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Advanced Process Control for the Refining and Petrochemical Industry

General Release

HOUSTON, TX, December 11, 2008 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies LP, a leading APC Consulting Services Group, based in Houston Texas , announced the acquisition of the Houston Operations of Control Consulting Incorporated effective January 5, 2009.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) with locations in the United Kingdom , Spain , Singapore , South Korea and the United States is a leading provider of Advanced Process Control consulting services to its Customers in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.

“With the acquisition of CCI's Houston Operations, the combination of the two organizations will further strengthen AMT's offering to the marketplace”, says Brendan Minter, President of AMT. “The Houston Operations of CCI include six of the very best consultants in this business with a combined experience base of 110+ years. The consultants joining AMT's Houston Office share the same focus on Customer Satisfaction and technical excellence as exists within the AMT organization. With the addition of CCI-Houston, AMT will now have close to 30 consultants delivering solutions for our Customers.”

Don Snowden, Vice President of Control Consulting Incorporated's Houston Office: “Both organizations have a strong track record of delivering advanced control solutions that realize maximum benefits over a long period of time. We are looking forward to joining forces with AMT.”

Applied Manufacturing Technologies continues to focus on supporting customers using all major APC technologies including Honeywell's “Profit Controller”, Aspen Technology Inc.'s “DMCplus”, Pavilion Technologies “Process Perfector”, and Cutler Technology's “ADMC”.

For more information, visit www.applied-mt.com .