TMS International Corp. Receives 46 Safety Awards from the National Slag Association

Company Has Earned More Than 220 NSA Safety Awards Since 2005

Oct 14, 2011, 08:00 ET from TMS International Corp.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS International Corp.(NYSE: TMS), the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, today announced that several of the company's sites received a total of 46 Safety Awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2010.

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The NSA Safety awards recognize superior performance as measured against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rates. The awards were presented to the Company during the NSA's fall meeting held in Florida in late September.

Since joining the NSA in 2005, Tube City IMS has earned more than 220 Safety Awards.

"The company is honored to receive these important awards and it is a testament to the quality management within this organization," said Raymond Kalouche, Chief Operating Officer, and President and COO, Mill Services Group, TMS International. "The safety and the security of our employees, customers, facilities and the communities in which we operate is our most important priority. Our outstanding safety record sets us apart from other companies in our business and our number one goal will always be to have zero incidents. I am proud of everyone and congratulate them on being recognized for their on-going commitment to safety."

The Company's operation in Jewett, TX, received the award for "2010 Most Improved Job Sites for Safety."

Company sites that received safety awards for "Job Sites with at Least 200,000 Hours Since Last Recordable Accident" were: Gary, IN; Middletown, OH; Beaumont, TX; Monterrey, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico; and Trinidad.

Operations in Trinidad, and in Monterrey and Puebla, Mexico, also each received awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees.

Company sites in Canada receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were: L'Original, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; Nanticoke, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan.

U.S. operations receiving safety awards for "Lowest Incident Rate" for employees were:

Arkansas: Ft. Smith; Georgia: Cartersville; Illinois: Bartonville, Granite City, Kankakee;

Indiana: Burns Harbor, East Chicago, Gary; Kentucky: Rush; Michigan: Ecorse, Jackson, Monroe; Nebraska: Norfolk; New York: Auburn; Ohio: Mansfield, Middletown, Mingo Junction; Oregon: McMinnville; Pennsylvania: Bridgeville, Horsham, Johnstown, New Castle, Reading; South Carolina: Darlington; Texas: Beaumont, Freeport, Longview, Seguin; Utah: Plymouth; Wisconsin: Saukville

About TMS International Corp.

TMS International Corp., through its subsidiaries, including Tube City IMS Corporation, is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue and has a substantial and growing international presence.  The Company provides services at 78 customer sites in 10 countries and operates a global raw materials procurement network with 26 offices in 11 countries spanning five continents.

Certain information in this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the Company's financial condition, results of operations or business or its expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements include the discussions of the Company's business strategies, estimates of future global steel production and other market metrics and the Company's expectations concerning future operations, margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources. Although the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different. Additional information relating to factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Company's forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements after the day of the release as a result of new information, future events or developments except as required by law.

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