Worthington Industries to Host 21st Century Manufacturing Task

Worthington Industries to Host 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force
COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --  Worthington Industries,
Inc. (NYSE: WOR) announced today that it will host the Ohio House
21st Century Manufacturing Task Force for a public hearing on
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time at 905 Dearborn Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43085. 
The objective of the task force and hearing is to facilitate
discussion and interaction between Ohio's manufacturing community,
public policy makers and interested parties regarding strategies to
improve Ohio's manufacturing competitiveness. Recommendations from
this hearing, along with six others conducted throughout the state,
will be presented to the Speaker of the House by Dec. 31, 2012. 
Hearing Schedule:
 1:30-3:15 p.m. - Welcoming remarks from John
McConnell, Chairman and CEO of Worthington Industries and
presentations from a panel of Ohio manufacturing executives  
3:15-4:00 p.m. - Presentations from a panel on higher education 
Ohio Manufacturing Panel Speakers: 

--  Michael Fedorka, human resource manager, Chrysler Group LLC
--  Stephen Lewis, director strategic planning, Ford Motor Company
--  Rick Shostek, senior vice president, Honda of America Manufacturing,
--  Mark Russell, president and chief operating officer, Worthington

Higher Education Panel Speakers: 

--  Glenn S. Daehn, Fontana professor of materials science engineering,
    The Ohio State University
--  Matthew J. Kinkley, Ph.D. executive director workforce, economic
    development and continuing education, Rhodes State College
--  Anita Todd, associate director, division of professional practice,
    University of Cincinnati
--  Kelly Wallace, director of adult workforce education, Career and
    Technology Education Centers of Licking County

Ohio House 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force Members:
Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)
 Vice Chairman: Rep. Ross McGregor
 Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance)
 Rep. Anne Gonzales
 Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township)
 Rep. Denise
Driehaus (D-Cincinnati)
 Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire)
 Rep. Sean
O'Brien (D-Brookfield)
 Rep. Nickie Antonio 
About Worthington Industries
 Worthington Industries is a leading
diversified metals manufacturing company with 2012 fiscal year sales
of $2.5 billion. The Columbus, Ohio based company is North America's
premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured
pressure cylinders, such as propane, oxygen and helium tanks, hand
torches, refrigerant and industrial cylinders, camping cylinders,
exploration, recovery and production products for global energy
markets; scuba tanks, and compressed natural gas storage cylinders;
custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations for
heavy mobile equipment; framing systems for mid-rise buildings; steel
pallets and racks; and through joint ventures, suspension grid
systems for concealed and lay-in panel ceilings, current and past
model automotive service stampings, laser welded blanks, and light
gauge steel framing for commercial and residential construction.
Worthington employs more than 10,000 people and operates 82
facilities in 11 countries. 
Safe Harbor Statement
 The company wishes to take advantage of the
Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Statements by the company which are
not historical information constitute "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Act. All forward-looking statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results
to differ from those projected. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially include risks described from time to
time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Cathy M. Lyttle
VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Phone: (614) 438-3077
E-mail: cmlyttle@WorthingtonIndustries.com 
Sonya L. Higginbotham 
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (614) 438-7391 
E-mail: slhiggin@WorthingtonIndustries.com 
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