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Magnetek, Inc. is Named Authorized Service Provider for Yaskawa Drives

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - July 9, 2010 - Magnetek, Inc., (NYSE: MAG) today announced that Magnetek Mining has been approved to be an Authorized Service Provider (ASP)  of Yaskawa America’s variable frequency drives. As a certified Yaskawa ASP, Magnetek will offer a full suite of technical repair services including on-site commissioning, troubleshooting, technical support and both warranty and non-warranty repairs.

By offering technical support and repair services through Magnetek’s Pittsburgh, Pa., facility, customers’ drives will be serviced by a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of digital power and motion control systems that specializes in mining applications with rigorous quality requirements. Magnetek offers competitive repair prices and quick turnaround using only factory authorized components and parts, with all repairs being covered by Yaskawa’s standard warranty terms and conditions.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this increased support to our current and future customers,” said Brad Taylor, vice president and general manager of Magnetek’s Energy Systems. “Our technicians successfully completed Yaskawa’s factory certification test so our customers can be assured they will receive the highest quality service and technical support.”


About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in mining, overhead material handling, elevator and energy delivery applications.  The Company is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists and monorails, and provides Energy Engineered drives, radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems to North America’s foremost overhead material handling crane builders. Magnetek is also the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators.  In energy delivery, the Company develops and markets digital power inverters that connect renewable energy sources to the utility grid, and is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Magnetek is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, and operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Canonsburg, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.

Media Contact:
Lynn Bostrom
Director, Marketing Communications
(262) 252-2903
lbostrom@magnetek.com

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