Dixie Aerospace Announces Acquisition of J.R. Potter & Associates, Inc.

ATLANTA, Georgia - December 6, 2010-Dixie Aerospace announced today that it has acquired J.R. Potter & Associates, Inc. With an extensive line of tools, Potter & Associates greatly enhances the services already provided by Dixie Aerospace. Dixie Aerospace is now able to provide a multitude of specialty tools and gauges including tools for bearing and fastener installation and removal as well as rivet installation. This addition allows customers to turn to Dixie Aerospace as their single source for all facets of the bearing installation process.

Jason Caldwell, President of Dixie Aerospace, has expressed his excitement about this new offering. "We are thrilled to have Jim Potter and his company join the Dixie Aerospace team. This is a perfect compliment to the bearing products we sell, and allows our customers across the globe to get the right products and the right tools to use them from a single source."

"I believe the acquisition by Dixie Aerospace will allow our customers worldwide to experience a much larger scope of products, including 21 brands of aircraft bearings," Jim Potter, President of Potter & Associates, said. Jim has 50 years of experience in the tools, fastener, and seal fields of the aerospace industry. With his vast knowledge of tooling specifications and requirements, he will continue to provide excellent customer service at Dixie Aerospace.

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 J.R. Potter & Associates, Inc.

J.R. Potter & Associates has proven to be a valued supplier in the aircraft tools and seals market for over thirty years. They distribute several quality tooling lines, including installation and removal tools for bearings and fasteners as well as installation tools for rivets. Potter and Associates distributes for several well known and highly esteemed suppliers, including Rexnord, Helitools Inc., Zephyr Tools, Omega Technologies, HR Tolling, and SECO Seals. In 2009, J.R. Potter and Associates was presented with The President's "E" Award for Export Excellence, just months after Jim was named Ohio Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. To learn more about J.R. Potter & Associates, visit www.toolsforaircraft.com.

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