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ITT Fluid Technology Unit Is Among First Manufacturers To Achieve ISO 14001 Environmental Standard

    5/16/1997

        MIDLAND PARK, N.J., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT A-C Pump Canada, a unit of
    ITT Fluid Technology, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling technology, is
    among the first North American companies to achieve ISO 14001 certification,
    the international environmental systems standard.
        Created by the same Geneva, Switzerland-based International Standards
    Organization that produced the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 quality management
    certifications, ISO 14001 aims to help companies maintain, and continually
    enhance, systems that lead to optimal environmental practices.
        According to Richard J. Labrecque, President and CEO of ITT Fluid
    Technology Corp., "A-C Pump's achievement reflects our commitment to achieving
    world-class standards -- as well as our strong customer focus."  A-C Pump
    Canada's customer base includes pulp and paper and mining operations, which
    face increasingly stringent environmental regulation, and seek sound practices
    in their suppliers.
        A-C Pump Canada, which manufactures industrial-use pumps, relies on
    environmental management systems to control hazardous waste disposal, energy
    and water consumption, sewer discharge, noise level and other environmental
    concerns.  To elevate its environmental management systems to ISO 14001
    standards, A-C Pump looked at their facility's environmental accident
    scenarios -- and how their current systems would handle these incidents.  They
    then used this information to enhance systems.
        A-C Pump and ITT Fluid Technology have had their own stringent
    environmental standards in place for years, according to A-C Pump Operations
    Manager Sue O'Meara, and these already high standards helped ease the
    certification process.  In addition, A-C Pump's 128 employee facility in
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has a clearly stated company policy that makes
    environmental protection and conservation and employee health and safety just
    as important to the company as economic success.
        Several other units of ITT Fluid Technology are currently working toward
    ISO 14001 certification.  All Fluid Technology units have achieved ISO 9001
    certification.
        ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN) (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide
    diversified manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion dollars
    from its three primary business segments:  Automotive, Defense & Electronics,
    and Fluid Technology.  ITT Automotive is one of the world's largest
    independent suppliers of systems and components to automotive manufacturers.
    ITT Defense & Electronics is a world leader in the design, manufacture and
    support of high technology electronic systems and components for defense and
    commercial markets.  ITT Fluid Technology is one of the world's leading
    manufacturers of products, systems and services for the movement, measurement,
    and control of fluids.
        In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is
    traded under the symbol ("IIN") on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and
    Paris exchanges.
    
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    SOURCE  ITT Fluid Technology
    
    

    CONTACT: Bjorn von Euler of ITT Fluid Technology, 201-670-3522,
    or fax, 201-444-0742, or bvon_euler@fluids.ittind.com

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ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

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