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Post 9/11 More Than 80 Modular Units Were Secured to Help With Recovery Efforts

 BALTIMORE, MD, Sep 13, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Williams Scotsman, a leading provider of modular space and storage solutions in North America, today announced one of its modular units used during 9/11 recovery efforts will be part of an exhibition, entitled “The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response,” at the New York State Museum in Albany.

The mobile office on display at the exhibition demonstrates how some relied on modular space after the terrorist attacks. In the weeks following 9/11, notes and mementoes were left on several of Williams Scotsman’s modular units by those who lost loved ones or felt compassion for the lost and those left behind. In addition to serving as memorial spaces, modular units also provided much-needed respite for rescue workers as well as counseling centers.

“As we reflect on this tragedy our country experienced 10 years ago, this exhibition honors all those who lost their lives and the rescue workers who put their lives on the line,” said Joseph Vecchiolla, senior vice president of US Field Operations for Williams Scotsman. “We are honored to be part of this important memorial.”

After the attacks, Williams Scotsman supplied modular space to various government agencies including: the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and local police and fire departments. More than 10 years later, Williams Scotsman’s units are still on site at Ground Zero and remain part of the reconstruction efforts.

“The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response” exhibition details the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills facility, and the public response to the September 11th events. In addition to Williams Scotsman’s modular unit, the exhibition includes many objects, images, videos, and interactive stations documenting this tragic chapter in New York and America’s history.

For more information about the exhibition, visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/wtc/ .

About Williams Scotsman Williams Scotsman, an Algeco Scotsman company, offers space solutions for the construction, education, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets, with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Williams Scotsman serves customers’ modular space and storage needs through a network of nearly 100 locations throughout North America. In addition to its core leasing business, the company manages and develops permanent modular structures. For more information visit http://www.willscot.com .

Algeco Scotsman is a leading global business services provider focused on modular space and storage solutions. Operating as Williams Scotsman in North America, Algeco in Continental Europe and Elliott in the United Kingdom, the company manages a fleet of more than 300,000 units, with operations in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The company’s reputation is grounded in exceptional customer service, effective management of business operations, and consistent product innovation. Algeco Scotsman’s global presence combined with its local market expertise provides exemplary service tailored to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the world.

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