LOCAL STEEL FABRICATOR EARNS AISC QUALITY CERTIFICATION

HOUSTON (January 31, 2012) Mobil Steel International, Inc. received its American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) quality certification renewal in January, 2012, marking the sixth consecutive year Mobil Steel earned quality certification. AISC Certification confirms Mobil Steel’s commitment to produce quality steel fabrication and establishes Mobil Steel as one of only seven Houston area steel fabricators to achieve the rigorous industry standard for quality.

“AISC Certification sets the quality standard for the steel industry and is the most recognized national Quality Certification program for the structural steel industry,” according to Jacques Cattan, AISC vice president of Certification.

AISC considers steel fabrication the heart of the structural steel industry where quality controlled conditions ensure consistently high-quality product. AISC’s independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LLC, annually confirms that companies have personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures, and commitment to produce the required quality of work for a structural steel fabricator, according to AISC.

Customer Service, Quality Excellence Drive Business to Steel Fabrication Shop

Initially certified in 2001, Mobil Steel International, Inc. completed a rigorous re-certification process in 2006 to demonstrate its commitment to quality and differentiate itself in the steel fabrication industry. “As a way to set Mobil Steel apart from the average fabrication shop, we focused on reliable and flexible customer service complemented by a total commitment to quality,” said Leonard A. Bedell, president and CEO of Mobil Steel.

Bedell credits the investment in quality and customer service for building a reputation for excellence that has Mobil Steel’s 80,000 square foot fabrication facility attracting new projects as the U.S. economy begins to show signs of improvement.

About Mobil Steel International, Inc.

Mobil Steel International, Inc. fabricates steel used in some of the world’s essential industries: chemical, manufacturing, petroleum, communication, clean fuels, and power utilities, as well as commercial construction. Mobil Steel, which has been at its South Wayside facility in Houston for 43 years, has a production capacity of more than 1,000 tons per month in its 80,000 square feet of plant and office facilities under roof, providing flexibility to manage multiple projects. The 8.5-acre site is located within major freeway access to the refining and petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast region. Mobil Steel is quality certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). For information about Mobil Steel visit www.mobilsteel.com.