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Reliance Metalcenter's Salt Lake Facility Undergoing Expansion

April 21, 2008

Reliance Metalcenter is undergoing a substantial expansion to its existing facility in Salt Lake City that will greatly increase the company's production capacity. The expansion is being delivered by the design-build team of Layton Construction Co., Inc. and GSBS Architects, with an anticipated completion date in the late summer of 2008.

Reliance Metalcenter is a diversified metals processor and distributor and is a division of Reliance Steel & Aluminum, Co., one of the largest metals service center companies in the United States. The Salt Lake City division delivers daily throughout Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada and has been acknowledged for several years as possessing the area's most complete carbon steel inventory and processing capabilities. Reliance Metalcenter is equipped with its own fleet of 18 trucks, two leveling lines, four plasma/acetylene oxygen plate burners, two saws and two shears.

For the expansion, Layton will add an additional 60,000 square feet of floor space to Reliance Metalcenter's existing 100,000-square-foot facility. The expansion includes a new railroad spur that will accommodate larger and more cost-effective deliveries and be accessible to additional under-roof storage and crane capacity. The expansion will also increase Reliance Metalcenter's output capabilities with the addition of three truck lanes as well as four bridge cranes that will be used to unload trains and load incoming and outgoing trucks. The addition will house Reliance Metalcenter's new technologically advanced panel flat laser-quality leveling line and have high-definition plasma plate cutting capabilities as well as various other equipment upgrades.

Construction of the expansion is a continuation of the facility's previous design and will include the use of concrete tilt panels, structural steel columns and beams, steel joists and metal deck. Additionally, construction work incorporates the use of the new energy code and additional energy saving systems such as lighting timeouts and sensors.

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the largest metals service center companies in the United States. Through a network of more than 185 locations in 37 states and Belgium, Canada, China, South Korea and the United Kingdom, the company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of more than 100,000 metal products, including galvanized, hot-rolled and cold-finished steel to more than 125,000 customers in various industries. The company was named to the 2007 "Fortune 500" list, the Fortune 2007 "100 Fastest Growing Companies" list, the Fortune 2008 list of "America's Most Admired Companies," the 2008 Forbes list of "America's Best Managed Companies" and the 2008 Forbes "Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies."

Layton Construction Co., Inc. is a commercial construction company that specializes in general contracting, construction management and design-build construction for a wide variety of customers. Layton specializes in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, warehouses, trucking and transportation, mixed-use properties, retail centers and corporate offices. Layton has grown over the years to be recognized as a nationally-ranked commercial contractor.