High Steel Structures Appoints Brian LaBorde to Serve as President

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High Steel Structures Inc., an affiliate of High Industries Inc., today announced it has named Brian W. LaBorde to serve as the company’s president.

Brian LaBorde

Brian brings to his new role exceptional experience and leadership in the fields of engineering and manufacturing.

High Steel Structures Inc., an affiliate of High Industries Inc., today announced it has named Brian W. LaBorde to serve as the company’s president.

Prior to joining High Steel Structures (HSSI), LaBorde was general manager at Greenbrier Companies in Lake Oswego, Ore., where he was responsible for its rail car fabrication operation in Monclova, Mexico. LaBorde led the establishment of the manufacturing operation in Mexico, going from startup to more than 2,000 employees, and the production of four freight and tank product lines. He also served as vice president of engineering with Hennessy Industries, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the world's foremost after-market manufacturers of wheel-service equipment.

LaBorde is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

"Brian brings to his new role exceptional experience and leadership in the fields of engineering and manufacturing,” said Jeffrey Sterner, president and chief operating officer of High Industries Inc. “We’re very pleased to have him join our team,” he added.

LaBorde succeeds Sterner, who was appointed to his current position in 2012 and previously had served as president of HSSI since 2005.

About High Steel Structures Inc.

Founded in 1931 in Lancaster, Pa., High Steel Structures Inc. is one of the largest fabricators of structural steel in the United States, with more than one million tons of steel fabricated in the past 20 years. High Steel Structures’ 700+ co-workers fabricate a wide range of complex bridge components and steel superstructures, and the company offers bridge erection, transportation, and emergency repair services. High Steel Structures has been instrumental in the development of new, innovative processes and materials throughout its long history as an industry leader. The company is headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., and operates four fabrication facilities in Lancaster and Williamsport, Pa. High Steel Structures is an affiliate of High Industries Inc. For more information, call 717.390.4270 or visit http://www.highsteel.com.

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