ENGlobal Awarded Reconstruction Project From Huntsman

ENGlobal Awarded Reconstruction Project From Huntsman

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ: ENG),
a leading  provider of  energy-related  engineering and  automation  services, 
announced today that it has been  awarded a project from Huntsman  Performance 
Products ("Huntsman"),  a division  of Huntsman  Corporation (NYSE:  HUN),  to 
provide  engineering   and   project   management   services   at   Huntsman's 
manufacturing plant in Port Neches, Texas.

In April 2012,  Huntsman announced its  intent to add  250 million pounds  per 
year of EO capacity to its existing one billion pounds annual capacity at  the 
same plant. ENGlobal expects to  perform the engineering, design and  project 
management of the reconstruction of an Ethylene Oxide (EO) Unit. 

The Company  will  begin work  on  the project  immediately  with  engineering 
scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2013. 

Stu Monteith, President of Huntsman Performance Products, said, "The expansion
of our  ethylene oxide  capacity enables  Huntsman to  leverage the  favorable 
North American  ethane  cost position,  which  will benefit  our  intermediate 
chemicals and  has  an attractive  projected  return on  investment.  We  are 
excited to join with ENGlobal to work on this expansion."

"We are pleased to receive  this award from Huntsman,  who is a long  standing 
and valued client,"  said William  A. Coskey, P.E.,  ENGlobal's President  and 
Chief Executive Officer. "The award clearly affirms our industry expertise and
capability in delivering  a safe,  quality project  in all  respects. We  are 
deeply  committed  to  addressing  our  clients'  unique  project  needs   and 
production objectives."

About ENGlobal

ENGlobal (NASDAQ: ENG),  founded in  1985, is  a provider  of engineering  and 
related project  services  principally to  the  energy sector  throughout  the 
United States  and internationally.  ENGlobal  operates through  two  business 
segments: Automation  and Engineering  & Construction.  ENGlobal's  Automation 
segment provides services related to the design, fabrication &  implementation 
of process distributed control and analyzer systems, advanced automation,  and 
related  information  technology.  The  Engineering  &  Construction  segment 
provides consulting  services  relating  to the  development,  management  and 
execution  of  projects   requiring  professional  engineering   as  well   as 
inspection, construction  management,  mechanical  integrity,  field  support, 
quality assurance  and plant  asset  management. ENGlobal  has  approximately 
1,500employees in  12offices and  9cities.  Further information  about  the 
Company and its businesses is available at www.ENGlobal.com.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a  global manufacturer and  marketer of differentiated  chemicals. 
Our  operating  companies  manufacture  products  for  a  variety  of   global 
industries, including  chemicals,  plastics, automotive,  aviation,  textiles, 
footwear, paints and coatings,  construction, technology, agriculture,  health 
care,  detergent,  personal   care,  furniture,   appliances  and   packaging. 
Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid
and integrated  growth in  petrochemicals, Huntsman  has approximately  12,000 
employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011
revenues of  over $11  billion. For  more information  about Huntsman,  please 
visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

The statements  above  regarding  the  Company's  expectations  regarding  its 
operations and  certain other  matters  discussed in  this press  release  may 
constitute forward-looking  statements  within  the  meaning  of  the  federal 
securities laws and are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but  not 
limited to: (1)our successful execution of this project award and our receipt
of prompt payment for  the services we render  to our client; (2)whether  the 
exploration and consideration  of strategic  alternatives will  result in  any 
transaction  and  such   transaction's  effects   on  the   Company  and   its 
stockholders; (3)our  ability to  comply with  the terms  of the  forbearance 
agreement  with  respect  to  the  Company's  Revolving  Credit  and  Security 
Agreement, including our ability to develop a plan to restore compliance  with 
the terms  of such  credit facility;  (4)our ability  to obtain  the cure  or 
waiver of defaults under the Company's Revolving Credit and Security Agreement
and our existing  letter of  credit facility  with Export-Import  Bank of  the 
United States; (5)our ability to achieve profitability and positive cash flow
from operations; (6)our  ability to collect  accounts receivable and  process 
accounts payable in a timely manner; (7)our ability to respond  appropriately 
to the  current worldwide  economic situation  and the  resulting decrease  in 
demand for our services and  competitive pricing pressure; (8)our ability  to 
achieve our business strategy while  effectively managing costs and  expenses; 
(9)our  ability  to  accurately  estimate  costs  and  fees  on   fixed-price 
contracts; (10)the effect of changes in the price of oil; (11)delays related
to the  award of  domestic and  international contracts;  (12)our ability  to 
execute to our internal performance plans such as our productivity improvement
and cost  reduction  initiatives;  (13)the  effect of  changes  in  laws  and 
regulations with which  the Company must  comply and the  associated costs  of 
compliance with such laws and regulations, either currently or in the  future, 
as applicable; (14)the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices
as may be adopted  by regulatory agencies,  as well as  by the FASB;  (15)the 
effect on our competitive  position within our market  area in view of,  among 
other things,  increasing  consolidation  currently  taking  place  among  our 
competitors; (16)our ability to win new business and convert those orders  to 
sales within the  fiscal year  in accordance  with our  annual business  plan; 
(17)achievement  of  our  acquisition  and  related  integration  plans;  and 
(18)the uncertainties of the  outcome of litigation.  Actual results and  the 
timing of certain events  could differ materially from  those projected in  or 
contemplated by  the forward-looking  statements due  to a  number of  factors 
detailed from  time to  time in  ENGlobal's filings  with the  Securities  and 
Exchange Commission.  In  addition, reference  is  hereby made  to  cautionary 
statements set forth  in the Company's  most recent reports  on Form 10-K  and 
10-Q, and other SEC filings.

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