SOURCE: Wall Street News Alert

August 02, 2006 09:08 ET

Stock Alert: Small Public Company Metal Fatigue Detection Technology to Be Featured at International Infrastructure Fatigue Conference! August 2, 2006

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WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2006 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Material Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MTNA), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) and Alcoa (NYSE: AA).

Investors watch out! Material Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MTNA) continues to get exposure for its innovative metal fatigue detection tools (the company has exclusive rights to seven patents along with $8.3 million in already completed contracts from the US Government). The company should continue to be on the radar screens of aggressive investors and day traders! Yesterday after the markets closed, the company issued a press release announcing that it will feature its patented metal fatigue detection solutions at the International Conference on Fatigue and Fracture in the Infrastructure next week.

The company's appearance at the conference should have the attention of investors! The International Conference on Fatigue and Fracture in the Infrastructure - Bridges and Structures of the 21st Century is expected to draw transportation agencies including state Departments of Transportation, bridge owners and engineers, inspection engineers, researchers and technology suppliers.

In the past, we have reported that, to date, MATECH has received serious interest from several DOTs including Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In fact, the company has completed reviews of three bridges at the request of Pennsylvania's DOT, and Massachusetts has previously submitted information on seventeen bridges throughout the state where fatigue damage is a primary concern.

The conference is sponsored by Lehigh University's renowned Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Center and co-sponsored by organizations including the Federal Highway Administration, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, National Science Foundation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Transportation Research Board.

Wall Street News Alert is continuing that Aggressive Investors should monitor Material Technologies as the company's solutions continue to get the attention of various state DOTs. "Lehigh University's ATLSS Center is one of the most respected fatigue and fracture research organizations in the country and we are pleased to participate in this groundbreaking conference," said MATECH CEO Robert M. Bernstein. "MATECH is ramping marketing efforts to communicate the technical and economic advantages of our highly accurate metal fatigue detection technology to the bridge industry."

According to the Federal Highway Administration more than half of the steel bridges in the US are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Maintaining and improving the nation's aging bridge infrastructure system is a priority for transportation authorities. The $286 billion Federal Transportation Bill has allocated millions of dollars to help states evaluate non-destructive methods like MATECH's EFS to test growing fatigue cracks in steel bridges. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, enacted August 10, 2005) provides for increased transportation infrastructure investment and strengthened transportation safety programs.

The US DOT's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request continues the funding for bridge safety. $65.6 billion in budgetary resources has been requested to support major investments in transportation nationwide including $4.2 billion for bridge replacement, rehabilitation and preventive maintenance.

If MATECH's patented metal fatigue detection solutions become widely accepted, the company could experience rapid growth!

Prior to the latest press release, the stock closed yesterday at Eight cents a share.

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In case you are not familiar with the company: MATECH is an engineering, research and development company specializing in technologies to monitor metal fatigue in real time. The company's leading edge metal fatigue detection and monitoring solutions can accurately test the integrity of metal structures and equipment including bridges, railroads, airplanes, ships, cranes, power plants, mining equipment, and heavy iron. MATECH owns the only non-destructive testing technology able to find growing cracks as minute as 0.010 inches -- critical information that allows structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 steel bridges in the U.S. which have been classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) down 0.2% on 49.2 million shares traded. Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) down 2.8% on 9.3 million shares traded. General Motors Corp. is the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years.

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) down 2.2% on 5.9 million shares traded. Alcoa is one of the leading producers and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry.

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