Kennametal Marks Record Stewardship with United Way

Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:30pm EST

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LATROBE, Pa.,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. announced today
that its U.S. and Canada-based employees raised over  $871,000  in support of
its 2012 United Way Campaign, setting  new company records for participation and
giving, exceeding the prior year's efforts by  $123,000.

"I am extremely proud of our Kennametal team's generosity and willingness to
support the many communities in which we work and live," said Kennametal
Chairman, President and CEO  Carlos Cardoso. "Giving back is something we care
very deeply about, whether catering to customers' needs or those of our
neighbors, it is embedded in our culture and has been that way for the past 75
years."   

Kennametal's fundraising efforts will benefit United Way agencies throughout 
the United States. Among highlights of its participation throughout the year:

* More than 1,400 employees pledged  $568,000  to the campaign, in addition to
participating in numerous fundraising events and volunteer activities such as
the United Way's "Day of Caring" community outreach projects;  
* The company's annual Strategic Supplier Golf Outing raised over  $156,000,
including  $40,000  given by the Kennametal Foundation; and  
* An additional  $107,000  in matching gifts from the Richard King Mellon
Foundation.

Celebrating its 75th  year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc.
delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding
environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products and
application engineering backed by advanced material science, serving customers
in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy,
industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately
13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of
its revenue from outside  North America, and 40% globally from innovations
introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical
Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product Development
Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a
focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical
education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise
of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information,
visit the company's website at  www.kennametal.com.



SOURCE  Kennametal Inc.


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