Diverse Project Awards Totaling More Than $10 Million Won By Williams Industries' (Nasdaq - WMSI) Subsidiaries

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Williams Industries, Inc.

    MANASSAS, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for the specialty
 manufactured products and construction services provided by the subsidiaries
 of Williams Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WMSI) has resulted in more than
 $10 million in new contract awards in the past 30 days, the company announced
 today.  The steel erection component of the highly specialized renovation
 project at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. is only one of
 several new projects awarded in the past few days.
     While there are a variety of projects included in the new work, one of the
 most significant, a portion of the Route 288 By-Pass around Richmond,
 Virginia, involves two Williams Industries' subsidiaries.  Williams Bridge
 Company of Manassas, Virginia and S.I.P., Inc. of Delaware will be providing
 nearly $7 million of custom fabricated products for the major bridge
 components in the initial stages of the Route 288 project, which has a total
 budget of more than $230 million and a 32-month schedule.  Williams Bridge
 Company will fabricate a major portion of the structural steel in the initial
 project phase.  S.I.P. will manufacture its Stay-In-Place metal bridge deck
 forms, which are high-strength, deep-corrugated, galvanized steel units
 designed to be placed between either structural steel or pre-stressed concrete
 bridge girders.  Both companies intend to bid on subsequent phases of the
 project.
     S.I.P. recently has been awarded contracts for its product on a variety of
 other projects, including:  Route 58 in Clarksville, VA; Route 1 in
 Petersburg, VA; a project in Horry County in South Carolina; a project in
 Rowan County, North Carolina; materials for the N.J. Turnpike; and Route 80 in
 Bergen County, N.J.
     One of the most interesting new projects, however, is the award Williams
 Steel Erection Company received for the steel erection component of the
 National Archives Building renovation.  National Archives, which houses many
 of the nation's treasures, including the U.S. Constitution, is undergoing a
 massive renovation that includes ripping out much of the existing interior and
 putting in new steel floors to support the major collections contained in the
 facility.
     While acknowledging that the project will be extremely challenging,
 Williams Steel President H. Arthur Williams said, "Historically, we have
 performed this type of work very successfully.  Therefore, Williams Steel
 tends to have a good reputation and competitive price when the company bids
 this type of work."
     Williams Industries' President and CEO Frank E. Williams, III, agreed,
 adding, "I believe our subsidiaries' are extremely competitive in today's
 marketplace in large measure due to their experience and qualified personnel.
 I expect the Williams Industries' subsidiaries will continue to take advantage
 of our synergistic capabilities to provide value-added services for our
 increasingly diverse customer base."
     The subsidiaries of Williams Industries, Inc. provide a wide range of
 quality, cost-competitive services and products for the industrial, commercial
 and institutional construction markets.  The construction and manufacturing
 services include:  steel and precast concrete erection; miscellaneous metals
 installation; the fabrication of welded steel plate girders; rolled steel
 beams, and light structural and other metal products; the construction, repair
 and rehabilitation of bridges; crane rental, heavy and specialized hauling and
 rigging; and a wide range of insurance services.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ
 materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking
 statements.
 
     For additional information, please go to the company's web site
 "www.wmsi.com" or call the investor relation's office at (703) 335-7800.
 
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    MANASSAS, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for the specialty
 manufactured products and construction services provided by the subsidiaries
 of Williams Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WMSI) has resulted in more than
 $10 million in new contract awards in the past 30 days, the company announced
 today.  The steel erection component of the highly specialized renovation
 project at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. is only one of
 several new projects awarded in the past few days.
     While there are a variety of projects included in the new work, one of the
 most significant, a portion of the Route 288 By-Pass around Richmond,
 Virginia, involves two Williams Industries' subsidiaries.  Williams Bridge
 Company of Manassas, Virginia and S.I.P., Inc. of Delaware will be providing
 nearly $7 million of custom fabricated products for the major bridge
 components in the initial stages of the Route 288 project, which has a total
 budget of more than $230 million and a 32-month schedule.  Williams Bridge
 Company will fabricate a major portion of the structural steel in the initial
 project phase.  S.I.P. will manufacture its Stay-In-Place metal bridge deck
 forms, which are high-strength, deep-corrugated, galvanized steel units
 designed to be placed between either structural steel or pre-stressed concrete
 bridge girders.  Both companies intend to bid on subsequent phases of the
 project.
     S.I.P. recently has been awarded contracts for its product on a variety of
 other projects, including:  Route 58 in Clarksville, VA; Route 1 in
 Petersburg, VA; a project in Horry County in South Carolina; a project in
 Rowan County, North Carolina; materials for the N.J. Turnpike; and Route 80 in
 Bergen County, N.J.
     One of the most interesting new projects, however, is the award Williams
 Steel Erection Company received for the steel erection component of the
 National Archives Building renovation.  National Archives, which houses many
 of the nation's treasures, including the U.S. Constitution, is undergoing a
 massive renovation that includes ripping out much of the existing interior and
 putting in new steel floors to support the major collections contained in the
 facility.
     While acknowledging that the project will be extremely challenging,
 Williams Steel President H. Arthur Williams said, "Historically, we have
 performed this type of work very successfully.  Therefore, Williams Steel
 tends to have a good reputation and competitive price when the company bids
 this type of work."
     Williams Industries' President and CEO Frank E. Williams, III, agreed,
 adding, "I believe our subsidiaries' are extremely competitive in today's
 marketplace in large measure due to their experience and qualified personnel.
 I expect the Williams Industries' subsidiaries will continue to take advantage
 of our synergistic capabilities to provide value-added services for our
 increasingly diverse customer base."
     The subsidiaries of Williams Industries, Inc. provide a wide range of
 quality, cost-competitive services and products for the industrial, commercial
 and institutional construction markets.  The construction and manufacturing
 services include:  steel and precast concrete erection; miscellaneous metals
 installation; the fabrication of welded steel plate girders; rolled steel
 beams, and light structural and other metal products; the construction, repair
 and rehabilitation of bridges; crane rental, heavy and specialized hauling and
 rigging; and a wide range of insurance services.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ
 materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking
 statements.
 
     For additional information, please go to the company's web site
 "www.wmsi.com" or call the investor relation's office at (703) 335-7800.
 
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