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National Steel City Awarded California Contractors License for New Subsidary: NSC Western Inc.

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NSC Western Will Build on the Success of NSC's Seven Turnkey Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) Units and Over 260 Cells Constructed Throughout the United States, and Will Pursue New Opportunities at Natural Gas, Solar and Biomass Plants in California

PLYMOUTH, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 08/22/11 -- National Steel City (NSC), one of the nation's leading steel and power industry equipment installation construction companies, today announced it has been awarded a California Contractors License for NSC Western Inc., a new subsidiary to operate in California. NSC has successfully built +/- 260 Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) cells nationwide, ranking the company at the top of the specialty contractor market in the erection of ACCs.

All ACC units in the NSC portfolio were built at utility scale in combined cycle power plants ranging in size from 18 cells to 100 cells. NSC's most recent ACC erection was at NV Energy's Harry Allen station, a 36-cell unit. NSC believes the rate of ACC construction will rise in the United States, particularly in the Western half of the United States, as fresh water availability becomes more scarce and utilities feel pressure to reduce water consumption.

'This important milestone enables us to compete in California, where we expect our depth of experience will generate more opportunities to erect ACCs, as well as showcase our expertise in natural gas, solar and biomass plant construction,' said NSC Chief Executive Officer Bob Dunn.

Dunn added he expects NSC's track record of construction and safety excellence to fuel expansion efforts in California, specifically the construction of various components for natural gas power plants as well as solar power plant towers.

With offices in Plymouth, Mich., and Birmingham, Ala., NSC proudly serves a broad cross-section of industrial customers, including: Bechtel, Fluor, ThyssenKrupp, Shaw Group, Georgia Pacific, Southern Company, and URS/Advatech.

The company's year-over-year growth and success is fueled by the construction of turnkey Air Quality Control Systems (AQCS) required by environmental mandates affecting the Power industry. NSC has also built an outstanding reputation for diverse mechanical equipment installation, including heavy duct, precipitators and SCRs.

In February, NSC announced two important milestones for its acclaimed safety program. Specifically, a decline in Recordable Incident Rate from 1.18 in 2009 to 0.71 in 2010, and an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) drop from 0.78 to 0.61.

NSC holds the ASME 'RU and S' code stamps and is a AISC Certified Advanced Steel Erector. The company specializes in turnkey installation of HRSGs, Air Cooled Condensers, SCR systems, wet or dry FGD systems, precipitators, bag houses, material handling systems and power blocks as well as retrofit or modification of the same. NSC has conducted business in more than 30 states nationwide, developing a solid reputation through the safe execution of innovative steel erection solutions.

About National Steel City LLC
Building on marquee experience in more than 30 states nationwide, Plymouth, Mich.-based National Steel City is one of the nation's leading steel and power industry equipment installation construction companies. Since 1998, NSC has consistently ranked in Engineering News Record's Top 12 listing of Structural Steel Erection. NSC has built a history of specializing and managing major, complex, fast-track projects, including Air Quality Control Systems for power plants, airport facilities, aircraft assembly plants, arenas, automotive manufacturing plants, convention centers and steel mills. For more information visit www.nationalsteelcity.com, follow on Twitter @nationalsteel, or call 1-800-ERECTOR.

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