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HARSCO CORPORATION DISCUSSING PURCHASE OF CANRON'S TAMPER UNIT

 HARSCO CORPORATION DISCUSSING PURCHASE OF CANRON'S TAMPER UNIT
 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Canron Inc., Toronto, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ivaco Inc., Montreal, and Harsco Corporation, Camp Hill, Pa., (NYSE: HSC) announced today that they are at an advanced stage of discussion which may lead to Harsco acquiring Canron's Tamper business headquartered in Columbia, S.C.
 In addition to the United States, Tamper has operations in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Tamper manufactures various types of railway maintenance-of-way equipment. The business would be integrated into Harsco's Fairmont Railway Motors Division.
 The closing of the transaction is subject to the execution of definitive agreements and obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals.
 Canron is a Canadian owned and managed corporation servicing municipal, commercial, railroad and utility markets with operations in Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.
 Harsco Corporation is a diversified, international, industrial company headquartered in Camp Hill. The company's 12 divisions provide products and services for defense, industrial, commercial and construction applications from more than 280 facilities in 34 states and 14 countries.
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 /CONTACT: H.R. McIlvaine of Harsco, 717-763-7064/
 (HSC) CO: Harsco Corporation; Canron Inc.; Ivaco Inc. ST: Pennsylvania, South Carolina IN: ARO SU: TNM


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