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JOY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES THAT ITS FRANKLIN PLANT IS CERTIFIED TO ISO9001 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD

 FRANKLIN, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Technologies Inc. (NYSE: JOY) announced today that its Franklin Plant has been certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and is now one of approximately 250 manufacturing facilities in the United States, out of an estimated 250,000, to attain this certification.
 The certification of the Franklin facility followed an intensive assessment of Joy's quality systems at this location by Bureau Veritas Quality International ("BVQI"), which is accredited through the British National Accreditation of Certifying Bodies and the Dutch Council for Certification. The ISO9001 standard for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and service has been adopted by over 50 countries throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom and Poland.
 "We are proud of the ISO9001 certification at our Franklin plant and wish to thank the employees whose hard work has resulted in this notable achievement. Joy is now the only supplier of underground mining machinery in the United States to receive this distinction", said
 John Nils Hanson, president of Joy's Mining Machinery division. "The ISO9001 standard provides assurance to our customers that our products are the result of a world-class quality process. This award is another example of our continuing commitment to provide our customers with the best products and services available anywhere in the world", concluded Hanson.
 Joy Technologies Inc. is a leader in the worldwide manufacturing and servicing of mining equipment for the underground extraction of coal and other bedded materials. The company is also a major North American supplier of air pollution and ash handling equipment used by utilities and other industrial operations.
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 /CONTACT: Charles A. Ziegler, vice president, quality assurance, 814-432-1335, or John F. Moynahan, vice president & treasurer, 412-562-4540, both of Joy Technologies/
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