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October 20, 2003

AFL Telecommunications Selects Pylon Electronics as Exclusive Canadian Repair Service Center for Fusion Splicing Equipment

SPARTANBURG, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2003--AFL Telecommunications has selected Pylon Electronics, Ottawa location, as its exclusive service center in Canada for Fujikura fusion splicing systems. Pylon provides a convenient service location for AFL's Canadian customers.

Pylon has completed a detailed Fujikura splicer maintenance training program, and is certified to perform AFL's service plans on the Fujikura FSM-16S and FSM-40S fusion splicers and associated accessories in the Ottawa location. It will also coordinate service for customers on all other Fujikura fusion splicer models through AFL's office in the U.S. Canadian customers can contact Pylon at:

About AFL Telecommunications

Alcoa's AFL Telecommunications is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM, Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. For more information, visit www.AFLtele.com.

About Pylon Electronics

Pylon Electronics Inc., a Canadian company, was incorporated in 1955 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Turan Inc. of Weston Ontario. The Calibration Technologies Division has operations in Ottawa, Dartmouth and Mississauga and a field service operation in Montreal. With over 100 highly skilled employees processing in excess of 4,000 pieces of equipment per month, Pylon is the largest independent provider of calibration and repair services in Canada, and provides a wide variety of repair and calibration services to its customers. For more information, visit www.pylonelectronics.com.