updated 12/2/2010 11:15:55 AM ET 2010-12-02T16:15:55

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westway Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWAY) ("Westway" or the "Company") today announced that its subsidiary Westway Terminal Company LLC is in the process of expanding the capacity of two terminal sites:

  • Four tanks totaling approximately 4.2 million gallons of capacity in the aggregate are scheduled to begin construction in December 2010 at our Houston 1 terminal, with completion expected in the latter half of 2011. After completion, this facility will have a total capacity of approximately 62 million gallons.
  • Phase 5 of our Houston 2 facility is also scheduled to begin construction in December 2010, and it will consist of four new tanks totaling approximately 2.5 million gallons of capacity in the aggregate. We anticipate completion in the latter half of 2011. After completion, this facility will have a total capacity of approximately 37 million gallons.

Commenting on these near-term projects, James B. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, stated that, "Westway continues to make significant investments in the expansion of our terminal operations, which we believe will continually provide attractive returns. We are proud of the many accomplishments of our Westway team of professionals, their dedication to the profitable growth of our company and the fostering a global Westway brand. We are also appreciative of our loyal customer base which is expanding as we grow our footprint consistent with a dedication to delivering the highest quality of customer service everywhere in our system."

Forward-Looking Statements. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Important factors that might cause our results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements include but are not limited to possible delays in construction due to adverse weather conditions, disputes with contractors, environmental issues, or labor disputes. Other factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our previous SEC filings.

About Westway Group, Inc. Westway is a leading provider of bulk liquid storage and related value-added services and a leading manufacturer and distributor of liquid animal feed supplements. Westway currently operates an extensive global network of 62 operating facilities providing approximately 350 million gallons of total bulk liquid storage capacity and 37 facilities producing approximately 1.5 million tons of liquid feed supplements annually. Our bulk liquid storage business is a global business with infrastructure that includes a network of terminals offering storage to manufacturers and consumers of agricultural and industrial liquids, located at key port and terminal locations throughout North America and in Western Europe and Asia. Our liquid feed supplements business produces liquid animal feed supplements that are sold directly to end users and feed manufacturers, primarily supplying the beef and dairy livestock industries in North America.

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CONTACT:  Westway Group, Inc.
          Thomas A. Masilla, Jr., Chief Financial Officer 
          504-636-4245

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