Northwest Pipe Company announces major order in Seattle

Northwest Pipe Company reported today that it has received an order from a company in Seattle for about $5.3 million of pipe and fittings intended for the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District in Lynnwood, Washington.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2001 — Northwest Pipe Company reported today that it has received a letter of intent from R.L. Alia Company of Seattle, Washington to supply approximately $5.3 million of welded steel pipe and fittings to the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District in Lynnwood, Washington.

Northwest Pipe will supply approximately 39,000 feet of 42" steel pipe and fittings which is expected to be manufactured in the company's Portland, Oregon Division. Delivery of the pipe is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2001. The pipeline will start at the 52nd Street NE and end near the Snohomish County regional landfill property.

Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe in two business segments. Its Water Transmission Group is a supplier of large diameter, high-pressure, steel pipe products used primarily for water transmission in the United States and Canada. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of construction, agricultural, energy, industrial and mechanical applications. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates eleven manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

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