Mr Fox Tuesday, 05/02/17 12:27:40 PM Re: None Post # of 49 Expected earnings date: 5/8/17 Forward looking statements: · Our belief that our range of products and services at various price and performance levels, our research and development investments and capabilities, and our ability to design and manufacture products will enable us to compete effectively. · Our belief that our facilities and operations are within standards fully acceptable to the Environmental Protection Agency and that all facilities and procedures are operated in accordance with environmental rules and regulations, and international, federal, state and local laws. · Our belief that our existing sources of liquidity, including marketable securities, will provide sufficient liquidity to meet our obligations through 2017 and beyond. · Our belief that our ability to include the wide range of complementary products offered by E&S and Spitz in the systems we sell, along with access to the legacy customer base of E&S and Spitz, provides a unique competitive advantage. · Our expectations for variable future sales and gross profits from our current product line at annual levels sufficient to cover or exceed operating expenses. · Our belief that an improved financial position as a result of relief from the burden of the Pension Plan may present opportunities for better results through the availability of credit and stronger qualification for customer projects. · Our belief that any potential shortfalls in our forecasted revenues would be within a range whereby we could reduce variable costs in order to meet our 2017 obligations. · Our belief that the business has the potential for long-term profitability without the burden of the Pension Plan. · Our belief that capital expenditures during 2017 will be similar to the capital expenditures incurred during 2016. · Our belief that the effects of inflation will not be material for 2017. · Our belief that approximately 75% of our backlog will be converted to sales in 2017. · Our belief that our 2016 orders will continue at a level sufficient to recognize sales in 2017 comparable to 2016. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Important factors to consider in evaluating such forward-looking statements include risks of product demand, market acceptance, economic conditions, competitive products and pricing, difficulties in product development, and product delays. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the events contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this annual report will, in fact, occur.