Worthington Industries Announces New Product Collaboration at SLAS2020


Columbus, OH – Jan. 27, 2020 - Worthington Industries Inc. (NYSE: WOR) will introduce a new product to the Life Sciences market at this year’s SLAS International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. Worthington RoboStorTM by Celltrio is an automated liquid nitrogen freezer providing -195 degrees Celsius for research and development, biobanking and cell culturing applications for up to 21,600 vials.

The RoboStorTM product launch is part of a distribution agreement Worthington has formed with Celltrio Inc., a life sciences automation company based in Santa Clara, CA, to provide product sales and service throughout North America.

“Our customers are asking for better sample security and RoboStorTM provides audit trails for cell-based materials in cryogenic conditions,” said Josh Oakes, director of Cryogenics for Worthington Industries. “We are excited to work with a fantastic innovator like Celltrio to add robotic cryogenic solutions to our existing portfolio of manual cryogenic products.”

“Celltrio Inc. is pleased to partner with Worthington Industries for product distribution and service in North America,” said Charlie Duncheon, CEO of Celltrio Inc. “Worthington has strong distribution partners throughout North America that will allow for a seamless go-to-market channel and an acceleration of our growth.”

Representatives from Worthington Industries and Celltrio will be on hand to answer questions about the Worthington RoboStorTM by Celltrio product line at booth #1940 at SLAS2020 Jan. 27-29.


About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 57 facilities in 15 states and six countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 9,000 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities.


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