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Applied Industrial Technologies Named to G.I. Jobs Magazine’s "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers" list for 2010


CLEVELAND, OH (December 10, 2009) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s “Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers” list, an annual ranking that showcases the top 2 percent of veteran-friendly companies in the United States. The list is especially beneficial to those service members transitioning from the military.

Each year, the magazine highlights select companies based on criteria such as military hiring practices, Reserve/Guard policies, percentage of new hires that are veterans, and veteran training programs. G.I. Jobs compiled the list from more than 5,000 entrants. Only companies with more than $500 million in revenue were eligible to compete.

“Applied is extremely pleased to be named a G.I. Jobs Military-Friendly Employer,” said Mike Coticchia, Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Government Business for Applied. “We’re proud to have veterans as well as those actively serving in the Guard and Reserve among the ranks of our Applied associates. The loyalty and support we have for our nation’s citizen soldiers further exemplifies our company’s core values.”

With approximately 460 facilities and 4,700 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 3 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, Applied posted sales of $1.9 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at

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