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TMCNet:  Worthington Industries Recognizes Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

[September 19, 2012]

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 Commission.

CONTACTS: 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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