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Russel Metals Announces Service Center Expansion in Terrebonne, Quebec

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Russel Metals Announces Service Center Expansion in Terrebonne, Quebec08:51 EDT Tuesday, June 22, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - Russel Metals Inc. (TSX:RUS) today announced the planned opening of a new 20,000 sq. ft. service center in Terrebonne, Quebec. This new service center will be operated by Acier Leroux, a division of Russel Metals Inc.Brian Hedges, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to be building on our extensive Acier Leroux distribution network in Quebec. With the addition of this new service center, we now have a total of 14 locations in Quebec and a total of 63 locations in North America. Our Quebec service center network is currently supported by our 450,000 sq. ft. operation in Boucherville, Quebec and allows Acier Leroux to provide same day service to all parts of the province.The new service center facility compliments our Terrebonne structural yard and will provide same day delivery and service for a wide range of products to our Montreal north shore customers, focusing on machine shops and smaller retail accounts. Michel Vaillancourt, our Quebec General Manager, and his team take a proactive approach to servicing the sourcing needs of our customers and the new Terrebonne facility compliments our network perfectly."Russel Metals is one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America. It carries on business in three metals distribution segments: metals service centers, energy tubular products and steel distributors, under various names including Russel Metals, A.J. Forsyth, Acier Leroux, Acier Loubier, Acier Richler, Arrow Steel Processors, B&T Steel, Baldwin International, Comco Pipe and Supply, Fedmet Tubulars, JMS Russel Metals, Leroux Steel, McCabe Steel, Megantic Metal, Metaux Russel, Metaux Russel Produits Specialises, Milspec, Norton Metals, Pioneer Pipe, Russel Metals Specialty Products, Russel Metals Williams Bahcall, Spartan Steel Products, Sunbelt Group, Triumph Tubular & Supply, Wirth Steel and York-Ennis.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Russel Metals Inc. Sherri Mooser Assistant Secretary (905) 819-7419