VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX), an industry leader of engineered welded steel pipe and tube products, recently announced the promotion of Bill Gulasey to Vice President of Operations for the Tubular Products Group.

A member of the Northwest Pipe Company team since 2008, Bill has served as the Tubular Products Group Director of Engineering. Prior to joining Northwest Pipe Company, Bill spent 25 years contributing to the success of NS Group, (TMK - IPSCO), ERW manufacturing operations as General Manager and Director of Engineering.

"Bill is a valued contributor to our team, his dedication is apparent as is his superior insight on product manufacturing and pipe technologies," said Bob Mahoney, President, Northwest Pipe Company's Tubular Products Group.

About Northwest Pipe Company's Tubular Products Group
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Northwest Pipe Company's Tubular Products Group operates three ERW (Electric Resistance Weld) mill facilities in the United States. Tubular's products serve a wide-range of applications including: energy, oil and gas, structural, industrial, fire protection, low pressure and agricultural.

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

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Yvonne Green
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