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ROHR DEDICATES STATE-OF-THE-ART RECYCLING FACILITY

 ROHR DEDICATES STATE-OF-THE-ART RECYCLING FACILITY
 CHULA VISTA, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Rohr (NYSE: RHR)


today dedicated a new state-of-the-art recycling facility which will dramatically reduce hazardous waste disposal at the company's Chula Vista plant.
 The $850,000 Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing Plant (LAMP) employs a recycling concept called the coordinate chemical bonding and adsorption (CCBA) process. CCBA was developed by a corporate scientist at the 3M company and refined by both the San Diego Regional Water Reclamation Agency (through grants by the State of California's Department of Toxic Substance Control) and by further studies funded by Rohr.
 In the Rohr CCBA system, the heavy metal contaminants found in industrial discharge from Rohr's metal processing operations -- principally chrome, copper, lead and nickel -- are mixed with a clay that binds all of the heavy metal contaminants within its structure. The material is shaped and extruded, much like spaghetti, into strips and then cut into smaller chunks called pellets. The pellets are heated in a kiln to a temperature of almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which bonds them into a tough, sterile, ceramic-like aggregate with the consistency of gravel. The result is a highly desirable and marketable lightweight aggregate, which will be sold to concrete block manufacturers. The aggregate is environmentally safe, and the local building industry has expressed great optimism for its use.
 Producing a valuable building product that can be sold to concrete block makers is only part of the LAMP story. By transforming hazardous waste into a non-hazardous product, the LAMP is also expected to save Rohr the expense and avoid the risks previously incurred in trucking the waste to a remote recycling or disposal facility. While the savings will be nearly negated by the costs to operate and maintain this recycling facility, the public will benefit because of significantly reduced hazardous waste disposal.
 Rohr designs, integrates, manufactures and supports engine nacelle systems and components for commercial, military and business aircraft. Rohr, headquartered in Chula Vista, has facilities in the United States and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Mark C. Bergherr of Rohr, 619-691-2610/
 (RHR) CO: Rohr Inc. ST: California IN: AIR SU:


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