25 October 2010 – The Allan Block Retaining Wall Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota has entered into a cooperative marketing agreement with Strata Systems, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia to market and promote the use of Strata’s geogrid reinforcement as part of Allan Block’s Small Grid Program. This agreement will facilitate distribution of the product through Allan Block’s global network of licensed concrete producers.

“At Allan Block, we believe in supporting our products as they move into the market, through a variety of specialized programs,” commented Chad Julius, Senior Engineer with Allan Block. “By partnering with Strata Systems and through our ever-expanding producer network we are able to provide another quality program to ensure proper retaining wall construction.”

“We are excited about this new opportunity to provide Allan Block’s Small Grid Program,” said David Butchart, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Strata Systems. “This program allows Strata to provide a one stop shop for a full range of products for segmental walls to Allan Block Producers. Many producers are already long time customers of Strata and this just completes the package we can offer.”

About Allan Block Corporation

Allan Block is a patented, interlocking, concrete block that entered the market over 20 years ago. Since 1986, the product and the company have grown to become a leader in the field of mortarless concrete block construction. Today we have over 40 manufacturers licensed throughout North America. In addition, our product has moved overseas and we now produce block in Australia, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Taiwan and Trinidad. Allan Block is dedicated to being a customer and service orientated company. With this in mind, we are committed to providing superior products with exceptional service to make the Allan Block system a product you can trust. www.allanblock.com

About Strata Systems Inc.

Strata has been a leader in providing Stratagrid soil reinforcement to the Segmental Retaining Wall industry for many years. Geogrid is an important component used in engineered wall construction. Strata’s state of the art manufacturing and research facilities provides the industry with the highest quality geogrids available. Strata has over 150 years of combined experience in reinforced earth structures and their engineering staff is available to provide technical support for the most complicated applications. Strata’s management is actively involved in NCMA, GMA, TRB, ASSHTO and other industry associations. Along with Allan Block, Strata was instrumental in the development of the new SRWall 4.0 software. Managers are regionally located to provide sales and marketing support to Allan Block’s Producers and Distributors. The Sleeve-It™ fence post foundation system along with StrataTex geotextiles and StrataWeb cellular confinement system are also products from Strata. www.geogrid.com


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