Mentor Protege Agreement with BWXT Y-12---

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- November 5, 2003                    

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BWXT Y-12, MS Technology, Inc. sign mentor-prote'ge' agreement

OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE BWXT Y-12 and MS Technology, Inc. officials today signed a mentor-protege agreement between the two organizations. MS Technology, Inc. recently was licensed by BWXT Y 12 to use a Y-12 developed technology for melting and casting metals using microwave energy and for separating adhesively bonded components using microwave energy.

The agreement provides a way for the two organizations to work together for their mutual benefit. BWXT Y-12 will help enhance MS Technology's business and technical capabilities. MS Technology will, in turn, assist BWXT Y-12 in meeting its mission as a management and operations contractor for the NNSA and DOE.

"This working relationship provides such great benefits for both sides," said BWXT President and General Manager Dennis Ruddy. "The knowledge and expertise of both companies can now be combined to bring about results that would be impossible for both working alone."

MS Technology is setting up a prototype microwave processing facility in Oak Ridge to further develop the technology licensed to them by BWXT Y-12 and to showcase the technology to potential clients.

"We, are excited about working with BWXT Y-12 to continue development and expansion of this technology to applications in both the government and private sectors and to ensure that the technology remains rooted in Oak Ridge," said Harbans Singla, president of M.S Technology, Inc.

 As the mentor, BWXT Y-12 will work to:

-- Increase MS Technology's opportunities in collaborative research and development, subcontracting and business development;

-- Identify and communicate information concerning MS Technology's capabilities in engineering, materials processing

-- Technology, information technology, instrumentation and controls manufacturing, and operations and maintenance; and

-- Identify innovative approaches to technology transfer that support both BWXT Y-12's and MS Technology's mission needs.

Singla said the agreement will expand MS Technology's visibility within the government community of contractors mid allow them access to the outstanding management and technical expertise at Y-12. He also said that access to this expertise would enhance the company's growth and enable MS Technology to become more competitive in the marketplace.

 Ruddy said he believes the arrangement will help BWXT Y-12 meet some of the technological and work force challenges it faces in the future.

 BWXT Y-12, a limited liability enterprise of BWXT Technologies Inc., and Bechtel National, Inc., operates the Y- 12 National Security Complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration.