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[08/22/13 - 09:42 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series Goes Inside the Extreme and Dangerous World of Metal Welders in Alaska
"Alaskan Steel Men," a three-part series, premieres Friday, August 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

New Discovery Channel Series Goes Inside the Extreme and Dangerous World of Metal Welders in Alaska

ALASKAN STEEL MEN Premieres at 10 PM E/P on Friday, August 30 on Discovery Channel

(Los Angeles, Calif.) - Dennis Butts and his wife Theresa certainly don't have typical day jobs. Together, they own Quality Marine of Alaska and have assembled some of the best welders and pipe fitters in the business. ALASKA STEEL MEN, premiering Friday, August 30, at 10 PM E/P on the Discovery Channel, will take viewers to the harsh environment of Kodiak, Alaska, alongside the extreme metal welders who have some of the most dangerous jobs around.

"You name it, we fix it," Butts said. "No matter how tough you are, Mother Nature is tougher. We're talking boats sinking to the bottom of the ocean. You make a mistake, people die."

Butts' weapon against Mother Nature is fire and steel. From welding underwater in icy cold seas to stop massive boats and oil barges from sinking, to sealing a crack on a vessel that struck some ice, there is no job too big or risky. The team is fearless and never hesitates to put their lives on the line to get the job done.

The ALASKAN STEEL MEN team includes:

· The Boss: Dennis Butts, a strong, charismatic leader who inspires his employees to push themselves beyond their limits.

· The Right Hand: Scottie, a perfectionist who can weld just about anything.

· The Rising Star: Cooper, a former U.S. Marine who comes back to his native Alaska to seek out big fortunes.

· The Greenhorns: Dean, who genuinely wants to be a welder but seems more prone to lighting himself on fire, and Jameson, who is always looking for some trouble.

· The Diver: Duke, who is willing to take on any challenge

· The Pipe Fitter: George, the brains behind the operation and about six steps ahead.

The 3-week series will give an up-close look at a world most people will likely never experience - and the crew who somehow find themselves caught up in some major white-knuckle crisis. But how long can this group of men keep going before something goes terribly wrong?

ALASKAN STEEL MEN is produced for Discovery Channel by Lizard Trading Company. John Moffet serves as executive producer for Discovery. Liz Bronstein and Harry Lowell served as executive producer for Lizard Trading Company. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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