VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2014) -  Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX), a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe for the water transmission and energy infrastructure markets, today announces the hiring of Greg Goad as Vice President of Purchasing. 

Greg brings two decades of North American business experience in supply management from the steel industry. Based in Vancouver, Washington, he will oversee material cost and supplier relationship management.

Goad comes to Northwest Pipe Company from Severstal North America where he served as the Commercial General Manager, Southern Region, based in Columbus, MS. Prior to Severstal, Goad spent nineteen years with Heidtman Steel Products, filling a variety of roles, including Group Vice President and Vice President Tandem Products/Sheet Products Division. 

"As we continue to manage supply chain challenges in cost, delivery and quality, we are excited by the invaluable steel industry experience Greg brings to the team," said Scott Montross, President & Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Pipe Company.

About Northwest Pipe Company
Northwest Pipe Company is a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe and tube products. The Tubular Products Group operates three technologically-advanced ERW (Electric Resistance Weld) mill facilities. The Tubular Products portfolio serves a wide range of markets and its quality certified pipe and tube products are good for applications including: oil and gas, structural industrial, fire protection, low pressure and agricultural. The Water Transmission Group is the largest manufacturer of engineered steel pipe water systems in North America. With eight Water Transmission manufacturing facilities, the Group is positioned to meet North America's growing needs for water and wastewater infrastructure. The Water Transmission Group serves a wide range of markets and their solution-based products are a perfect fit for applications including: water transmission, plant piping, energy, tunnels, river crossings, structural, industrial and construction. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

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