Milwaukee® Receives Grainger's Partners in Performance Award

MILWAUKEE, WI – At their annual supplier meeting in Schaumburg, IL, Grainger awarded Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation the 2008 Partners in Performance Award in the Large Supplier Category.

Less than 2% of all suppliers earn this esteemed award that recognizes recipients for exceptional performance throughout the year. With innovative tools and excellent service, Milwaukee was part of this elite group. Award winning suppliers are measured on a number of criteria including responsiveness, on-time shipping, cost control, management commitment and product quality.

"We are relentlessly committed to lead by delivering new products with disruptive innovation, best-in-class performance, and solutions to enhance end-user productivity,” says Steve Richman, President of Milwaukee Electric Tool Company. "For over 85 years, our distribution partners and tradesmen alike have put their trust in the Milwaukee brand. We are proud to be recognized by Grainger® for our efforts and we look forward to building on that foundation of success."

Grainger made special note of the consistent effort put forth by the team members in Olive Branch MS, who "make it happen week in and week out".

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation was first recognized with this award in 2006, and is pleased to be awarded the Partners in Performance award once again.

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12, M18 & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders. Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits plus many more. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit