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Pavilion Technologies to supply kiln controls to Monarch Cement

U.S. Cement Producer to Deploy Pavilion’s Pyroprocessing Control Solution to Increase Production and Reduce Energy Costs

AUSTIN, Texas – March 12, 2007 – Pavilion Technologies announced that Monarch Cement Company has chosen Pavilion’s Pyroprocessing Control Solution to optimize two kiln lines at its Humboldt, Kansas plant. Monarch will deploy the Model-Predictive Control (MPC)-based application to improve operating stability, enhance product quality, reduce specific energy costs and minimize NOx emissions. Monarch is the fifth cement manufacturer in six months to deploy Pavilion's Cement Solution.

“Our decision to invest in Pavilion Technologies’ pyroprocessing optimization solution reflects our commitment to continuous operational improvement and market leadership,” said Harvey Buckley, vice president of operations, Monarch Cement Company. “Pavilion has a solid track record in the cement industry and is known for delivering measurable results. We are confident that we will achieve our business objectives with Pavilion.”

With Pavilion’s Cement Solution, Monarch will be able to reduce fuel consumption, consistently achieve its product quality targets, and reduce NOx emissions levels. Based in part on the projections of Pavilion’s ValueFirst benefits analysis, Monarch chose Pavilion after a thorough investigation. As part of this analysis, Pavilion projects that Monarch will:
• Reduce process and clinker quality (free lime) variability by up to 50 percent
• Reduce downtime due to process upsets
• Reduce specific fuel consumption by two to four percent
• Reduce NOx emissions per ton of clinker by eight percent

“We are honored that Monarch Cement selected Pavilion’s Cement Solution to enhance its kiln performance,” said Ralph Carter, CEO, Pavilion Technologies. “Monarch joins the growing roster of leading cement producers worldwide that are turning to Pavilion to reduce production costs and increase asset availability to meet customer demands.”

About Pavilion’s Cement Solution
Pavilion’s Cement Solution addresses the most difficult challenges facing cement manufacturers including increased customer demands, high energy costs, strict environmental limits and the use of secondary fuels. Based on Pavilion’s innovative and proven model predictive control technology, the Cement Solution delivers optimization across key areas of the production process including raw meal preparation, pyroprocessing and cement grinding. In addition, Pavilion provides environmental compliance monitoring and reporting and production performance management. These applications leverage the company’s strong domain expertise and the powerful Pavilion8 software platform for modeling, control, monitoring, analysis, visualization and integration. As a result, customers achieve faster time-to-value and greater long-term value than alternative solutions.

About Monarch Cement Company
The Monarch Portland Cement Company was founded in 1908 and reorganized in 1913 as The Monarch Cement Company. The Monarch Cement Company has produced the highest quality cement for its customers in the Midwest for over nine decades. Today Monarch serves all or parts of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma from the Humboldt plant as well as Monarch's terminals in Des Moines, Iowa and Dodge City, Kansas.

About Pavilion Technologies
Pavilion Technologies’ model-based software drives profitability for leading manufacturers like Cemex, Dyckerhoff AG, Glacial Lakes Energy, NOVA Chemicals, Nestlé, SABIC Europe, TOTAL Petrochemicals and VeraSun Energy. Based on the most powerful predictive modeling software in the industry, Pavilion’s solutions improve production processes to facilitate quick response to market demands, continuous reduction of costs, consistent achievement of quality targets and enhanced environmental quality. With a commitment to delivering the highest ROI in the industry, Pavilion’s ValueFirst customer engagement methodology ensures Predictable Results. Guaranteed.
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