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Atlas Tube Hosts Student Day for Undergrad Engineers

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, announced today it will host its annual DFI Student Day on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Atlas Pipe Piles Chicago manufacturing mill. Atlas Tube and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) welcome engineering students to the mill for a guided tour, lunch and various networking opportunities.

Student Day is a free event for engineering undergraduate students to learn about the structural steel products they will work with in their future careers. Atlas Tube arranged for buses to pick up and transport local university students to the manufacturing mill for arrival at 10 a.m. The event begins with students listening to speakers from the deep foundations industry and networking with other industry professionals. Students will also have the opportunity to give their résumés to professionals from JMC Steel Group and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for possible internship and employment opportunities.

"Student Day not only provides our future engineering professionals with a chance to see firsthand how steel pipe piling is manufactured, and to hear valuable insight from industry experts, but it also gives them a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters about internships and full-time positions at our company," said Chris Ragan, product manager of pipe and piling products for Atlas Tube. "We're proud to host an event that helps engineering undergrads learn more about their craft and also supports our industry's future."

Following a complimentary lunch, a guided tour will show students exactly how steel pipe piling is manufactured in the facility, including seeing structural rounds, squares and rectangular products in production. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., when buses will transport students back to their university's campus.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Interested students can sign up today to attend Student Day 2013 by visiting atlaspipepiles.com/studentday.

Jelani Rucker

312.275.1626

jelani.rucker@jmcsteel.com

About Atlas Tube

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, produces a wide range of steel tubular products and is the leading provider of hollow structural sections (HSS) in North America. Other offerings include HSS Design Tools, straight-seam electric resistance welding (ERW) pipe piling and EPOX Z KOTE® powder primed tubing. For more information, contact Atlas Tube at 800.733.5683 or info@atlastube.com. Or visit atlastube.com

About JMC Steel Group

JMC Steel Group includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Energex Tube and Wheatland Tube. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. JMC Steel Group delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers' success. For more information, contact JMC Steel Group at 312.275.1600 or info@jmcsteel.com, or visit jmcsteelgroup.com

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