Kennametal Inc. announced today that it has presented its sixth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence Awards to six Kennametal projects worldwide. The awards recognize excellence in promoting progressive environmental, health and safety initiatives. This year Kennametal received a record 49 nominations spanning a wide array of projects and ideas.

"Environment, Health and Safety are an integral part of Kennametal's core business strategy," commented Kennametal President and CEO Carlos Cardoso. "We are dedicated to helping safeguard the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which they operate and are excited to recognize the projects that showcase excellence and commitment to our EHS initiatives."

Winners of the 2007 EHS Excellence Awards were chosen by a set of six external judges representing various environmental, health and safety institutions. Nominees were judged according to their demonstration of leadership, innovation, facility collaboration, employee benefit, measurable cost and risk reduction and improvement in business operations and quality.

  This year's winners are:

  -- Presidential Award for Health and Safety: ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
     Kennametal's Asheboro, North Carolina, facility was recognized for
     their indoor air quality modifications resulting in improved air
     quality on the manufacturing floor.

  -- Presidential Award for Environmental: ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA;
     Through a scrap material recycling program, these Kennametal facilities
     will be able to recycle over 1,300 tons of material annually, as well
     as benefit from the elimination of potential disposal fees.

  -- Health and Safety Excellence Award: KENNAMETAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER,
     Through the development of a reusable container, the Kennametal
     Distribution Center in Cleveland, Ohio, reduced potential ergonomic
     concerns and increased productivity by over 35 percent.

  -- Health and Safety Excellence Award: BEDFORD, PENNSYLVANIA
     Through the installation of furnace loading improvements, Kennametal's
     Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility has reduced manual efforts associated
     with production further ensuring employee safety.

  -- Environmental Excellence Award: ENGINEERED PRODUCTS GROUP
     Through employee awareness and involvement in Kennametal's Lean
     process, the company's Engineered Products Group, has significantly
     reduced energy usage resulting in savings across the entire business
     unit worldwide. (Irwin, Pennsylvania; TCM Detroit, Michigan; Traverse
     City, Michigan; Victoria, British Columbia ; Kelowna, British Columbia;
     Arnheim & Hardenberg, Netherlands)

  -- Environmental Excellence Award: CORPORATE CAMPUS LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA
     Through Kennametal's Lean process, this facility was able to identify
     ways to reduce the consumption of electricity and natural gas
     significantly reducing costs and generating savings.

Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Customers buy approximately $2.4 billion annually of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our 14,000 talented employees in over 60 countries - with some 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside the United States. Visit us at [KMT-G]

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