Press Release

Matrix Service Company Selected by PSEG for Work on North Central Reliability Project

Sep 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq:MTRX) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix SME has been selected to upgrade four substations for PSEG as part of the North Central Reliability Project. Matrix SME will execute all necessary work on this critical project for PSEG. The total contract value is approximately $40 million.

The scope of work entails upgrading the substations from 138kV power to 230kV power in the communities of West Orange, Livingston and Union. Construction will begin immediately with an in-service date of June 2014.

"PSEG is a valuable customer and we are proud to have been selected for this project, which reflects our commitment to safety and quality over the 65 year history of our relationship. We recognize the importance of the North Central Reliability Project for New Jersey and PSEG and we look forward to successfully completing this important project to improve the NJ power delivery system," said John Hewitt, President and CEO of Matrix Service Company. 

About PSEG

It is the oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility in New Jersey, serving nearly three quarters of the state's population.  PSEG is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSEG is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (

About Matrix Service Company

Matrix Service Company provides engineering, fabrication, construction and maintenance services to Electrical Infrastructure, Oil Gas & Chemical, Storage Solutions and Industrial markets.

The Company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with regional operating facilities in the United States and Canada.

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