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These excerpts taken from the WPI 10-K filed Feb 23, 2009.
Employees
 
As of December 31, 2008, we had approximately 5,070 employees. Of our employees, approximately 670 are engaged in R&D, 1,640 in manufacturing, 990 in quality assurance and quality control, 1,090 in sales, marketing and distribution, and 680 in administration. We believe our relations with our employees are good.


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As of December 31, 2008, we had approximately
5,070 employees. Of our employees, approximately 670 are
engaged in R&D, 1,640 in manufacturing, 990 in quality
assurance and quality control, 1,090 in sales, marketing and
distribution, and 680 in administration. We believe our
relations with our employees are good.





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These excerpts taken from the WPI 10-K filed Feb 25, 2008.
Employees
 
As of December 31, 2007, we had approximately 5,640 employees. Of our employees, approximately 640 are engaged in R&D, 2,180 in manufacturing, 1,100 in quality assurance and quality control, 1,100 in sales, marketing and distribution, and 620 in administration. We believe our relations with our employees are good.


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As of December 31, 2007, we had approximately
5,640 employees. Of our employees, approximately 640 are
engaged in R&D, 2,180 in manufacturing, 1,100 in quality
assurance and quality control, 1,100 in sales, marketing and
distribution, and 620 in administration. We believe our
relations with our employees are good.





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This excerpt taken from the WPI 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.

Employees

As of December 31, 2006, we had 5,830 employees. Of our employees, approximately 592 are engaged in research and development, 2,211 in manufacturing, 1,147 in quality assurance and quality control, 1,223 in sales and marketing, and 657 in administration. We believe our relations with our employees are good.

This excerpt taken from the WPI 10-K filed Mar 10, 2006.
Employees

As of December 31, 2005, we had 3,844 employees. Of our employees, approximately 422 are engaged in research and development, 1,530 in manufacturing, 873 in quality assurance and quality control, 518 in sales and marketing, and 501 in administration. The Company has one labor union contract covering approximately 57 employees in Sweden. We believe our relations with our employees are good.

This excerpt taken from the WPI 10-K filed Mar 15, 2005.

Employees

        As of December 31, 2004, we had 3,851 employees. Of our employees, approximately 406 are engaged in research and development, 1,520 in manufacturing, 813 in quality assurance and quality control, 678 in sales and marketing, and 434 in administration. The Company has one labor union contract covering approximately 47 employees in Sweden. We believe our relations with our employees are good.

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