Harsco Unit Adds to U.K. Order Book for Railway Track Maintenance Machines

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its Harsco Track Technologies (HTT) division continues to expand its growing railway track maintenance equipment presence in the U.K. with a new order from U.K. railway contractor GART Renewals, Ltd. for a multi-unit New Track Construction train. The order marks Harsco's first major direct sale to a U.K. railway contractor following a number of recent orders from the U.K.'s Network Rail system. Delivery is to be made in the latter part of this year. Terms of the order were not disclosed.

Harsco Track Technologies is one of the largest and most comprehensive railroad track maintenance equipment and service organizations in the world. The division provides track maintenance services to major railroads, short lines, and transit systems, and is a single source for over 140 types and models of work equipment used in the maintenance, renewal, and new construction of railway track.

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) is a $2 billion diversified industrial services and products company employing approximately 17,500 people in more than 40 countries of operation. Harsco's market-leading businesses provide mill services, access services, gas and fluid control products, and other infrastructure products and services to customers worldwide. Additional information about Harsco, including its Harsco Track Technologies division, can be found at www.harsco.com.

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