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Wheatland Tube Company Achieves IDEA’s Platinum Level in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Band of Excellence Rating System

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Wheatland Tube Company Achieves IDEA’s Platinum Level in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Band of Excellence Rating System

CHICAGO (August 15, 2012) — Wheatland Tube Company, a division of JMC Steel Group, is pleased to announce it has joined the most elite group of manufacturer leaders in the IDW. Today’s electrical distributor’s websites and catalogs are capable of displaying robust content to enrich the buying experience. Wheatland Tube populates its 798 stock items by providing product images, pricing, dimensional data, Global Trade Item Numbers, United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC), MSDS, warranty, standards compliance and certification information, and more — all trusted data that feeds the machines of commerce.

“It is an honor for Wheatland to have achieved the Platinum Level status in IDEA’s IDW Band of Excellence program,” said David W. Seeger, president of JMC Steel Group. “Our commitment to excellence and providing exceptional value to our trading partners never wavers, and being recognized for our efforts by the official technology service provider of the electrical industry is an enormous accolade.”

“Wheatland is honored to have become a part of the most elite group of manufacturer leaders in the electrical industry,” added David Burnette, vice president of sales — electrical division at Wheatland. “Our inclusion among groups that offer the most robust product marketing content speaks volumes for the way our products are produced and promoted. The new opportunities afforded to us by being involved in this effort are paramount, and we look forward to enhancing our leadership role and continuing to work hard to accommodate our distributors as a result.”

Wheatland will continue to respond to the requests of the distribution community, populate additional fields and maintain accuracy of data going forward, using the framework of the data synchronization platform of the IDW.

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Band of Excellence Rating System

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About the IDW

About Wheatland Tube

Wheatland Tube is North America’s leading manufacturer of steel electrical conduit, including hot-dip galvanized steel rigid metal conduit; steel intermediate metal conduit; steel electrical metallic tubing; rigid aluminum conduit; a full line of elbows, couplings and nipples; and running thread pipe.

For more product information, contact Wheatland Tube at 800.257.8182 or . Or visit wheatland.com

About JMC Steel Group

JMC Steel Group includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Energex Tube and Wheatland Tube. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. JMC Steel Group delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers’ success.

For more information, contact JMC Steel Group at 312.275.1600 or , or visit www.jmcsteelgroup.com

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