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April 07, 2010 at 20:20 PM EDT
MISTRAS Delivers Dual Ultrasonic Immersion Systems to Leading Carbon Composites Company

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., April 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) announces the delivery of two carbon composite inspection ultrasonic immersion systems to HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., a provider of composite aerostructures and materials located in Gardena, Calif.

The identical, 25 foot systems are being used by HITCO for the inspection of composite components manufactured for new commercial aircraft. With the incorporation of phased array technology, the five axes, multi-element immersion systems will increase HITCO's productivity by providing increased speed and single-pass coverage of the inspected composite components. The systems are integrated with MISTRAS' UTwin complex contour motion control software to conform to the parts joggle and noodle sections.

HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. was founded in 1922, and manufactures composite structures and materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications. HITCO continues to be an innovative leader in the advancement of carbon composite components within the SGL Group, strategically focusing on new projects for aerospace/aircraft and defense applications.

About MISTRAS Group:

MISTRAS offers one of the broadest services and technology-enabled asset protection solutions portfolios in the industry used to evaluate the structural integrity of energy, industrial and public infrastructure.  Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers the ability to extend the useful life of their assets, improve productivity & profitability, comply with government safety and environmental regulations and enhance risk management operational decisions.

MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; and its proprietary world class data warehousing & analysis software- to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.

For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.mistrasgroup.com or contact Nestor S. Makarigakis, Marketing Communications (MARCOM) Manager at marcom@mistrasgroup.com.

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CONTACT:  MISTRAS Group, Inc.
          Nestor S. Makarigakis, Marketing Communications
           (MARCOM) Manager
          marcom@mistrasgroup.com

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