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                                     For Immediate Release

        Chicago Tube & Iron Opens New Metals Distribution & Fabrication Center
                                 in Fond du Lac, WI

September 4, 2009
Fond du Lac, WI

Today, Chicago Tube & Iron Company officially relocated its Wisconsin Division from
Milwaukee to a newly constructed 117,000 square foot metals distribution service center in Fond
du Lac, Wisconsin. The new facility employs approximately 30 warehouse and office workers
who support the company’s customers throughout the state of Wisconsin.

“Especially during these difficult times for the metals industry and the manufacturing sector, this
new investment underscores our long-term and growing commitment to the Wisconsin industrial
market,” said Donald R. McNeeley, president and chief operating officer of the company. “Our
new central location and state of the art facilities will significantly enhance our ability to provide
consistent, reliable service to our customers throughout Wisconsin.”

The company said its total investment in the Wisconsin market now exceeds $15 million,
including the new construction in Fond du Lac together with equipment, inventories and other
balance sheet commitments.

The new facility was designed and constructed by MSI General Corporation of Oconomowoc,
WI with project management provided by IPM Company, Inc. of Burr Ridge, IL.

The service center is located on 13 acres in the new Fox Ridge Industrial Park adjacent to
Highway U.S. 41, at the south end of Fond du Lac. Chicago Tube & Iron Company is the first
business to construct and commence business operations at Fox Ridge.

Founded in 1914, Chicago Tube & Iron Company is headquartered in Romeoville, IL and
operates over one million square feet of warehouse and processing space across the Midwest and
in North Carolina. The company is a leading distributor of steel tubing, bar, pipe, valves and
fittings; and fabricates pressure parts for the electric utility industry.

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