MARLTON, N.J. and SHREVEPORT, La., July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, has announced that it has received a contract from Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH, a subsidiary of Benteler International AG, to provide construction management services in connection with a new $900 million steel pipe and tube manufacturing plant to be located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The plant includes a seamless steel tube mill and will be built on 330 acres at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Northwest Louisiana.
"This is a huge win for our state as it will be one of the largest industrial projects in the history of Northwest Louisiana that will change the face of this area's economy," said Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. "This project will bring valuable foreign direct investment to Louisiana, help increase our country's energy independence, and create thousands of new career opportunities for Louisianans," Governor Jindal added.
"We are honored to have been chosen by Benteler to help them manage construction of their new world-class manufacturing facility," said Robert Ferguson, Senior Vice President and Southern Regional Manager for Hill's Project Management Group. "We look forward to helping them make this project successful," added Ferguson.
Hill International, with 3,900 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 9th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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