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A. P. GREEN INDUSTRIES, INC. UNION RATIFIES CONTRACT

 MEXICO, Mo., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Union employees of A. P. Green Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: APGI) in Mexico and Fulton, Missouri ratified a new five-year contract when they voted Saturday. The previous contract expired Saturday at midnight. The two refractory plants employ more than 400 members of Aluminum, Brick and Glassworkers Local 790.
 Paul F. Hummer, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of A. P. Green, said of the contract ratification, "The company is obviously pleased that our employees at Mexico and Fulton voted to accept what we feel is an excellent five-year package."
 "I feel that both parties in these negotiations recognized the need for major changes in the way we manufacture and market our refractory products. The contract reflects some of the changes which are critical to allow our Company to remain competitive and expand our business further into international markets."
 "I commend those who served on the negotiating teams representing the union and the company. I trust the spirit of cooperation which existed in the bargaining sessions will continue into our daily business and make the company even more successful."
 "We look forward to continuing to improve our Mexico and Fulton operations through working together to become the most efficient producer of high quality clay/alumina products", Mr. Hummer added.
 A. P. Green Industries, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, Mo., mines, processes, manufactures and distributes specialty minerals and mineral- based products, including industrial lime products and refractories in both the United States and international markets. The company operates 13 plants in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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 /CONTACT: R. L. Bramblett, director - human resources of A.P. Green Industries, 314-473-3324/


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