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KNAPE & VOGT MANUFACTURING COMPLETES HIRSH ACQUISITION

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. (NASDAQ-NMS: KNAP) said it has completed the acquisition of The Hirsh Co. of Skokie, Ill. The final terms of the transaction, the largest in Knape & Vogt's history, were not immediately disclosed.
 Hirsh, which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Knape & Vogt, manufactures steel shelving products, home workshop items, closet storage systems and other storage products. Hirsh products are sold through mass merchants.
 Knape & Vogt manufactures wall-attached and freestanding shelving and a wide variety of home furnishing items and also derives about one-third of its sales from drawer slides for OEM office furniture, kitchen and utility cabinet manufacturers.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information on Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co., simply dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter the company number 099./
 /CONTACT: Richard C. Simkins, VP-Finance of Knape & Vogt, 616-459-3311, Ext. 203; or Jack Queeney or Mike Arneth, 312-266-7800, or Regina Ryan, 212-661-8030, all of FRB for Knape & Vogt/
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CO: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co.; The Hirsh Co. ST: Michigan, Illinois IN: SU: TNM

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