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Martin Resource Management Corporation and Joint Venture Partner Announce Sulfur Forming Patent

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Martin Resource Management Corporation and Joint Venture Partner Announce Sulfur Forming Patent06:00 EST Wednesday, January 16, 2013KILGORE, Texas, Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Martin Resource Management Corporation ("MRMC"), owner of the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP), announced today that one of its joint venture interests, Brimrock International Inc. ("Brimrock"), has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its new generation sulfur granulation technology, effective immediately as Patent US 8,329,072 B2. Brimrock's new generation sulfur granulation technology, known as the RS1500™, allows sulfur producers access to a superior technical and commercial alternative for sulfur forming while meeting SUDIC standards for premium product. In addition to achieving a higher throughput sulfur forming capacity, the RS1500™, through its proprietary streamlined process, can provide substantial capital cost savings. With the implementation of the RS1500™, producers will no longer be forced to buy and install additional sulfur coolers, recycle conveyors, screen separators, and waste sulfur re-melting tanks.  Brimrock's new RS1500™ comes pre-assembled and tested on transport skids, which substantially reduces field installation time and costs. Brimrock is now actively marketing the RS1500™ with sulfur producers and engineering companies worldwide. John MacDonald, President of Brimrock International Inc. said, "We are pleased to bring the RS1500™ to market knowing the significant technological advances and efficiencies this will bring to sulfur producers worldwide." For more information please contact Brimrock in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at brimrock@brimrock.com. About Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. The Partnership's primary business lines include: terminalling, storage and packaging services for certain petroleum products and by-products; NGL distribution services and natural gas storage; and sulfur and sulfur-based products processing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution; marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products.  Additional information concerning MMLP is available on its website at www.martinmidstream.com The Martin Midstream Partners L.P. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14989 About Martin Resource Management Corporation Martin Resource Management Corporation (MRMC) through its various subsidiaries is an independent provider of marketing and distribution and transportation of hydrocarbon products and by-products including molten sulfur, sulfur-based derivatives, fuel oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), asphalt, paper mill liquids, and other bulk tank liquids. In addition, the Company manufactures and markets processed sulfur products including fertilizer and emulsified sulfur. Additionally, the Company markets and distributes naphthenic lubricating oils for specialty applications used in the automotive, energy and petrochemical industries. Additionally, MRMC owns the general partner of the publicly traded master limited partnership, Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Additional information concerning MRMC is available on its website at www.themartincompanies.com.CONTACT: For more information: Joe McCreery - Head of Investor Relations 903-988-6425