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Heroux's ABA Industries Gets Another F-110 Engine Contract.

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MARCH 20, 1996--HEROUX INC.(ME: HRX ) Heroux Inc. announced today that the Air Logistics Command at Tinker Air Force Base, in Oklahoma has awarded ABA Industries the first order on a CDN$7.2 million three-year contract to produce augmentor flaps for the F-110 engine. The initial production of the flaps, which are part of the engine exhaust system, will span from August 1996 to February 1997 for an initial value of CDN$1.9 million.

Heroux Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gilles Labbe, stated this order is a natural extension to the June 1995 $6.2 million order from the U.S. Air force to manufacture the divergent flaps for the F-110 engine. "This additional order clearly demonstrates our ability to build on existing customer relationships and positions Heroux as a valued supplier to the U.S. Air Force," said Mr. Labbe.

ABA is a designated Air Force Material Command Blue Ribbon contractor for gas turbines, jet engines and aircraft components.

Heroux Inc., a Canadian company based in Longueuil, Quebec, specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and repair of industrial and aerospace products. Additional facilities are located in St-Andre-Est, Quebec (FRE Composites), Pinellas Park, Florida (A.B.A. Industries), and Cincinnati, Ohio (McSwain Manufacturing). Approximately 85 percent of the company's sales are to the United States. Heroux's shares trade on the Montreal Exchange under the symbol HRX.

CONTACT: Heroux Inc.

Gilles Labbe

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

514/679-5450

or

Maison Brison

Rick Leckner

514/731-0000
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