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April 13, 2010 19:12 ET

Schuff Steel -- Atlantic Starts Steel Fabrication on Marlins Ballpark

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Schuff Steel-Atlantic, Inc., a subsidiary of Schuff International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHFK), a leading family of steel companies providing fully integrated steel construction services, has started steel fabrication on the fixed roof portion of the Marlins' Ballpark. Schuff's contract includes fabricating approximately 2,900 tons of steel. Schuff is also providing steel services for the ballpark's catwalks, video display boards and main scoreboard. Approximately ninety percent of the steel is recycled and being fabricated at the company's Orlando steel plant. 

Working with the general contractor Hunt/Moss, A Joint Venture, to ensure small local business participation, Schuff has hired six Miami businesses to assist with its contract. These include El Champion Painting & Finishes Drywall Corp, Omega Steel Erectors, Inc., RJR Construction, The Finest Towing, A&B Hardware & Lumber, and Georges Welding Services Inc.

The facility is owned by Miami-Dade County. The 17-acre project is located on the historic Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami and will have a natural grass playing field. The stadium will be able to accommodate 37,000 spectators and includes approximately 3,000 club seats and 50 private suites. The ballpark is scheduled to open in April 2012.

Schuff recently completed steel fabrication and erection on Amway Center, an 875,000 square-foot multi-purpose arena in Orlando, Florida. Other major arenas and stadiums that Schuff has been involved with include University of Phoenix Stadium, AZ; Invesco Field at Mile High, CO; Chase Field, AZ; Sprint Arena, MO; and Folsom Field Expansion, CO.

About Schuff International, Inc.

Schuff International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHFK) and its family of steel companies is the largest steel fabrication and erection company in the United States. The 34-year old company executes projects throughout the country as well as internationally. Schuff offers integrated steel construction services from a single source including design-build, design-assist, engineering, BIM participation, 3D steel modeling/detailing, fabrication, advanced field erection, joist and joist girder manufacturing, project management, and single-source steel management systems. Schuff International, Inc. employs approximately 1,400 people throughout the country. For more information, visit www.schuff.com.

About the New Marlins Ballpark

The New Marlins Ballpark's footprint will have a South East orientation, with unobstructed views of Miami's skyline made possible by six movable glass panels. The ballpark will be located on the parcel of land bordered by NW 6th Street to the north, NW 4th Street to the south, NW 16th Avenue to the west and NW 14th Avenue to the east. With a capacity of approximately 37,000 spectators, the retractable roof, air-conditioned ballpark will contain 928,000 square feet on the former Orange Bowl site. The ballpark will celebrate Opening Day in April 2012 and will attract a wide variety of events throughout the entire calendar year. 

Leading up to Opening Day 2012, fans can follow the ballpark's progress from a webcam that overlooks the site of the new ballpark. These pictures can be viewed exclusively at www.marlins.com. Click on "Camera Control" to the left of the main image and zoom in and out. You can also click on the archive tab to look back in time. The camera's orientation is from North to South and images are updated every 15 minutes. Log on to www.marlins.com for more information on upcoming developments.

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