Sherwood has announced that Cramer Decker Industries began distributing Sherwood valve products in the Southeastern United states at beginning January 2006.

Sherwood is one of four brand units of Harsco GasServ and Cramer Decker Industries is the nation\\$quot;s largest wholesale supplier of compressed gas equipment.

Scott W Boyd, Vice President of sales and marketing at Harsco GasServ said that, \\$quot;Cramer Decker Industries\\$quot; broad sales and marketing experience and the company\\$quot;s knowledge of the domestic valve marketplace are perfect compliments to our focus on building customer alliances and developing partnerships for our precision valve product lines. We are delighted by this opportunity to expand the distribution of our Sherwood products in the Southeastern region and we are confident that Cramer Decker Industries contributions to our concentration on introducing our new Global Valve and specialty gas valves will benefit our customers in the Southeast.\\$quot;

Paul Cramer, Vice President and Director of Compressed Gas Operations noted that, \\$quot;Our new, broader relationship with Sherwood enables Cramer Decker Industries to serve new geographies with our uniquely diverse product offering, and to do so at the most competitive prices in the industry.\\$quot; Southeastern sales accounts will be managed by Tom Barnhart, who brings over 7 years of experience with high pressure cylinders and related products to Cramer Decker Industries. Tom will be based in Alabama.

Cramer Decker Industries operates offices and warehousing facilities in Baltimore, Maryland and Santa Ana, California and has been a leading supplier to the compressed gas industry for 25 years. With over 60,000 square feet of warehousing space on two coasts, Cramer Decker Industries maintains the largest inventory of high pressure and cryogenic products in the United States. The multiple shipping locations and extensive inventory allow Cramer Decker Industries to routinely deliver product anywhere in the United States within 2 business days.