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UNITED DOMINION REALIGNS MANAGEMENT;VESTS MORE AUTONOMY IN OPERATING UNITS

 CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- United Dominion Industries Limited (NYSE: UDI; TSE) today announced that it has realigned its corporate management structure and vested more autonomy in its business groups.
 William R. Holland, chairman and chief executive officer, said that the organizational changes are designed to promote further decentralization, infuse additional accountability and entrepreneurship within operating units and intensify focus on operating earnings of the multi-industry company.
 "By reducing levels of corporate management and further decentralizing decision-making, we expect our business groups to become more entrepreneurial and accountable for operating results, as if they were independent businesses," Holland said.
 The organizational changes, which largely involve the deployment of former senior corporate officers to the operating units for which they have had management responsibilities, "will also facilitate planned management succession, while accelerating implementation of United Dominion's strategic plans and corporate development initiatives," Holland said.
 Under the new management structure, the business unit presidents will report directly to Holland, who will also be chairman of internal operating boards of directors. The United Dominion board of directors will remain as presently constituted.
 Effective immediately, Robert C. Kelley, 61, formerly president and chief operating officer, has been named vice chairman and chief administrative officer, responsible for substantially all corporate administrative functions. In addition, he will continue to serve as a member of the corporate management committee.
 Frank J. Stevenson, 54, executive vice president of United Dominion, also becomes president of the company's compaction equipment operations, which include BOMAG, based in Boppard, Ger., and Compaction America, headquartered in Kewanee, Ill. MENCK, a German maker of pile-driving hammers, also becomes part of this unit.
 I. B. (Buddy) Prude, 54, formerly senior vice president, has been named president of United Dominion Construction Products and Services, consisting of Varco-Pruden Buildings, Robertson Building Products, Ceco Door and United Dominion's three U.S. construction operations (JESCO, Blaine Construction and ANECO).
 Joseph F. (Jeff) Sherer, 44, formerly vice president of human resources, has been appointed executive vice president of United Dominion Construction Products and Services.
 John G. MacKay, 53, formerly senior vice president, will serve as president of United Dominion Industrial Products, encompassing Waukesha Fluid Handling and Cherry-Burrell Process Equipment operations, which manufacture process equipment, fluid handling equipment and integrated systems for sanitary and industrial markets, and Fenn Manufacturing, which machines precision components for the aerospace industry and manufactures metal forming equipment.
 J. Leckie Rives, 47, also a former senior vice president, becomes executive vice president of United Dominion Industrial Products.
 Uzi Halevy, 57, and Donald G. Mathewson, 56, will continue to serve as president of United Dominion Engineering Services and Dominion Bridge, respectively. United Dominion Engineering Services primarily consists of the Houston and Paris-based Litwin companies, which provide design, engineering and construction services, including advanced process control and environmental engineering services, to the oil refining and petrochemical industries. Dominion Bridge provides engineering/construction services, custom steel fabrication and erection for commercial and industrial markets, principally in Canada.
 Reporting to Kelley are B. Bernard Burns, 44, senior vice president and general counsel, and Robert E. Drury, 48, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Burns will oversee the company's legal, human resources and corporate communications functions, while Drury will be responsible for tax, accounting and treasury activities. They will also serve on the corporate management committee. Glenn A. Eisenberg, 32, vice president-planning and development, continues to report directly to Holland.
 United Dominion is a world-wide manufacturing, engineering and construction company, serving industrial, energy and construction markets. The company has 10,700 employees and more than 50 primary operating locations in seven countries.
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 /CONTACT: Robert L. Shaffer of United Dominion at 704-347-6875/
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