February 21, 2012

CLP Names First Solar 2011 Safety Partner of the Year

Reno, Nev. (Feb. 21, 2012) – CLP Resources, Inc. has named First Solar as its 2011 Safety Partner of the Year in honor of its commitment to safety, extraordinary safety record and safety partnership efforts. CLP recognized eighteen customers across the country as its 2011 Safety Partners from among the thousands it worked with last year and First Solar ranked #1 nationally, based on hours worked, hours between incidents, overall safety performance of CLP's employees on the customer's jobsite, and safety culture.

"Having a workforce that is knowledgeable and safe is imperative, and something we take very seriously," said Eric Feinberg, vice president of strategic markets at CLP. "First Solar joins us in our commitment to safe workplaces and has consistently proven that safety is one of their highest priorities. We're proud to do business with a company so dedicated to the safety of all its employees."

"'Safety First' tops the list of First Solar's core values, so we're proud to be recognized for what we have achieved," said Jim Lamon, senior vice president of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) at First Solar. "We are fanatics about safety, so it's great to work with firms like CLP that share our uncompromising commitment to safety in everything we do."

About First Solar
First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and is a premier provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system solutions. The company is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil-fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating value-driven renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.

About CLP
CLP Resources, Inc. is celebrating its 25th year as the nation's leading supplier of reliable skilled tradespeople to commercial, industrial and institutional building contractors. Headquartered in Reno, CLP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI). To learn more about CLP, visit www.clp.com or call 800-CALL-CLP.

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Media Contact: Jackie Shelton, Marketing Manager
775.321.8009 / jshelton@clp.com




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