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NSC’s use of Triax’s Proximity TraceTM ensures its workers maintain a minimum of six feet of social distancing on
project sites; other measures include training and job site orientation, limited meeting sizes, going paperless
where possible, onsite cleaning and disinfecting, employee questionnaires and temperature scans.

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 27, 2020 – National Steel City (NSC), one of the nation’s leading self-perform
Structural/Mechanical contractors, today announced it is among the first in the nation within its specialty
construction category to use a breakthrough technology to achieve effective social distancing for its workers on job

Made possible through a longtime partnership with United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company,
NSC has deployed Triax’s Proximity Trace technology to ensure its workers maintain a minimum of six feet of social
distancing and is in active use at its Kansas City International Airport New Terminal project where NSC is erecting
the structural steel provided by its client, ADF. The project is managed by developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real
Estate and design-builder Clark | Weitz | Clarkson.

“Anyone familiar with NSC knows that our commitment to safety has always been a constant, but
the COVID-19 pandemic has reinvented the meaning of safety on job sites and tested the boundary
lines of how to keep our employees and project sites as safe as humanly possible,” said NSC Chief
Executive Officer Bob Dunn. “Thanks to our partnership with United Rentals and Triax Technologies
we are sparing no effort to perform our services safely, mitigating conditions that can lead to virus
transmission, while adhering to our core safety procedures that have always differentiated NSC from
our competition.”

The Triax Proximity Trace system helps to ensure compliance with the CDC and OSHA’s COVID-19 guidelines for
workplace safety. Each on-site employee is equipped with an RF-enabled wearable device on both their body and
harness. From a preventative standpoint, the system alerts employees who are within close contact of one another
by both audible and visual alerts in order to maintain six feet of social distancing whenever possible. The system
also keeps a data log of which employees have been within a close proximity of one another, allowing NSC to
implement a prioritized reaction plan in the case that a positive test is confirmed on the job site.
NSC also plans to implement and utilize other Triax solutions tailored to the safety and well-being of employees,
including evacuation alerts to employees, and notification of fall alerts by location and job-site for emergency

“We’re proud to be able to support National Steel City’s top-notch safety protocols and initiatives to help their
workforce practice safe social distancing,” said Robert Costantini, CEO of Triax Technologies. “NSC has prioritized
their worker safety from the start of the pandemic, quickly recognizing the need for effective technology and we’re
pleased that Proximity Trace has been a valuable tool in creating a safer environment, further demonstrating their
commitment to workforce safety.”

In addition to the use of Triax’s Proximity Trace, NSC has taken steps to ensure it exceeds current COVID-19 guidance
and regulation, including: expanding COVID-19 safety guidance in employee training and job site orientation, limiting
meeting sizes, going paperless where possible, deploying on site cleaning and disinfecting, and mandating the
completion of employee questionnaires and temperature scans before commencing work.

Safety at NSC continues to be a core company value and the driver behind two important pre-COVID-19 programs:
SAWHORSE (Safety At Home, Work, Office, Safety Everywhere) to ensure best safety practices are followed
culturally by everyone at NSC at all times; and SAFE (Safety Analytics For Evaluation), designed to incorporate safety
data analytics to measure the effectiveness of safety practices on every project.

“Social distancing is one of the fundamental and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Triax
Proximity Trace system provides real-time feedback, and gives NSC a management tool to assess the effectiveness
of their social distancing efforts to stop the spread of the virus,” said FDRSafety President Jim Stanley. “The
performance of this technology can make the difference on whether job sites stay open or have to close, and we
commend NSC for continuing to lead the way on investing and deploying this critical safety technology.”

About National Steel City
Building on marquee experience in more than 30 states nationwide, Plymouth, Mich.-based National Steel
City (NSC) is one of the nation’s leading self-perform specialty contractors. NSC has consistently ranked
among Engineering News Record’s top specialty contractors. Cited with numerous awards for exceptional
safety and productivity, NSC specializes in providing prime mechanical services in the Power & Industrial
sectors while also servicing select commercial markets. NSC holds AISC certifications for erection as well
as ASME Boiler R, S, and U stamps. For more information visit or call 1-800-ERECTOR.

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