Shaw to Host Chemical Industry Security Seminar; Speakers to Include Nationally Recognized Homeland Security Experts

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 14, 2005–The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SGR) today announced that its business unit, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, (Shaw E&I;) is hosting a one-day seminar on Chemical Industry Security on Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Union College in Schenectady, New York, in partnership with the AMIC Group, Inc. and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC). Shaw E&I; and AMIC Group, Inc. are recognized leaders in providing homeland security services and products to government and commercial clients. SCCC offers homeland security related coursework and, along with other local and regional colleges, is currently developing a homeland security educational consortium and training facility to be built at their facility.

The Chemical Industry Seminar will feature nationally renowned experts in the homeland security industry and will address the challenges to the chemical industry’s security and the real and perceived threats confronting this vital economic sector in the post-9/11 world. The agenda will cover many topics of interest and is designed for facilities storing and using chemicals, first responders, healthcare providers, policy makers, chemical transporters, academia, state and local government, and insurance and lending institutions. Issues to be covered are detection, deterrence, prevention, response, and recovery from real threats including:

  • Security Challenges and Associated Regulatory/Legislative Issues to the Chemical Industry;

  • Security Actions Taken by Industry Response and Contingency Planning for Real Incidents;

  • Security Considerations for the Transportation Industry

Speakers include New York State Senator and Chair of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, Michael A. Balboni; Colonel Edward Badolato (Ret), USMC and Executive Vice President of Shaw Homeland Security; Professor Yonah Alexander of the Potomac Institute’s International Center for Terrorism Studies; Jody Ankabrandt, a Crisis Communications Expert and Major in the Air National Guard who played a key role with Crisis Communications at the World Trade Center immediately after the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks; Larry Stearns, a Project Manager with Shaw who was a leader in the Anthrax remediation work at the Brentwood Post Office in Washington DC in 2001 – 2002; and Captain Fred J. Evans III, Senior Associate at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

For more information and/or to register on line, visit the forum web site at

About Shaw

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. With over $3 billion in revenues in fiscal 2004, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and employs approximately 19,500 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at

About AMIC Group, Inc.

The AMIC Group, Inc is a Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business located in Albany, NY. AMIC is a leader in homeland security exercise training and development. AMIC also includes World-Wise Services, Ltd. a discount distributor of Homeland Security Protection and Detection as well as industrial safety equipment used by first responders.

About Schenectady County Community College

One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York has over 4,500 students. SCCC offers 41 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs.

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CONTACT: The Shaw Group Inc.
Chris D. Sammons

SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.

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