Met-Pro Corp. setting up manufacturing in the People's Republic of China

The new entity, Mefiag (Guangzhou) Filter Systems Ltd., will manufacture, sell and service Mefiag filter systems, pumps and accessory equipment for use in the toughest, most corrosive applications in the Chinese plating and metal finishing markets...

HARLEYSVILLE, PA, March 8, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Raymond J. De Hont, chairman and CEO of Met-Pro Corp., reported that the company is in the process of establishing a manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

The new entity, Mefiag (Guangzhou) Filter Systems Ltd., will manufacture, sell and service Mefiag filter systems, pumps and accessory equipment for use in the toughest, most corrosive applications in the Chinese plating and metal finishing markets.

A recent study completed by the Surface Finishing Market Research Board (SFMRB) forecasts that the Chinese plating and metal finishing industries' growth over the next five years will make China the largest plating and metal finishing production area in the world. Mefiag (Guangzhou) Filter Systems Ltd. is expected to be operational during the first half of Met-Pro's current fiscal year and will be managed locally by an employee from Mefiag B.V., Met-Pro's wholly-owned subsidiary located in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Sales will be accomplished through Mefiag B.V.'s long-time distributor in China, a leading chemical supplier to the plating and metal finishing markets.

"The establishment of Mefiag (Guangzhou) Filter Systems Ltd. will not only improve our ability to compete in the plating and metal finishing markets in China, but also in other countries as well," said De Hont. "Through the combination of Mefiag B.V., our Mefiag Division, located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and Mefiag (Guangzhou) Filter Systems Ltd., we will be better positioned than ever to grow our Mefiag filter systems sales worldwide."

Met-Pro Corp. (www.met-pro.com), with headquarters in Harleysville, Pa., manufactures and sells product recovery and pollution control equipment for purification of air and liquids and fluid handling equipment for corrosive, abrasive and high temperature liquids. With 10 divisions and six wholly-owned subsidiaries, the company -- established in 1966 -- provides products to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets that include, but are not limited to, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, petrochemicals, water and aquariums.

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