Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications products and
systems, has resumed production and shipping of certain base station
subsystem products from its Shenzhen, China, manufacturing plant after a
labor dispute that disrupted a significant part of operations for
approximately one week. The company and its approximately 1,600 workers
in Shenzhen began returning to full production of filters and tower
mounted amplifiers on November 16.
Andrew is working to meet customer demand and eliminate shipping backlog
as quickly as possible. The company does not anticipate that this event
will cause a material impact on its previously provided financial
guidance for first quarter fiscal 2006.
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this news release, including those regarding
the anticipated impact of the labor disruption at the company's
Shenzhen, China facility, are forward looking statements and we caution
our stockholders and others that these statements involve certain risks
and uncertainties. Factors that may cause actual results to differ from
expected results include the timing and impact of resuming full
production in our Shenzhen, China facility on customers, suppliers, and
employees, fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to
integrate acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost
savings, the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and
political conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund
purchases of our products and services, the company's ability to achieve
the cost savings anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations
in foreign currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and
receipts, end use demands for wireless communication services, the loss
of one or more significant customers, and other business factors.
Investors should also review other risks and uncertainties discussed in
company documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.