2/14/2012
TechPrecision Corporation Executes a Purchase Agreement For Up To $9.5 Million in Sapphire Chamber Orders
CENTER VALLEY, PA – February 14, 2012 – TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) (“TechPrecision”, or “the Company”), an industry leading manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and systems with customers in the alternative energy, cleantech, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today announced that it has executed a purchase agreement with an existing Tier-1 customer, to produce sapphire chambers at its Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd. (WCMC) facility in China.

This agreement results from the successful completion of prototype units delivered to the customer, in February 2012. When ordered under this purchase agreement, production volume units are expected to ship throughout FY 2013 (beginning as early as March 2012) and could aggregate up to $9.5 million in revenue.

“This purchase agreement validates that we are producing robust prototype units which can translate into production volumes,” said Mr. James Molinaro, CEO of TechPrecision Corporation. “Our WCMC division was developed to be a quality operation that allows us to deliver chambers to this rapidly growing global market. TechPrecision has already produced more than 1,100 high temperature vacuum chambers for the solar and sapphire markets.”

Mr. Molinaro continued, “Largely at the urging of our customers, we rapidly qualified our capability and capacity in Asia to position our production close to our customer’s end-users. This purchase agreement supports this decision, and we expect to capture a larger share of the market as our WCMC division continues to develop. This purchase agreement is expected to lead to orders which could increase the run rate for WCMC by approximately 148%, based on the $3.2 million of production completed over the past six months and shipped during the third quarter of fiscal 2012.”

About TechPrecision Corporation

TechPrecision Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ranor, Inc., and Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd., is an industry leading, global manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and systems. These products are used in a variety of markets including: renewable energy (solar and wind), medical, nuclear, defense, industrial, and aerospace. TechPrecision’s mission is to be the leading end-to-end global service provider to its markets by furnishing custom, fully integrated “turn-key” solutions for complete products that require custom fabrication, precision machining, assembly, integration, inspection, non-destructive evaluation and testing. To learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at http://www.techprecision.com. Information on the Company’s website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.

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