Koppers Signs Three-Year Contract With Norfolk Southern for Rail
PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Koppers Inc., a
subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), and Norfolk Southern
Railway Company Inc. (Norfolk Southern) have agreed to a three-year
contract for bonded rail joint assemblies. In addition to bonded rail
joint assemblies, Koppers provides various other types of rail joint
bar and track component products along with treated railroad
crossties and other treated products and services to Norfolk
Southern. Koppers will provide the bonded rail joint assemblies for
this contract from its facility located in Huntington, West Virginia.
"We are very pleased to be able to sign this contract for our rail
joint bar business and expand our relationship with a highly valued
customer like Norfolk Southern," said Walter W. Turner, president and
CEO of Koppers.
Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research
center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer
of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint
ventures, Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United
Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia and China. The stock of
Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us on
the Web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations
should be directed to Leroy M. Ball at 412 227 2118 or Michael W.
Snyder at 412 227 2131.
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Leroy M. Ball
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
412 227 2118
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