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TELXON DEDICATES HOUSTON CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURING COMPLEX

 HOUSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Telxon Corporation (NASDAQ: TLXN) today dedicated the first building of a domestic customer service and worldwide manufacturing complex on the northwest side of Houston.
 Dan R. Wipff, president and chief operating officer of the world leader in handheld microcomputer technology officially opened the company's new domestic maintenance and customer service center on a 15.2 acre site in the West by Northwest Business Park off U.S. Route 290.
 Telxon, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is consolidating operations of nine regional service depots into the 36,000 square foot Houston facility. The customer service facility has already created 52 new jobs this year and will add 118 additional new jobs by mid 1994.
 Just adjacent to the center, Telxon's manufacturing facility of the future is taking shape. When completed next April, the facility will contain more than 116,000 square feet of administration, production, quality control and distribution space.
 Telxon's decision to keep its customer service and manufacturing headquarters in Houston has not only preserved almost 400 jobs, but will create an additional 170 new jobs by mid 1994.
 At that time, Telxon's manufacturing operations, which employ 262 persons on Wynnwood Lane in Northwest Houston, will be redeployed to the new site.
 Telxon, originally founded in Houston in the early 1970's as Electronic Laboratories, Inc., is today a $230 million-plus corporation with sales and service operations around the world.
 "While Telxon has spread to every corner of the globe, the heart and soul of our manufacturing operations have always been here in Houston. And that's where they will remain," Wipff said at the dedication ceremony.
 He explained that in an era where overnight package delivery was pervasive, the concept of scattering remote service depots around the country was neither cost-effective nor efficient. He said a location adjacent to Telxon's manufacturing facility was the obvious choice.
 Wipff said that while Telxon had constantly upgraded its current manufacturing facility, it became obvious that in order to be more competitive in the years ahead, "we need to start from scratch to develop a world-class manufacturing capability that will carry us well into the next century."
 Telxon's chief operating officer said the move to the new complex will greatly increase capacity while improving the efficiency of manufacturing, maintenance and service.
 Wipff called the future for Telxon extremely bright. "The concept of utilizing portable microcomputer technology and wireless data communications in every corner of the workplace and the introduction of pen-based technology is exploding all around us," he said.
 "We are making massive investments in research and development to keep our technological edge and to create the products of choice for the next decade," he explained.
 The build-to-suit complex is being developed by Dienna/Simpkins Company. The Munson Kennedy Partnership is project architect and Workman Construction Company is the general contractor.
 Telxon Corporation, serving more than 7,000 customers in 47 countries around the world, is one of the leading providers of portable and wireless tele-transaction systems. The company integrates advanced Portable Tele-Transaction Computers (PTCs) with wireless and network communication technology, a wide array of peripherals and application-specific software to a diverse group of vertical markets.
 Telxon's executive and engineering offices are headquartered in Akron, Ohio; its manufacturing facility is in Houston.
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 /CONTACT: Richard J. Gurda, vice president, Corporate Communications, of Telxon Corporation, 216-867-3700, or 800-800-8001/
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