Valmont Coatings Division Honored With Two Excellence in Galvanizing Awards

 Valmont Coatings Division Honored With Two Excellence in Galvanizing Awards

PR Newswire

OMAHA, Neb., April 10, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:
VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for
infrastructure, and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, announced
today that Valmont's Coatings Division was honored with two Awards for
Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing. The Valmont Coatings Division was also
awarded the American Galvanizing Association's (AGA) "Most Distinguished"
honor for the San Diego Central Library project.

The San Diego Central Library.

The American Galvanizing Association hosts a yearly competition, Excellence in
Hot Dip Galvanizing Awards, to honor the finest achievements in the use of hot
dip galvanizing in an ideal, creative, innovative or monumental fashion.

In the Electrical, Utility and Communication Category, Columbia Galvanizing,
Valmont's facility in South Carolina, was recognized for its submission of a
project that is one of a kind and the world's most capable full scale wind
turbine testing facility at Clemson University. The final unit is almost one
million pounds of steel components cantilevered off the embedded ring and its
surrounding concrete structure. And, the final mounting surface was accurate
to plane within an incredible 0.028 inches over the entire face.

Gulfstream Park's horse stalls project was recognized by the AGA in the
category of "Recreation & Entertainment." Valmont Coatings' Tampa Galvanizing
facility was the galvanizer for a 380 stall facility at its Gulfstream Park in
Hallandale, Florida.The final structure is 600 feet long and 84 feet wide.

AGA's "Most Distinguished" award was shared by two of Valmont Coatings'
facilities, Calwest Galvanizing of Long Beach, California and Intermountain
Galvanizing of Lindon, Utah. San Diego's Central Library is located in
downtown's East Village with beautiful views across the bay to Coronado
Island. The 497,000-square-foot facility features a truly magnificent exposed
galvanized arched domed terrace, and is nine stories tall. Valmont Coatings
is proud and humbled to play such an essential role in providing this new
landmark to what has been nicknamed America's Finest City.

"Valmont Coatings is honored to receive these awards," said Rick Cornish,
Group President of Valmont Coatings and Tubing. "The AGA Award criteria are
based on the world's most stringent standards for performance and excellence.
The competition was fierce with over 140 submissions for only 14 award
categories. We are pleased to be chosen by an independent panel of architects,
engineers, designers and users of galvanized steel."

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SOURCE Valmont Industries, Inc.

Contact: Rita Goree, Phone: 402-963-4250, Fax: 402-963-4225
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