Great American Group Reports Continued Improvement in the Chemicals and Plastics Markets

  Great American Group Reports Continued Improvement in the Chemicals and   Plastics Markets             –Despite challenges, domestic demand continues to grow–  Business Wire  WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- April 23, 2013  Analysts with Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR) report that the chemicals and plastics industries proved to be one of the bright spots of the domestic economy in 2012, driven in large part by the advancement of hydraulic fracturing.  Fracking, the process by which natural gas liquids are released and recovered from deposits in shale, has had a major impact on domestic manufacturers, as the low-cost ethane found in these deposits has made the U.S. competitive on a global scale. These developments have spurred a number of new chemical and plastic construction projects to expand existing facilities and bring new processing and manufacturing plants online.  “For the past year or so, we’ve witnessed the domestic chemicals and plastic industries continue to exhibit strength and growth, despite the many hurdles they have faced both domestically and globally,” said Jonathan Deptula, Great American Group senior project manager and chemicals/plastics industry specialist. “While the market still presents a number of challenges, most evidence indicates that the domestic market will continue to climb toward pre-recession levels.”  However, despite the growth witnessed in 2012, the chemicals and plastics markets have not yet bounced back to the strength witnessed in the pre-recession years. Although most signs point toward continued improvement, certain concerns, such as Europe’s economic struggles, leave room for uncertainty.  Great American Group’s newest quarterly Chemicals and Plastics Monitor is available at www.greatamerican.com/news_media/downloads/Chemicals%20and%20Plastics%20Monitor%20-%20April%202013.pdf  For more information about asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services available through Great American Group, visit www.greatamerican.com.  About Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR)  Great American Group is a leading provider of asset disposition and auction solutions, advisory and valuation services, capital investment, and real estate advisory services for an extensive array of companies. A trusted strategic partner at every stage of the business lifecycle, Great American Group efficiently deploys resources with sector expertise to assist companies, lenders, capital providers, private equity investors and professional service firms in maximizing the value of their assets. The company has in-depth experience within the retail, industrial, real estate, healthcare, energy and technology industries. The corporate headquarters is located in Woodland Hills, Calif. with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, London and Milan. For more information, call (818) 884-3737 or visit www.greatamerican.com.  Contact:  Media Contacts: Great American Group Michelle Kahan, 818-884-3737 Director of Marketing mkahan@greatamerican.com or Mulberry Marketing Communications Christina Bereta, 312-664-1532 Account Executive cbereta@mulberrymc.com  
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