Hennessy Industries to Defend EconoBalance Wheel Balancing Feature

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Earlier this month, Hunter Engineering filed a patent infringement lawsuit (case # 4:2008cv00465) against Hennessy Industries. The suit alleges infringement of Hunter patents relating to a balancing system marketed by Hunter under the “SmartWeight” brand name. Hennessy Industries disputes the merits of the suit, and intends to vigorously defend its right to market EconoBalance (“EB”) technology in its Coats® brand wheel balancers.

About Hennessy Industries
Hennessy Industries manufactures COATS®, AMMCO® and BADA®. It is the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America and is recognized for its advanced technology in the manufacture of COATS® tire changers and wheel balancers, AMMCO® brake lathes and lifts, and BADA® wheel balancing weights.

Hennessy Industries, Inc., is a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), a Fortune 500 company. Hennessy is headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky.

To learn more, see your AMMCO® distributor or visit http://www.ammcoats.com.

CONTACT:
Amber Sims
Gish, Sherwood & Friends
615-385-1100
asims@gish.com

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