Milwaukee, WI - June 1, 2006 - Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced the signing of a new four-year labor agreement covering 650 employees of its Franklin, PA facilities. These facilities are two of the primary manufacturing sites for Joy Mining Machinery in the United States.
"We are pleased to have been able to reach a mutually acceptable resolution," commented Dennis Winkleman, executive vice president, human resources of Joy Global Inc. "I commend our employees for their commitment to working through some difficult, but important issues. This settlement ensures that we remain focused on meeting the increasing needs of our customers."
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