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March 2017

ICC-ES Report Issued to Expand Number of Bar Sizes of DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® and Confirms Superior Strength and Performance

Bolingbrook, Illinois – March 21, 2017 – DYWIDAG-Systems International USA, Inc. (DSI) announced today that its DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® report has been reissued by the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) to now incorporate bar sizes #11, #14, #18 and #20.


DSI produces and offers its full size range (#6 through #20) in GR100 and has now secured this important ICC-ES report for the key sizes for vertical reinforcing applications where Grade 100 reinforcing is seeing growing acceptance in the construction industry. Also, the report confirms that DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® has minimum 100ksi yield strength in both tension and compression - a feature unmatched by any competing, approved threaded reinforcing bar product in the industry.

The DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® is the only Grade 100 bar product conforming to both acceptance criteria AC237 and specification ASTM A615-15 and therefore offers unmatched benefits in terms of strength, savings associated with the use of high-strength bars, and quality.

The advantages of using DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® are significant, including lower fabrication, installation (both labor and crane time) and freight costs due to the lower overall weight as fewer reinforcing bars are required. All of this results in reduced overall cost and shortened construction schedule.

Kerry Allen, President and CEO of DYWIDAG-Systems International USA, Inc. says: “We are excited to be able to offer this product line which is superior to anything currently available in the market and which will allow owners and designers a fully domestic option to improve their design and performance while also reducing over-all construction costs.”

DYWIDAG Grade 100 THREADBAR® is designed for maximum performance and is produced under an exclusive partnership with Gerdau in their St. Paul Minnesota mill facility by United Steel Workers of America union members and using fully domestic USA steel thus conforming to all Buy America requirements.

September 2016

DYWIDAG-Systems International announces organizational and leadership changes

  • Successful repositioning of DSI Group into two Divisions
  • Former Group CEO Patrik Nolåker focuses on non-executive role on DSI Board
  • Group CFO Nick Moses takes over as acting CEO of DSI Construction
  • Chairman of Board thanks Mr. Patrik Nolåker for his contributions

Luxembourg, September 7th 2016 - The Board of DYWIDAG Systems International Sarl (DSI) has announced changes within the organizational structure and leadership team at DSI today. Patrik Nolåker, who was Group CEO until the initiation of the reorganization of DSI into two separate divisions in March and is currently CEO of DSI Construction, will leave his role by mutual consent with effect as of September 30th. He will remain a member of the DSI Board. Until the appointment of a successor, Nick Moses, Group CFO, will act as CEO of DSI Construction, in addition to his current responsibilities.
“These leadership changes are a direct result of the Group’s reorganization into two separate divisions, DSI Construction and DSI Underground, run by independent operational management teams. This organizational change reflects the successful development of our businesses through profitable growth and accretive acquisitions and will further enhance their operational and strategic focus going forward. On behalf of the Board and Shareholders of DSI, I would like to thank Patrik for leading DSI since shortly after Triton acquired the business in 2011 and for driving the current reorganization to a successful conclusion. We look forward to continuing to work with Patrik in his ongoing responsibility as a DSI Board member” said Matthew Turner, Chairman of the DSI Board.

July 2016

DSI’s proposed acquisition of Jennmar Australia

In February 2016, DSI announced that it had signed agreements to acquire Jennmar’s businesses outside the US, and to sell its US Mining business to Jennmar. The acquisitions in Latin America, Europe and China (50%), and the sale of the US Mining business, were completed in the first quarter of this year.

As noted in the February announcement, the completion of the acquisition of Jennmar Australia was conditional on approval from the Australian anti-trust authority, the ACCC. We have now decided to withdraw our application to the ACCC and have agreed with Jennmar to terminate the proposed transaction.

Michael Reich, DSI Underground CEO, commented: “In the process of this review, we have registered the concerns from the marketplace about certain aspects of the proposed transaction. While we believe these could potentially be addressed, we are also conscious of our responsibility to avoid a prolonged period of uncertainty. We therefore believe it is in the interests of all parties not to proceed with the proposed transaction.

DSI Australia of course is and remains a strong and successful business in the Australian ground support market. We are pleased with the progress made with the other acquisitions we have recently made and we will build on these foundations into the future. And we will continue to provide innovative ground support solutions and exemplary service to all our customers in Australia and around the world.”

for more information please contact:             
DYWIDAG-Systems International
  Gerhard Kahr
  Phone: + 49 89 309050 241
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