HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28, 2008 - Worldwide industrial services company Harsco Corporation announced today its receipt of a multi-year award to serve as the exclusive supplier of grandstand seating and supports for the British Open Golf Championships through the next four years. Harsco's award continues a 20-year relationship with one of the most distinguished events in major championship golf.
The multi-million dollar award from The R&A, golf's world rules body and organizers of The Open Championship, draws on Harsco's specialized capabilities for the design, engineering, and logistics of temporary seating for major sporting events and other attractions. "This is a prestigious extension of our U.K. business which extends our core competencies for scaffold design, engineering and safety onto the public stage," said Harsco President and Access Services Group CEO Geoffrey D. H. Butler. Harsco's long-term relationships for event seating range from such prominent clients as the British Motor Racing Grand Prix to Cancer Research UK, the U.K.'s leading cancer charity.
Harsco Corporation is one of the world's leading diversified industrial services companies, serving key industries that play a fundamental role in worldwide economic growth and development, including infrastructure, metals and railways. The Company employs approximately 23,000 people in 50 countries of operation and recorded 2007 sales of $3.7 billion. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index.
Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.
Kenneth D. Julian