TOR Minerals Announces Major Data Center Expansion with Data Foundry

Aug 4, 2009

Austin, TX – TOR Minerals International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TORM), a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty mineral and pigment products for high performance applications, announced today the completion of a major expansion with Data Foundry®. TOR Minerals International has leveraged Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center for over 5 years as their disaster recovery colocation site. Due to the ongoing demands of their business, TOR Mineral’s has made the decision to increase their data center footprint with Data Foundry.

“When we originally selected Data Foundry as our colocation provider in 2004, one of their strongest selling points was their ability to scale with our business,” said Hugh Norsworthy, Information Services Director for TOR Minerals International. “The capability to easily expand within Data Foundry’s facility has proven to be something we can depend on. During this most recent expansion, the Data Foundry engineering team provisioned our new space way ahead of our expected timeframe. Based on my experience, I would recommend Data Foundry to any business looking for a colocation provider they can grow with.”

“We have seen a growing number of competitors that have simply run out of power and cooling,” said Mark Noonan, Vice President of Sales at Data Foundry. “This is largely due to the overselling of critical infrastructure and poor resource planning. The end result has been their customers’ inability to grow. Data Foundry has been fortunate in that we have been able to bring on additional infrastructure ahead of customer demand, and will maintain this commitment moving forward.”

About TOR Minerals International

TOR Minerals International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TORM), a specialty chemical company, manufactures and sells mineral products. Its principal product, HITOX, is a light buff-colored titanium dioxide pigment used primarily in paints, coatings, plastics, paper, and various other products. TOR Minerals International sells its products through direct sales representatives and independent stocking distributors in the United States, as well as through distributors and agents internationally. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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