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Hirschfeld President Elected to AISC Board: Richard Phillips Appointed to Board of Directors

San Angelo, TX (August 24, 2010) – Hirschfeld Industries – one of the largest fabricators of steel bridges, structural, industrial and nuclear projects in North America – today announced the appointment of President Richard Phillips to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) board of directors.

Confirmed during the AISC’s recent quarterly meeting in Chicago, Richard will serve on the board of directors, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.

As President of Hirschfeld Industries, Richard is responsible for the management of all operating divisions for the company, including financing and human resources. He also oversees all executive-level strategic business decisions, capital positioning, market development and investment in capital assets. Richard also serves as CEO of Martifer-Hirschfeld Energy Systems, a partnership with Oliveira de Frades, Portugal-based Martifer Group to manufacture state-of-the-art wind tower systems, where he manages North American operations and supervising wind tower design, production and shipping. 
Phillips initially served as chief financial officer for Hirschfeld Industries when he joined the company in 2004.
“It is such an honor to be elected to an organization that promotes the safety and endurance of steel construction such as the AISC,” said Richard Phillips, president of Hirschfeld Industries. “As a member of the board of directors, I look forward to helping advance the prioritization of steel construction throughout the building community.”
The AISC, founded in 1921, is a non-profit technical institute and trade association serving the steel design and construction community. Through research, education, standardization, quality certification, technical assistance and market development, AISC’s aims to make structural steel the material of choice. 
About Hirschfeld Industries LP
Headquartered in San Angelo, Texas, Hirschfeld is one of the largest fully integrated fabricators of highly engineered structural steel components in North America. Fabricating more than 100,000 tons of steel annually, Hirschfeld serves a wide range of end markets including transportation infrastructure, industrial development, commercial construction and power generation. With eleven facilities providing a national presence and an industry-leading footprint, the company is a major participant in the expansion and redevelopment of the U.S. transportation and energy infrastructure systems, for both government-funded and private enterprises.


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