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Magnetek Partners with Eaton to Offer Direct DC Drive Systems to the Crane & Hoist Industry

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - March 21, 2006 - Magnetek Material Handling is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Eaton Corporation to provide sales, support and service of direct DC drive systems to the crane and hoist industry. These systems are used in primary metal and foundry cranes. Magnetek, the industry leader in AC crane controls, will take exclusive responsibility for the sales, design, manufacturing and service of the DDC drive systems under it’s OmniPulse brand name, while Eaton will continue to design and manufacture the drive, contactor and breaker components. According to Perry Pabich, Vice President of Magnetek’s Material Handling business, “This partnership will allow us to provide DC drive technology to facilities currently using older technology DCCP controls, improving their productivity and minimizing their maintenance costs.” Magnetek Material Handling provides a full compliment of overhead material handling control solutions including AC and DC drive systems, soft starters, motors, brakes, conductor bar and festoon systems, radio remote controls, and pushbutton pendant stations.

Magnetek Material Handling is part of Magnetek, Inc. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MAG), Magnetek designs and builds digital power conversion and control products and systems for applications such as material handling, telecommunications, data management and alternative energy wherein reliability is paramount. The Company operates manufacturing and research facilities worldwide and reported total revenue of $242 million for its 2005 fiscal year, ended July 3, 2005. For more information, visit www.magnetek.com. Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion.

Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 59,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.  For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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Lynn Bostrom
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