VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) reported today that it has received a verbal commitment from Ranger Pipelines of San Francisco, California to supply pipe for the Alternative Intake Project Pipeline in the Contra Costa Water District.

The Company will supply approximately 12,500 feet of 72" steel pipe valued at approximately $8 million for an engineered and custom fabricated piping system. The pipe is expected to be manufactured in the Company's Adelanto, California division with delivery scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009.

Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe and other products in two business groups. Its Water Transmission Group is the leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products that are used primarily for water infrastructure in North America. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of applications including construction, agricultural, energy, traffic and other commercial and industrial uses. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has ten manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico.

This release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those regarding the project described above. These statements reflect management's current views and estimates of market circumstances, industry conditions and Company performance. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including market demand, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw materials, and other risks described from time to time in the Company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Brian Dunham 360-397-6250