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ITT AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES PHASE TWO CONSTRUCTION OF ITS PRECISION DIE CASTING FACILITY IN TWINSBURG, OHIO

& TWINSBURG, Ohio, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Lester, a business unit of ITT Automotive based in Auburn Hills, Mich., will hold


groundbreaking ceremonies for phase two construction of its precision die casting facility located at 8001 Bavaria Road in Twinsburg, Wednesday, April 28. Construction is expected to begin in May.
 "The expansion of our Twinsburg facility reflects our commitment to meet increased customer demand for precision die casting components in North America, and to contribute to the economic growth of this community," said Thomas K. Walker, president, North America, ITT Automotive.
 The expansy 112 employees and 12 automated precision die casting machines in phase one, will employ more than 200 people and include up to 24 machines upon the completion of phase two.
 The facility is expected to be completed in May 1994. Initial production is slated for October of the same year. Full production is scheduled to begin January 1995.
 "We are pleased that the positive reception to our precision die casting capabilities by customers is allowing us to expand," said Russell D. Davis, general manager for ITT Lester. "This new plant will meet current and future customer demand."
 Currently, ITT Lester is a precision die casting supplier to General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company and TRW-Koyo in North America. ITT Lester is a leading supplier of precision aluminum die castings for transmission and engine components.
 ITT Automotive is a $3.5 billion global automotive supplier of component and system-oriented products to the automotive industry, including fluid-handling systems, structural stampings, seat structures, body hardware, aftermarket products, ITT Teves anti-lock brake, traction-control and total brake systems, ITT SWF wiper systems and automotive electrical components and Koni shock absorbers.
 ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) with 1992 sales and revenues of $21.7 billion global, is a diversified multinational enterprise.
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 /CONTACT: Val Brown of ITT Automotive, 313-340-3680/
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