LIVINGSTON, NJ - E.J. Brooks Company has strengthened its position in Mexico with a planned new manufacturing facility, E.J.B. de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

''Mexico is a major market for Brooks security seals and locking devices, and with this new facility, we will be able to provide quicker service for our valued customers in Mexico,'' said John K. Roessner III, President of E.J. Brooks Company. By year-end, E.J.B. de Mexico S.A. de C.V. will begin manufacturing and decorating E.J. Brooks line of plastic seals.

The new Brooks operating unit, located in Mexico City, is supervised by General Manager Miguel Avila, who has a long association with Brooks.  Miguel was the divisional manager for E.J. Brooks products for Fonkel Mexicana, which served as Brooks' representative for the past 20 years.

Founded in 1873, E.J. Brooks Company designs and manufactures a full line of security seals and locking devices. The world's oldest and largest manufacturer of security seals, the company is based in Livingston, N.J., and now has 13 operating units worldwide. Meter Devices Company, a member of the Brooks Family of Companies, serves electric utilities internationally with metal enclosures, meter warm-up boards and meter/relay test switches and accessories. Ekstrom Industries, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of meter-socket adapters and metering test equipment. All companies are registered to ISO 9001.

To learn more, contact E.J. Brooks Company at phone (973) 597-2900, fax (973) 597-2919, e-mail sales@ejbrooks.com or you can visit their web site at www.ejbrooks.com; or our Mexico office at Copenhague #2A, Despacho 3, Col. Juarez Deleg. Cuauhtemoc, C.P. 06600, Mexico, D.F.; phone +52 55 5511 8560; fax +52 55 5511 8602.