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Media Advisory - Leading industrial firms will speak at CIBC World Markets conference - to address growth prospects amid mixed economic conditions

    NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Despite difficult
market conditions, solid business fundamentals continue to position many
industrial stocks for stability and growth in the near term.
    At the CIBC World Markets Industrial Conference Oct. 2-3 in New York
City, investors will assess which firms and sectors are poised for success,
and what the mixed economic signals and market turbulence could mean for
    An impressive gathering of leaders from more than 50 public and private
companies are scheduled speak at the conference. Attending firms span a range
of industrial sectors, namely: aerospace, defense, industrial services,
chemicals, building products, steel, industrial multi-industry and industrial
    The conference also features a keynote address by Jeff Rubin, Chief
Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets. Mr. Rubin's calls on oil
prices, housing market crashes and currency valuations have garnered respect
and headlines, and have been instrumental in bringing key economic issues to
the spotlight. He will speak on the implications of looming increases in the
price of oil as OPEC and other key producers cut exports to meet soaring
demand at home. Mr. Rubin is predicting that oil prices will reach US$100 a
barrel by the end of 2008.Presentations will also be made from executives representing the

    Industrial Multi-Industry
    -   Barnes Group
    -   Cooper Industries, Ltd.
    -   Dayton Superior
    -   General Electric Transportation
    -   Genlyte Group Inc.
    -   Honeywell International, Inc.
    -   Hubbell, Inc.
    -   Mueller Water Products, Inc.
    -   Roper Industries Inc.
    -   Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
    -   WESCO Distribution

    Industrial Diversified
    -   American Railcar Industries
    -   AMETEK Inc
    -   FreightCar America
    -   Gibraltar Industries
    -   Kaydon Corporation
    -   Regal-Beloit Corporation

    Industrial Services
    -   McGrath RentCorp
    -   Newalta

    Building products
    -   Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
    -   BlueLinx Corporation
    -   Building Materials Holding Corp.
    -   NCI Building Systems
    -   Owens Corning
    -   Trex Company, Inc.
    -   Universal Forest Products

    Steel Sector
    -   Claymont Steel
    -   Commercial Metals Company
    -   Nic Tolerio
    -   Russel Metals
    -   Symmetry Holdings Inc.
    -   U.S. Steel

    -   Argon ST
    -   Curtiss-Wright Corporation
    -   DRS Technologies
    -   Northrop Grumman
    -   United Technologies
    -   Smith & Wesson

    -   Hanfeng Evergreen Inc.
    -   Canexus
    -   Air Products & Chemicals
    -   American Pacific Group
    -   Balchem
    -   Chemtura
    -   Cytec Industries
    -   Ecolab Inc.
    -   Innophos Holding
    -   Olin
    -   Praxair
    -   Rohm & Haas Company

    Media attendance:
    This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required to
register in advance by calling Tom Wallis at 416-980-4048.

    Research notes and/or media interviews may also be arranged with the
    following CIBC World Markets Analysts:
    -   Christopher Glynn - Industrial Multi-Industry
    -   Jacob Bout - Chemicals/Fertilizers
    -   Mukul Kochhar - Building Products
    -   Bob LaGaipa - Industrial Diversified
    -   Scott Schneeberger, Business Services
    -   Myles Walton - Aerospace/Defense
    -   Michael Willemse - Steel Sector
    -   Edward Yang - Diversified ChemicalsMore information including a conference agenda and an up-to-date listing
of participating companies can be found at: An audio web cast of conference
will be available online (enter code: industrials2007). The list of companies
presenting is subject to change.

    CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC,
providing a range integrated credit and capital markets products, investment
banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North
America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and
advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked
research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

    The Industrials Conference is organized by CIBC World Markets
Institutional Equities

For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Tom Wallis, Communications &
Public Affairs, CIBC, (416) 980-4048,