,462.4
    TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDER EQUITY        $13,376.6        $12,905.5

SOURCE Glassmaster Company
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/CONTACT: Raymond M. Trewhella, President, Glassmaster Company, 803-359-2594/


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