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ROCKWELL AND SUMITOMO FORM TEAM TO BID ON L.A. STANDARD LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE PROGRAM

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California-based Rockwell International Corp. (NYSE: ROK) and Sumitomo Corporation of America today announced a joint effort to bid on the L.A. Standard Light Rail Vehicle Program, commonly referred to as the Metro Green Line. The program is managed by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. Proposals are due Jan. 11.
 "This agreement forms a very strong team that brings together two proven performers," said John A. McLuckey, president of Rockwell's Defense Electronics businesses. "The Rockwell/Sumitomo team offers Rockwell's heritage as a long-time business leader in the Los Angeles area with advanced technical and management strengths, while Sumitomo provides its worldwide rail car expertise -- a proven capability that has already been demonstrated right here in Los Angeles.
 "For Rockwell, the teaming represents a two-pronged approach," added McLuckey. "It is a continuation of our defense conversion efforts and an expansion of the corporation's already considerable transportation-oriented business ventures. Rockwell will draw upon the transportation expertise of the entire corporation -- from both our commercial and government businesses."
 For example, Rockwell Automotive is a leading global supplier of passenger car and light truck components and systems, as well as complete drivetrains for heavy-duty vehicles. Rockwell electronics businesses like Collins Commercial Avionics and Allen-Bradley, a leader in industrial automation, also produce products that serve the transportation marketplace.
 "In addition, Rockwell has applied its 40 years of aircraft electronics experience to provide Advanced Train Control Systems to commercial railroads since the mid-1980s. In defense, Rockwell designed, developed and produced the rail cars and electronics for the U.S. Air Force Rail Garrison Launch Control System," said McLuckey.
 Rockwell's executive in charge of this project is Earl S. Washington, vice president of Transportation Systems. "The complementary strengths of the Rockwell/Sumitomo team ensures that Los Angeles will receive world-class rail cars," said Washington. "The Rockwell/Sumitomo team is also committed to developing maximum local job content, both directly and through our subcontractors.
 "The Rockwell/Sumitomo team provides an exciting combination of advanced technology, proven experience in the transportation industry and economic advantages for the city's residents," concluded Washington.
 The 20-mile Metro Green Line will run between El Segundo and Norwalk, Calif. The rail line is currently under construction and scheduled to open in November 1994. The Rockwell/Sumitomo team will be bidding on a contract for 87 rail cars to serve the Green Line.
 Sumitomo, in business in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, built the light rail cars for the Long Beach-to-downtown Los Angeles Metro Blue Line and is producing the first 15 rail cars for the Green Line under a contract awarded in October 1992.
 Rockwell is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products of its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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