Tex Tech To Supply Airbus Fire Barrier Materials

Tex Tech Industries, a Portland,
Maine-based high-tech textiles manufacturer, has signed an agreement with commercial jetliner maker
Airbus S.A.S., France, whereby Tex Tech will produce the fire barrier materials used in the
passenger cabins of the company’s new and existing aircraft. Airbus reports it currently has 30
orders for new aircraft in 2006.

The deal signals long-term growth and stability, especially for Tex Tech’s North Monmouth,
Maine-based facility, which has 200-plus employees, according to the company.

“This is a great achievement for Tex Tech, working with one of the largest and most
progressive aircraft manufacturers in the world,” said John Stankiewicz, chief operating officer,
Tex Tech. “Not only does it represent a significant achievement, but more importantly, it is a
testament to the innovation and hard work that is happening right here in Maine.”

March 7, 2006