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262-860-6715
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                         TENNESSEE MAT COMPANY SURPASSES ROI TARGETS
                      WITH HK SYSTEMS’ TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, August 9, 2006 --- HK Systems, Inc., an industry leading developer of Logistic
Management applications, today announces the successful implementation of its Transportation Management
System, iristaTransport, at Tennessee Mat Company, manufacturer and distributor of Wearwell products.

Driven by the need to replace aging proprietary shipping workstations, Tennessee Mat recognized the benefits of
consolidating their LTL and parcel processing systems and eliminating manual carrier selection processes.
Tennessee Mat selected iristaTransport for its ability to meet requirements and its unique, industry leading
automated routing capabilities.

After a year of system operation, Tennessee Mat successfully enabled automated shipment processing for all
standard and the majority of its customized product lines. Additionally, iristaTransport’s routing functionality
allowed Tennessee Mat to automatically select the best carrier and service level for all shipments, while accounting
for customer routing rules, costs, transit times, and carrier performance ratings. Adopting iristaTransport provided
Tennessee Mat with the following improvements:

        •   Reduction in over 50% of customer service issues associated with order delivery by closely adhering to
            customer directed routing and shipping instructions.
        •   Increased revenue by automating the calculation and application of handling charges for prepaid
            orders, without incurring any additional processing costs.
        •   Improved rate quote capabilities through a 90% reduction in quote turnaround time.
        •   Redeployment of transportation labor.

“We have been thrilled by the additional savings driven by the routing and the freight shopping functions”, says
Randy Lyles, Tennessee Mat’s Director of MIS. “The automated routing capabilities alone have enabled us to
reduce our transportation costs by 8%, and the original budgeted return on our investment of 24 months will now
actually be achieved within 14 months”.

“Tennessee Mat is the latest of many customers who have recognized the benefits of centralizing and gaining
control over managing transportation execution functions. We are very pleased with Tennessee Mat’s strong results
and the validation of their original decision to invest in our solutions,” says Dave Adams, HK Systems’ Vice
President of Transportation Solutions. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Tennessee Mat and
working together to find additional areas of cost or productivity improvements achievable with our suite of Logistic
Management Solutions.”

About Tennessee Mat Company

Tennessee Mat Company, Inc. manufactures and distributes matting for industrial and commercial applications.
Specializing in safety, ergonomic and anti-fatigue mats are designed to enhance the comfort and productivity of
standing workers. Their brand name, Wearwell, is known internationally and they have over 3,000 active Industrial,
Safety, Ergonomic, ESD and Commercial distributors worldwide.

Tennessee Mat Company also produces a complete line of indoor and outdoor entrance matting for commercial
buildings. Established in 1950, Tennessee Mat Company, Inc. (www.wearwell.com) has always been dedicated to
providing the “Right Mat for the Right Job at the Right Price.”
PRESS RELEASE
August 9, 2006
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                           TENNESSEE MAT COMPANY SURPASSES ROI TARGETS
                        WITH HK SYSTEMS’ TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


About HK Systems

HK Systems has a proud history of delivering unique logistics solutions that enable the efficient and accurate flow
of raw materials and finished goods through the production, distribution, and delivery process for manufacturers
and their 3PL partners. Working in concert, iristaWarehouse and iristaTransport applications optimally direct
logistics activities based upon the real-time conditions, constraints, and priorities of an enterprise's logistics assets.
By leveraging HK Systems’ extensive industry experience, proven methodologies, and advanced logistics
technologies, organizations continually realize an increase in asset utilization, accuracy, quality, and compliance,
while lowering overall production and distribution costs.

For more information regarding HK Systems, call 1-800-HKSYSTEMS or visit our websites at www.hksystems.com,
www.irista.com

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