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No. 355, April 1999

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American Companies in Japan


METALS AND FABRICATED PRODUCTS

A subsidiary of defense contractor LITTON INDUSTRIES, INC. has acquired for an undisclosed amount TARUTIN CO., LTD., a manufacturer of paste solder and soldering products for Japan's consumer electronics and automotive industries. Headquartered in Tokyo with a plant there and in Narita, the 60-employee Tarutin had revenues of approximately $17 million in the year through September 1998. It counts among its customers some of the biggest Japanese consumer electronics and automotive parts suppliers. Tarutin now is part of LITTON-WESTREX CO.'s worldwide Kester Solder Division.

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