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WITHOUT ICE AND SNOW, WINTER OLYMPICS CAN'T GO: YORK INTERNATIONAL IS MOTHER NATURE'S BACK-UP

 WITHOUT ICE AND SNOW, WINTER OLYMPICS CAN'T GO:
 YORK INTERNATIONAL IS MOTHER NATURE'S BACK-UP
 YORK, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Winter Olympics without snow?
 Unthinkable.
 That's why the International Olympic Committee requires artificial snow-making systems at all Olympic ski venues, and why York International Corporation is helping ensure the success of the 1992 Winter Games, which open next month at Albertville, France.
 York International will have its computerized snow cannons trained on 513 acres at four ski sites at Albertville, ready to provide snow if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. In addition, the company has engineered the refrigeration systems at four new ice skating rinks built for the Albertville competitions.
 York International has a long history and promising future in the specialized sports facility market. Company President and CEO Robert N. Pokelwaldt said the firm has established itself "as the premier company for executing complex refrigeration and air conditioning systems for sports venues."
 Nearly $4 million worth of snow- and ice-making equipment has been installed at Albertville. The venues and events include:
 SKI SLOPES
 -- Val d'Isere, 77 acres; men's downhill and other alpine events, except special slalom.
 -- Courchevel, 125 acres; ski jumping and Nordic combined.
 -- Les Menuires, 100 acres; men's special slalom.
 -- Meribel, 211 acres; women's alpine.
 ICE RINKS
 -- Meribel, ice hockey.
 -- Courchevel, ice hockey.
 -- Pralognan, curling.
 -- Albertville, figure skating.
 York International has a distinguished history of involvement with the Olympics spanning more than three decades. Some highlights:
 -- Provided chilling and air conditioning equipment for ice rinks and skating arenas at the 1960 Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif.
 -- Since then, other Olympic sites such as Munich, Grenoble, Innsbruck and now Albertville have selected York equipment.
 -- Provided refrigeration systems for amateur sports training and exhibition facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as the luge/bobsled track built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary.
 -- Official sponsor of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Summer and Winter Teams.
 -- Official sponsor of the U.S. Luge Association. Engineered refrigeration and air conditioning system for the York International Luge Training Complex, a new luge-start facility in Lake Placid, N.Y.
 -- Providing air conditioning for the new U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego; previously provided cooling and refrigeration systems for existing U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lake Placid.
 York International has been selected, too, to provide engineering expertise and specialized equipment for future Olympic events, including:
 -- Air conditioning for all indoor events at this summer's Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
 -- Refrigeration for the Hamar Olympic Halle -- site of speed skating, figure skating, curling and short-track skating for the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway.
 -- Refrigeration for the Hunderfossen luge and bobsled track, also for the Lillehammer games.
 York International Corporation is a full-line, global manufacturer of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration products. It is the third-largest HVACR manufacturer in the United States and a leading competitor in the industry internationally. The company's products are sold in more than 100 countries and the company has 11,400 employees worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Ricci of York International, 717-771-7431/ CO: York International Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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