Bison Gear and Kaman Industrial Technologies Sign National Distribution Agreement

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Bison Gear's complete fractional horsepower gearmotor product line now available through Kaman's network of almost 200 customer service centers in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Following a successful period of regional authorized distribution, gearmotor manufacturer, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has entered into a new North American distribution agreement with Kaman Industrial Technologies, one of North America's largest distributors of power transmission and motion control products. Kaman now has the ability to distribute the full product offering of Bison's gearmotors throughout its nearly 200 customer service centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Kaman has been Bison authorized in the northeast U.S. for the past two years. Now, both Bison and Kaman will benefit from national authorization.

"In our 50th Anniversary year, Bison is especially pleased to have entered into this expanded distribution partnership with Kaman," said Todd Lucich, Vice President of Sales for Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. "Kaman's reputation as a solution provider for its customers aligns well with Bison's consultative approach to engaging end users from the design to installation phase of the product development lifecycle to ensure that the product we provide meets our promise of engineering excellence."

"Bison's technological leadership is recognized throughout industry and aligns well with Kaman's goal of providing high technology product solutions to our customers," said David Mayer, Vice President of Marketing for Kaman Industrial Technologies. "With Bison's reputation for innovative engineering and Kaman's focus on application based selling solutions, this partnership has the potential to provide unique solutions to the challenges faced by our customers."

The addition of the Bison line is designed to enhance Kaman's ability to better serve the electrical needs of customers, especially those looking for solutions that require reduced dimensions in a powerful compact package.

About Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, a leading distributor of industrial parts operates nearly 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than three million items including bearings, power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in a variety of industries. Additionally, Kaman provides value-added services such as engineering and design support for electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belt and rubber fabrication, reducer build, hose assemblies, custom modifications, repair services, fluid analysis and motor management. Kaman Industrial Technologies is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN).

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison's strong engineering tradition, based on Robusticity™ principles, offers products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison's St. Charles, Illinois integrated production facility manufactures gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC electric motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important.

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