updated 10/8/2010 3:45:18 AM ET 2010-10-08T07:45:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the debut of its new logistics super center business concept for the Harsco Infrastructure – Americas region with the launch of its first prototype center in Las Vegas to serve the southwestern United States.

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The super center model brings together Harsco's comprehensive rental equipment resources for scaffolding, shoring and forming into a network of fully-equipped, region-level hub locations specifically designed by a team of outside industrial supply chain experts to more efficiently and effectively serve larger geographic areas. The Las Vegas center, for example, will replace various non-customer-facing functions previously done in Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix. In addition to streamlined processes, the new super centers will feature state of the art technologies such as a world-class warehouse management system expressly designed to service customers faster, better, and more efficiently than ever before. To ensure seamless continuity of service, customers will continue to be served locally by sales, engineering, customer service and other necessary resources including the expedient availability of equipment.

"This is a new way of doing business for us that will deliver more integrated solutions and greater value to our customers," said Harsco Infrastructure CEO Ivor Harrington, who joined Harsco in July of this year. "Our next phase of implementation will replicate this model across North America with additional centers in key strategic locations in the United States and Canada.

"Our broadly-based, multi-branch model of the past was right for its time, but today's climate requires a different solution," Mr. Harrington continued. "Our intent is not only to change with the times, but to lead that change."

Harsco Infrastructure is a worldwide business group operating in more than 40 countries and specializing in providing highly engineered rental access, forming, shoring and site support equipment and services to a broad range of construction and industrial maintenance applications. The group has been instrumental in the construction of many of the world's great landmarks and major infrastructure projects, including the Burj Khalifa Tower and Dubai International Airport in the UAE, the Terminal 5 expansion at Heathrow Airport in the UK, the Venice flood control project in Italy, and the Hollywood and Vine redevelopment in Los Angeles. Harsco Infrastructure is also a leading provider of access services and equipment to the ongoing industrial plant maintenance needs of major petrochemical, electric utility and manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Harsco Corporation serves key industries that play a fundamental role in worldwide economic growth, including infrastructure, metals, railways and energy. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index. Additional information can be found at  www.harsco.com

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