JWC Environmental and Franklin-Miller, Inc. announce settlement of law suit regarding JWC held patent

JWC Environmental of Costa Mesa, California and Franklin-Miller, Inc. of Livingston, New Jersey jointly announce the settlement of a law suit for patent infringement brought by JWCE. The suit accused certain versions of two Franklin-Miller products, the TASKMASTER 8500 and TASKMASTER TITAN, of infringing a JWCE patent dealing with side rail technology.

COSTA MESA, CA, Jne 2004 - JWC Environmental (JWCE) of Costa Mesa, California and Franklin-Miller, Inc. of Livingston, New Jersey jointly announce the settlement of a law suit for patent infringement brought by JWCE. The suit accused certain versions of two Franklin-Miller products, the TASKMASTER 8500 and TASKMASTER TITAN, of infringing a JWCE patent (RE 37,550E) dealing with side rail technology.

Franklin-Miller, Inc. has agreed to modify the side rails of its systems to a configuration that JWCE agrees does not infringe the patent. In return, JWCE has dropped its lawsuit. All other details of the settlement remain confidential.

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Advanced sewage treatment equipment is of vital and growing importance to the world. JWC Environmental is a leading manufacturer of equipment for wastewater treatment, solids reduction, solids removal and processing. The Monster family of products is legendary for quality and reliability - including the Muffin Monster and Channel Monster sewage grinder, Auger Monster
screen, Screenings Washer Monster and Monster Separation System incorporating a fine screen or band screen with superior screenings conditioning.. Our superior technology provides solutions for the most demanding applications for a sludge grinder, shredder, screen, washer compactor and septage receiving station.

JWC distributes its products through a global network of independent representatives and distributors. In addition, JWC provides extensive sales and service support through regional and international sales offices and service centers. Founded in 1973, JWC Environmental and its worldwide family of employees are committed to providing customers leading edge products, services and value. When it comes to the most demanding wastewater treatment challenges - you can trust Monster quality.

For more information contact Fritz Egger at fritze@jwce.com, JWC Environmental, 290 Paularino Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, voice 800-331-2277, fax 949 833-8858, or visit them online at: www.jwce.com.

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