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HARSCO CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT FOR STEEL MILL SERVICE OPERATIONS IN MEXICO

 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Malcolm W. Gambill, chairman and chief executive officer of Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), today announced that the company recently entered into a new contract with Compania Siderurgica de California, S.A. de C.V. at its location in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, to provide a variety of specialized steel mill services.
 This Mexicali location is a new mini-mill situated close to major domestic markets of Phoenix and Los Angeles. The 10-year contract, valued at about $8 million, includes slag handling and metallic recovery.
 Gambill commented, "One of Harsco's recent strategic objectives in the Heckett MultiServ operation has been to expand the company's presence in providing customized services to steel producers in Mexico. In the past 12 months, the company has renegotiated two long-term contract extensions there and has started operations at three new mills in Mexico. Harsco also anticipates receiving additional contracts for steel mill services in Mexico in the near future."
 The Heckett MultiServ operation of Harsco Corporation is the world's leading provider of steel mill services, including metal reclamation, materials handling and environmental services, to over 130 steel- producing locations in the United States and 26 other countries.
 Harsco Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturing and service company headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. Harsco's 11 divisions provide products and services for defense, industrial, commercial and construction applications from more than 150 major facilities in the United States and 28 foreign countries.
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 /CONTACT: Demaris K. Hetrick, investor relations adviser, of Harsco, 717-763-7064/
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