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Computerworld Names Worthington Industries to 2017 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) announced today that it has been named a 2017 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld. The publication annually recognizes the top 100 organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. This marks Worthington’s first time making the list, ranking No. 4 among 51 companies in the large organization category.

/EIN News/ -- “I’m very proud of our IT team for being recognized as a best place to work. It is an outstanding reflection of their contributions and our strong culture,” said Chairman and CEO John McConnell. “Our IT team is a critical part of our business strategy and we are committed to attracting and retaining top IT talent.”

Worthington’s IT team plays an integral role in the Company’s business operations, from maintaining systems for daily manufacturing and support operations to introducing innovative technology uses to solve business challenges. As Worthington remains active in mergers and acquisitions, IT helps lead the integration of these new businesses. The team also works to proactively educate employees on technology initiatives like cyber security, resulting in reduced risk of security breaches.

“As technology moves to the strategic center of every business, the ability of the enterprise to attract and retain skilled IT talent has become critically important,” says Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld.  “The 100 organizations on our 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list keep their tech employees happy and engaged by offering generous salaries, top-notch benefits, continuous training, and access to cutting-edge technologies. In empowering their tech workforce, these firms gain competitive advantage, and we applaud them for their achievements.”

Organizations will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

About Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2016 fiscal year sales of $2.8 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, Cryogenic transportation and storage and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 11,000 people and operates 84 facilities in 11 countries.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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Contacts:
CATHY M. LYTTLE
VP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
614.438.3077 | cathy.lyttle@WorthingtonIndustries.com

SONYA L. HIGGINBOTHAM
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
614.438.7391 | sonya.higginbotham@worthingtonindustries.com

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