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Sherman + Reilly Announces 2014 Break Away Road Tour in Eastern Region

Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, will conduct a 19-city eastern state tour to display and demonstrate its new utility stringing equipment aimed at significantly improving the safety of linemen in the electric utility industry. The Break Away Road Tour will start September 15 in St. Louis, Missouri, and end October 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chattanooga, TN. Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, the leading manufacturer of power line stringing and installation equipment, will conduct a 19-city eastern state tour to display and demonstrate its revolutionary new utility stringing equipment aimed at significantly improving the safety of lineman in the electric utility industry. The Break Away Road Tour will start September 15 in St. Louis, MO and end October 16 in Atlanta, GA.

“Through considerable research, we’ve applied standards of health and safety using advanced technologies that promise to make this new generation of utility equipment the safest to use, quickest to learn and most efficient to deploy,” stated Michael Dunn, Sr. VP and General Manager of Sherman + Reilly. “We want utility personnel to have an up close look at this new equipment and the chance to test drive its capabilities.”

Sherman + Reilly will be highlighting its exclusive Safe-Zone™ Operator Cab among its new products. It has all digital controls, joy stick operation, digital recording of all job performance and on-board diagnostics ensuring improved machine up times.

Joining Sherman + Reilly on the tour will be Greenlee Utility® and HD Electric®.

Greenlee Utility will demonstrate its ergonomic and intelligent battery tool platform with products like theEK425L Gator® Battery Powered Crimping Tool, Gator Eye™, JRF-4 Universal Cable Stripper andGTS-1930 Saber Cable Stripper. HD Electric will showcase an innovative line of test measurement and control products, like the new HVA High Voltage Digital Ammeter, a high voltage digital ammeter with a large LED display designed for taking AC current measurements up to 2000 amps, 25-500Hz.

A complete list of tour dates and locations can be found at the Sherman + Reilly,Greenlee and HD Electric websites.

Updates from the Break Away Road Show will be also available on theSherman+Reilly Twitter page, on the Greenlee Facebook and Twitter pages and HDE’s Facebookand Twitter pages.

For more information or to pre-register for the tour, go to the registration page or copy and paste this URL into your browser:


About Sherman+Reilly, Inc.
Since 1927, Chattanooga-based Sherman + Reilly, a Textron company, has been a leading manufacturer of tools and equipment for underground and aerial transmission, and distribution of electrical power and communications systems, including a complete line of bundle blocks, pullers, tensioners and reel trailers. Telecommunications products include fiber Cablejet, Superjet and Microjet cable “blowing” equipment. More information is available at www.sherman-reilly.com.

About HD Electric Company
For over eighty years, HD Electric Company, a Textron Company, has provided products serving the diverse needs of the electrical power industry and its related industries worldwide. HDE’s continuous improvement and innovation in the areas of controlling, testing, measuring and recording of electric power has resulted in the development of leading edge products designed to help deliver electric power to customers safely and efficiently. More information is available at www.HDElectricCompany.com.

About Greenlee
Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. Greenlee also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available atwww.greenlee.com.

About Textron
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit:www.textron.com.

Pat Spadafore
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