Worthington Industries Recognizes Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
COLUMBUS, OH, Sep 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is joining with the entire
trucking industry this week to honor the 3.1 million professional
truck drivers that log close to 398 billion miles each year to
deliver America's freight.
Worthington Industries is giving away headlamps to all truck drivers
that carry its freight. The Company is expected to distribute 1,000
headlamps that can assist drivers when doing paperwork or tarping
loads at night. Banners are flying at locations across the Company
recognizing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
"The drivers that carry our steel across America are essential to our
Company's success," said President and COO Mark Russell. "We rely on
them to deliver to our customers in a safe and timely manner. We are
very grateful for them and want to recognize their efforts."
About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading
diversified metals manufacturing company with 2012 fiscal year sales
of $2.5 billion. The Columbus, Ohio based company is North America's
premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured
pressure cylinders; custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and
operator stations for heavy mobile equipment; framing systems for
mid-rise buildings; steel pallets and racks; and through joint
ventures, suspension grid systems for concealed and lay-in panel
ceilings, current and past model automotive service stampings; laser
welded blanks, and light gauge steel framing for commercial and
residential construction. Worthington Industries employs more than
10,000 people and operates 82 facilities in 12 countries.
Founded in 1955, the Company operates under a long-standing corporate
philosophy rooted in the golden rule. Earning money for its
shareholders is the first corporate goal. This philosophy serves as
an unwavering commitment to the customer, supplier and shareholder,
and it serves as the Company's foundation for one of the strongest
employee-employer partnerships in American industry.
Safe Harbor Statement
The company wishes to take advantage of the
Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Statements by the company which are
not historical information constitute "forward looking statements"
within the meaning of the Act. All forward-looking statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results
to differ from those projected. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially include risks described from time to
time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Cathy M. Lyttle
VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Phone: (614) 438-3077
E-mail: Email Contact
Sonya L. Higginbotham
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (614) 438-7391
E-mail: Email Contact
SOURCE: Worthington Industries, Inc.
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