Nexcel Named Emerging Manufacturer Of The Year

Nexcel Synthetics, Birmingham, Ala., recently was named Emerging Manufacturer of the Year by the
Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama.The award recognizes excellence in
performance, profitability, leadership and work-force relations.We are very thankful for the
success we have enjoyed, said Rom Reddy, chairman and CEO. There are few companies in our industry
that can claim a 30-percent-per-year average growth in sales over the past five years in a
challenging economic environment.

June 2003