Trent Tube: Trent Tube and the United Steelworkers Sign Four-Year Contract Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EAST TROY, WI – November 15, 2005 – Chris Odachowski, Trent Tube President, announced today that Trent Tube, a division of Crucible Materials Corporation (Syracuse, NY), and the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) signed a four-year contract agreement that will be in effect from June 24, 2006 through June 23, 2010. The agreement covers over 100 employees of Trent Tube’s Trentweld facility in East Troy, WI.

This agreement allows Trent Tube to continue to focus on its customers, primary product segments, and business growth.

Press Contact:

Chris Odachowski

President

Trent Tube

Phone: 262-642-7321

Fax: 262-642-9571

E-Mail: [email protected]

Established in 1941, Trent Tube is a leading manufacturer of welded stainless steel and high alloy tubular products. With over 100 alloys ranging in sizes from 1/8” to 10” OD, markets including food and beverage, sanitary, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, aircraft/aerospace, power, chemical, petrochemical, and nuclear are served.