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MORRISON KNUDSEN PURCHASES MANUFACTURER OF LOCOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

 BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrison Knudsen Corp. (MK) (NYSE: MRN) announced today that MK has purchased Clark Industries Inc. of Gilman, Ill., a leading manufacturer of cylinder heads, pistons and liner assemblies for railroad locomotives.
 "This acquisition is another step forward in our vertical integration strategy, to produce key components for MK-manufactured locomotives," said William J. Agee, the company's chairman and chief executive officer. "Clark Industries will complement the product lines of other manufacturers and distributors we have recently acquired."
 Clark Industries holds a patent on cylinder heads. The company will provide state-of-the-art complete power assemblies for EMD and GE engines.
 MK's growing list of locomotive parts manufacturers also includes Motor Coils Manufacturing Co., of Pittsburgh, a manufacturer of traction motors and related equipment, and MK Engine Systems Co. Inc., of Simi Valley, Calif., and Latham, N.Y., a manufacturer of locomotive turbochargers and other engine components.
 In addition, MK recently acquired Power Parts Co., of Chicago, one of the world's largest distributors of non-critical engines parts for locomotives.
 Clark Industries has 20 workers at its Gilman plant -- a 40,000-square-foot facility.
 Morrison Knudsen Corp. serves the world's transportation, construction, environmental, industrial and power markets as an engineer, contractor and manufacturer, offering complete development, operations and financial services.
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 /CONTACT: Brent Brandon of Morrison Knudsen, 208-386-5387/
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CO: Morrison Knudsen Corp.; Clark Industries Inc. ST: Idaho IN: TRN SU: TNM

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