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Crawford United Corporation Receives Weatherhead Award

December 16, 2019 GMT

CLEVELAND, Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crawford United Corporation (OTC: CRAWA), a diversified holding company engaged in specialty aerospace components, commercial air handling, and industrial hose business segments, today announced that it has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The annual Weatherhead 100 list recognizes companies in the region with the greatest increase in revenue over a five-year period.

Crawford United, the largest company in the top 10 on this year’s list, was recognized for a growth rate of over 950% in the five-year period ending in December 2018. Brian Powers, Chairman and CEO, stated “We are pleased to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in our region. Our success is made possible by the support of our customers, the dedication of our employees, and the strategic guidance of our Board of Directors.”

About Crawford United Corporation. Crawford United Corporation is a growth-oriented holding company providing specialty industrial products to diverse markets, including healthcare, aerospace, education, transportation, and petrochemical. The company currently operates three business segments. The Aerospace Components business specializes in highly complex precision components primarily for customers in the commercial aviation industry, offering complete end-to-end engineering, machining, grinding, welding, brazing, heat treat, and assembly solutions. The Commercial Air Handling business is a leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing highly customized, large-scale commercial, institutional, and industrial air handling solutions. The Industrial Hose business is a premier manufacturer of flexible interlocking metal hoses and a distributor of a full line of branded silicone and hydraulic hose products to diverse industrial markets. For more information, go to www.crawfordunited.com.

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Contact:        Brian E. Powers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer CRAWFORD UNITED CORPORATION 10514 Dupont Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44108 216-496-3238