Distribution Pallet meets GMA standards.

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Made of flame-resistant galvanized steel, Steelpac Distribution Pallet is 100% cleanroom compatible and meets Grocery Manufacturers Association capacity and compatibility standards. Pallet is washable, does not attract or harbor insects, and works with automated palletizers since it will not crack or splinter. Measuring 48 x 40 x 5.5 in., pallet has 4-way fork lift and pallet jack access. It provides more than 3,500 lb of unsupported racking capacity and 40,000 lb of static load.



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Worthington Steelpac Distribution Pallet to Debut at Interphex 2008



Open briefing on benefits and features of the steel pallet to be held March 26 at 3:30 p.m.

(Columbus, Ohio) March 18, 2008 - Worthington Steelpac will debut its new cleanroom compatible, steel distribution pallet at Interphex 2008 with a briefing, open to media and attendees, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the company's exhibit - #1614.

Worthington Steelpac announced last month it would begin mass production of the new Worthington Steelpac Distribution Pallet in March. It's the first light weight, flame-resistant steel pallet designed to meet Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) capacity and compatibility standards.

"In the final 12 months of testing with big box retailers, consumer packaged goods companies and industrial manufacturers, the steel distribution pallet had less than a five percent damage rate, which is five times less than the average damage rate of a traditional plastic or wood pallet," said Jon Holthaus, sales manager for Worthington Steelpac.

The stronger, more durable steel pallet provides material handling managers a way to reduce shipping costs per trip compared to plastic or wood pallets. On average, a company using 500 pallets can save an average of $10,000 a year by adopting the Worthington Steelpac Distribution Pallet.

Made of the most recycled material on Earth, the Worthington Steelpac Distribution Pallet is 100% cleanroom compatible. It is washable, does not attract or harbor insects and works well with automated palletizers because it won't crack or splinter. Additionally, the pallet prevents rust, is flame retardant and has superior racking strength compared to traditional pallets.

The Worthington Steelpac Distribution Pallet, made of galvanized steel, measures 48" x 40" x 5.5", and has four-way fork lift and pallet jack access. It features a fully-welded assembly without fasteners that gives it more than 3,500 pounds of unsupported racking capacity and 40,000 pounds of static load. The pallet weighs 63 lbs., 10 lbs lighter than comparable wood pallets.

More detailed, multimedia product information and benefits can be found at SteelpacPallets.com. High-res images are available upon request.

About Worthington Steelpac

Worthington Steelpac, a Worthington Industries company, operates a manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania which designs and manufactures reusable platforms, racks, and pallets made of steel for supporting, protecting and handling products throughout the shipping process for industries such as automotive, lawn and garden, pharmaceutical and recreational vehicles. For more information on Worthington Steelpac, visit WorthingtonSteelpac.com.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metal processing company with annual sales of nearly $3 billion. The Columbus, Ohio-based company is North America's premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured products such as automotive aftermarket stampings, pressure cylinders, metal framing, metal ceiling grid systems and laser-welded blanks. For more information on Worthington Industries, visit WorthingtonIndustries.com.

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