Dixie Aerospace Announces Acquisition of Mechanical Enterprises Inc.

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia — February 1, 2011 — Dixie Aerospace announced today that it has acquired (MEI) Mechanical Enterprises, Inc. MEI is a thermoforming plastics manufacturer. They also have a 145 repair station for interior components. MEI currently serves original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and commercial airlines. Dixie Aerospace is a distributor of expendables with a focus on bearings; this acquisition allows for an expansion into the interiors market.

Keith Coleman, President of Dixie Aerospace, said, "This acquisition compliments our interior strategy at Dixie Aerospace and provides our customers access to the products they are requesting. Our customers want us to provide products within the cabin interior because they prefer working with a trusted partner to fulfill their needs for quality parts."

Bringing MEI’s superior products into the Dixie Aerospace offering will make it even easier for customers to reduce their annual expenses and address areas of necessary product improvements. "Dixie Aerospace will provide our interior products greater visibility and access to the market place. Its engineering and quality departments compliment our manufacturing expertise. This allows us to continue product improvements that are of interest to both airline and OEM customers", said Phillip Allgood, previous owner of MEI. Phillip will stay on with Dixie Aerospace as the General Manager of Interior Production.

About Dixie Aerospace

Founded in 1968, Dixie Aerospace has evolved into a leading supplier of bearings in the aviation industry. Dedicated to quality and performance, Dixie Aerospace sells authorized parts from approved manufacturers to customers around the world. After joining Wencor in 2000, Dixie Aerospace began to develop Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) parts and today develops just over 300 new PMA parts per year. To learn more about Dixie Aerospace, visit www.dixieaerospace.com.

About MEI

Mechanical Enterprises Inc (MEI) is a leading thermoforming plastics manufacturer specializing in the aerospace, and component markets. Since 1986, Atlanta-based MEI has provided regional, national and global companies with competitive advantages through innovative thermoforming solutions. They serve aircraft, mass transit, merchandising, original equipment manufacturers and other industries. MEI is an FAA licensed repair station and manufacturer of aircraft interior parts.

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