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RUSSELL-STANLEY DEDICATES NEW POLY DRUM PLANT

 NITRO, W.Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell-Stanley Corporation dedicated its new, state-of-the-art plant for the production of plastic industrial containers here today.
 The 42,000-square-foot facility, which began operating last April, has a production rate of 60 drums per hour with a Mauser BM202 extrusion blow molder.
 The plant is capable of producing three sizes of plastic industrial containers -- 55, 30 and 15 gallons.
 Current employment for sales, production and office staffs number 20, and could ultimately go to 75.
 John W. Priesing, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Russell-Stanley, cited four reasons why the company chose Nitro:
 "1. A suitable building in a good location was already available. We were able to modify the building, instead of having to start -- literally -- from the ground up.
 "2. The site was near many of our major customers in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and western Pennsylvania, and it also provided excellent rail and road transportation to much of our growing national custom base.
 "3. There is a good, solid work ethic here. The people of Nitro and the Kanawha Valley have a well-deserved reputation for giving what might be termed `value received' with their labor, and for taking pride in their work.
 "4. Finally, we came to Nitro because we sensed we really were wanted here. That is a direct, down-to-earth way of saying that West Virginia, in both its public and private sectors, has and strives to maintain an excellent business climate, especially for manufacturing companies."
 Mr. Priesing thanked West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton, the state's Development Office, and the Putnam County Development Authority for their assistance.
 Russell-Stanley is a $100-plus-million a year major producer of plastic and steel industrial containers. Including the new Nitro facility, it operates several plants in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Stone of the Dilenschneider Group, 212-922-0900, or (home) 914-591-5534/


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