Batson Group To Represent Calemard

France-based Calemard — a designer and manufacturer of equipment for the textile industry, and a
subsidiary of Spoolex Group — has selected Greenville-based Batson Group Inc. to market its in-line
and off-line slitting and rewinding machines in the United States and Canada.

Calemard’s technologies include crush, shear and razor slitting systems, and sealing and
cutting technologies; and its rewinding technologies include spooling systems that, according to
the company, allow rewinding of 10 times more product than on a pancake roll. Calemard recently
began converting technical textiles for the filtration market and personal hygiene wipes industry.
In addition, the company manufactures a complete stock preparation solution for the tire industry.

September 23, 2008