U.S. Technology Names Innis Maggiore as Agency of Record

CANTON, Ohio (December 22, 1999) - U.S. Technology announced today that it has selected Innis Maggiore Group, an advertising and public relations firm based in Canton, Ohio, as its agency of record.

Innis Maggiore will provide a range of advertising and public relations services for U.S. Technology, a leading provider of blasting products and services. Terms of the relationship were not disclosed.

Innis Maggiore Group Inc. is a regional advertising and public relations agency. The agency employs 26 people and reported 1998 capitalized billings of nearly $12 million. Key clients include Republic Technologies International, Aultman Health Foundation, Oasis Floral Products, Square Two Golf, Schumacher Homes, Parker Hannifin, Rainbow Rentals, Waterlink, Akrochem Corp. and Alpha Enterprises. Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

U.S. Technology Corp., based in Canton, Ohio, has been the leading provider of blasting products and services since it introduced the environmentally friendly concept of dry blasting media in the 1970s. Customers include manufacturers and users of aircraft, electronic components, ships, bridges, industrial machinery and motor vehicles.

Besides supplying blasting media in the industry's widest range of sizes and materials, U.S. Technology provides contract blasting services through its U.S. Technology Aerospace Engineering Division. Another division, U.S. Technology Recycling, provides spent media recycling services and manufactures a line of MarblikeT furniture from recycled blasting residue. The company employs 80 people.

For more information contact:

Jim Cyphert
Director of Public Relations
Innis Maggiore
P: 330-492-5500
Email: jim.cyphert@innismaggiore.com