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Tecumseh Products Company Selects Technology Research Corporation's Fire Shieldâ„¢ Technology

Jun 4, 2002

Tecumseh Products Company (NASDAQ: TECUA)(NASDAQ: TECUB) today announced that as a result of a joint development effort with Technology Research Corporation (TRC) (NASDAQ: TRCI), it has signed a cross license agreement for technology that provides for the improved protection of "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems" against electrical faults.

Kent B. Herrick, Vice President of Tecumseh, said, "TRC was selected due to its advanced design capability in the prevention of fires through the use of its Fire Shield Technology." He added, "We are excited about the combination of Tecumseh's proprietary technology relating to the protection of refrigeration compressors with TRC's proprietary Fire Shield technology which will bring an advanced level of protection to refrigeration and air conditioning systems worldwide."

Raymond H. Legatti, President of Technology Research Corporation, said, "We are pleased that Tecumseh selected Fire Shield to be integrated with their proprietary technology." Legatti added, "Our Fire Shield technology is also being marketed by TRC for cord fire protection on single-phase cord-and-plug- connected room air conditioners manufactured after January 2004, as required by the National Electrical Code."

The licensed product is targeted at 15 to 20 million refrigeration and air conditioning systems sold worldwide each year.

Tecumseh Products Company is a full-line independent global manufacturer of hermetic compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration products, gasoline engines and power train products for lawn and garden applications, and a diversified line of pumps for the retail and commercial consumer.

TRC is recognized as a worldwide leader in electrical safety products that prevent electrocution, electrical fires and protect against serious injury from electrical shock. Based on its core technology in ground fault sensing, products are designed to meet the needs of the consumer, commercial, and industrial markets worldwide. The Company also supplies power monitors and control equipment used by the United States Military and its prime contractors.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: Certain statements in this press release are forward looking in nature and accordingly, are subject to risks of uncertainties. The actual results may differ materially from those described or contemplated.


SOURCE: Tecumseh Products Company

CONTACT: Pat Walsh, Director of Investor Relations of Tecumseh Products
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