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Magnetek, Inc. Hires New Senior Project Engineer

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - December 2, 2008 - Magnetek, Inc., (NYSE: MAG), a leading manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems, today announced that Jeff Boris has joined the Company as a senior project engineer in their mining business unit. Boris has extensive experience with underground mining applications, including the engineering of a radio remote control tandem set of battery powered locomotives for the hard rock mining industry.

Boris comes to Magnetek from SAMINCO, Inc. where he worked with traction control drives as a special applications engineer.  Prior to his experience at SAMINCO, Inc., Boris worked for Cattron-Theimeg as an applications engineer on their traditional radio remote control product lines and on the Accuspeed Locomotive project. He has also worked extensively in the metals industry. Boris received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology from the University of Dayton.

“We are very pleased that Jeff has joined Magnetek,” states Brad Taylor, Magnetek vice president of mining, service, and supply chain. “His engineering abilities and background will support our increased focus on growth opportunities in mining.”

About Magnetek
Magnetek manufactures digital power and motion control systems used in material handling, people moving and energy delivery. The Company is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis. in the greater Milwaukee area and operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa, Canonsburg, Pa and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada as well as Menomonee Falls. On August 13, 2008, the Company reported revenues of $100 million for its 2008 fiscal year, which ended June 29, 2008.

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