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Rollcast selects contractor for local plant

Rollcast Energy has selected Zachry Industrial, Inc., a subsidiary of Zachry Holdings, Inc, to engineer, procure and construct its 53.5-MW Piedmont Green Power project in Barnesville, Ga. When completed in 2012, Piedmont Green Power will provide clean energy to more than 40,000 homes. ”We are excited about partnering with Zachry to complete this project,” said Penn Cox, president & CEO of Rollcast. “In addition to their excellent history in power plant design and construction, we know that they will also be an important part of the Barnesville community during the construction period.” Rollcast is a developer of clean, renewable power and Zachry, which will design and build the plant, has engineered more than 640 megawatts of biomass energy and has more than 30 years of experience in the biomass industry. ’Our ongoing experience in the biomass energy market allows us to interact with project developers, help select cutting-edge technologies and price opportunities that we know we can successfully build,’ said Keith Manning, executive vice president of Zachry. ‘We have worked closely with Rollcast Energy and we believe will build a plant that will have a long and productive life.’ Zachry and Rollcast will work as a collaborative force to bring job opportunities to Barnesville and the surrounding areas. The project will generate more than 300 jobs during construction and 27 full-time positions. Piedmont will create more than 100 jobs in the region for fuel processing and delivery.’¨ ‘¨’This project gives us the opportunity to construct a renewable energy plant in a critical and emerging marketplace, a top priority for Zachry,’ Manning said. ‘We are excited to work with Rollcast on this project and intend to continue our legacy of giving back to the community in Barnesville.”¨ About Rollcast Energy, Inc.: Rollcast Energy develops biomass power plants that bring clean, sustainable energy and jobs to the local communities. It has a diversified portfolio of projects, primarily in the southeastern United States. For more, go to http://www.rollcastenergy.com About Zachry Holdings, Inc.: Zachry Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the planning, building and renewing of the world’s most critical industrial facilities. As the largest direct-hire, merit-shop constructor in the United States, ZHI provides a range of engineering, construction and maintenance services to top industrial companies. The 85 year-old privately held company is based in San Antonio. For more, go to http://www.zhi.com

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