11/08/2005

TRG - The Respiratory Group

Piper Impact Operating Under Direction of TRG

NEW ALBANY, MS ---- The newly acquired cylinder manufacturing company, Piper Impact of New Albany Mississippi, is to be run under the direction of TRG – The Respiratory Group.

Piper Impact began business in 1958 and is now a world leader in the impact extrusion field. Piper serves a variety of markets including automotive, ordinance and commercial products. Products include high-pressure cylinders, automotive airbag canisters, shock absorber housings, military cartridges and much more. See more at: www.piperimpact.com

Piper Impact will operate under the direction of The Respiratory Group, or TRG. TRG engineers, manufactures and distributes oxygen therapy products/accessories and has grown to become one of the largest distributors of aluminum medical cylinders in the nation. See more at: www.respiratorygroup.com

TRG and Piper Impact anticipate no interruption of business during the acquisition process. A spokesperson of The Respiratory Group has stated, “Piper Impact is a welcome addition to our group of companies and ensures our commitment to growth, stability and continued success.