Kennametal Celebrates 75 Years of Advancing Innovation

LATROBE, Pa., Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) marks its 
75(th) year as an industrial technology leader, delivering productivity, 
innovation and performance around the world in the aerospace, earthworks, 
energy, industrial production and transportation industries. 
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Founded in 1938, Philip McKenna's breakthrough invention of tungsten-titanium 
carbide alloys started a company of 12 employees and $30,000 in revenues in 
its first year. Since then, the company he founded — subsequently renamed 
Kennametal — has grown 100,000-fold to nearly $3 billion in revenues, 
serving more than 80,000 customers in 60-plus countries. 
The company's success today holds true to McKenna's focus on continuously 
improving customers' productivity. Kennametal industrial technologies today 
enable advanced manufacturing; effective road rehabilitation; safe, efficient 
mining and energy production; and peak performance in transportation 
equipment, from planes, to trains and automobiles. 
"We drive a strong culture of innovation and performance at Kennametal, 
starting with knowledgeable people and proprietary material science to develop 
better tooling technologies and engineered components for the world's most 
demanding work," said Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal chairman, president and CEO. 
"Today, we consistently achieve 40 percent or more of sales each year from new 
products that offer customers at least 20 percent performance improvement." 
March 1(st) begins a year-long celebration with various activities planned 
throughout the globe. Visit Kennametal's website to learn more about the 
company's history and present-day success. 
Celebrating its 75(th) year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal 
Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding 
environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products and 
application engineering backed by advanced material science, serving customers 
in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, 
industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 
13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of 
its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations 
introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical 
Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product 
Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS 
Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in 
technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver 
the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more 
information, visit the company's website at www.kennametal.com. 
Media Relations, Christina Sutter, +1-724-539-5708, or Investor Relations, 
Quynh McGuire, +1-724-539-6559 
http://www.kennametal.com 
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