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SALT RIVER PROJECT CONTRACTS WITH WACKENHUT FOR SECURITY

 CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wackenhut Corporation (NYSE: WAK) was awarded a contract by the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., for physical security at its various statewide facilities and operational sites.
 The contract with Wackenhut, one of the world's largest suppliers of trained security officers and physical security services, is scheduled to begin on June 1, 1993 and will provide over $2.5 million in annual revenues to the corporation.
 Richard R. Wackenhut, president and chief operating officer of The Wackenhut Corporation, said, "Our company is uniquely qualified to provide standardized security operations to a large organization with a critical mission and statewide operations, and we look forward to our future association with the Salt River Project."
 The Wackenhut Corporation has developed a reputation for quality service and professionalism while performing security-related services at nuclear power generating plants, manufacturing sites, government buildings and other businesses throughout the United States, and in 45 other countries.
 It was founded in 1954 by George R. Wackenhut, a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who remains today as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick F. Cannan, director of corporate relations of The Wackenhut Corporation, 305-666-5656/
 (WAK)


CO: The Wackenhut Corporation; Salt River Project ST: Florida, Arizona IN: SU: CON

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