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WILLIAMS CONTROLS ANNOUNCES NEW FOUR-YEAR LABOR AGREEMENT

 PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Controls, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMCO) announced that on Sept. 3, 1993, its employees at the Tigard, Ore., plant represented by the UAW, ratified a new labor agreement which will extend through Sept. 1, 1997. The previous Williams Controls, Inc./UAW agreement, which had been in effect since November 1990, was scheduled to expire Nov. 14, 1993, but was opened by mutual agreement.
 The agreement provided for annual wage increases of 3 percent and a bonus program based upon the profitability of the company. In addition, the contract continues to provide other benefits, including pension, health care and vacation, and contains provisions governing other terms of employment. The company's 117 union employees are represented by the International Union, United Automobile Workers of America and Amalgamated Local 492.
 Thomas W. Itin, chief executive officer, stated, "This agreement demonstrates management's commitment to our skilled labor force, and to their commitment to participate in the company's success through continuous improvement of quality systems and manufacturing processes. The company continues to focus on customer service and development of new products."
 Williams Controls, Inc. manufactures a wide range of electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic controls and exhaust brakes which are used primarily in the heavy vehicle industry worldwide. Through its Kenco/Williams, Inc. subsidiary, it is also a leading manufacturer and marketer of light truck and utility vehicle accessories.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas W. Itin, chief executive officer and president of Williams Controls, 503-684-8600/
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