Entegris work force cut by 7%, closes MN facility

November 9, 2001 – Chaska, MN – Entegris Inc., in an additional effort to cut costs, will realign personnel including the elimination of approximately 130 positions or 7% of the companies current work force, primarily related to the facilities consolidation.

Additionally, the company will close its manufacturing facility in Chanhassen, MN, and shift production to Centers of Excellence in Chaska, MN and Kulim, Malaysia. Entegris will also consolidate the facilities of its subsidiaries: Atcor Corp., Critical Clean Solutions and TUMI Inc. into two buildings.

“The restructuring of the Entegris microelectronic group is a difficult but necessary move,” said Jim Dauwalter, Entegris president and CEO. “We believe that the creation of our Centers of Excellence enable us to respond faster and smarter to the rapidly changing business environment in the semiconductor market.”

The work force reduction consists of approximately 80 manufacturing and administrative positions at the Chanhassen facility. The remaining 57 employees from the Chanhassen location will be transferred to the manufacturing facilities in Chaska in January 2002. Other eliminated positions include some manufacturing roles at Entegris’ operations in San Jose, CA, and a small number of administrative positions in Chaska.

Entegris’ data storage and test, assembly and packaging (TAP) products, previously manufactured in the Chanhassen facility, will now be produced in the Chaska and Kulim Centers of Excellence. The consolidation of facilities at the other Entegris microelectronics group operations, Atcor, Critical Clean Solutions and TUMI, all acquired within the last three months to strengthen Entegris’ service offering, will allow the company to take advantage of synergies.

Entegris expects to report a restructuring charge of approximately $3 million, related to the microelectronics group realignment of facilities and work force reduction. This charge is in addition to the $1.5 million restructuring charge from the Entegris fluid handling group realignment announced in October 2001.


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