Fehrer AG Acquires Intellectual Property

Austria-based Fehrer AG has recently acquired North Adams, Mass.-based Morrison Berkshires
Papermaking Clothing Equipment (PMC) needling and finishing intellectual property. To ensure the
accurate transfer of the technology and to maintain future progression of the PMC finishing
machinery, Fehrer has hired Morrison Berkshires design engineer, Sadao Yagi.According to company
officials, Fehrer will now be the only machinery builder that can supply complete wet-felt
facilities with all capital equipment from fiber preparation, carding, cross-lapping, pre-needling,
finish-needling, heat-setting and finishing

April 2001