SOURCE: Allan Block Corporation

Allan Block Corporation

October 17, 2012 10:30 ET

Allan Block Now Approved for Retaining Walls up to 9m High With the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) - Allan Block Corporation, a leading provider of retaining walls, is proud to announce that the Allan Block retaining wall system is now approved by the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT) for retaining walls up to 9 meters (29 feet) in height. Allan Block has been added with this distinction to the MOT's Recognized Product List on October 1, 2012 and is now available for the use on Ministry tall wall applications.

For over 15 years Allan Block has been approved by the BC Ministry of Transportation for retaining walls up to 5 meters (16 feet) in height. During that time over 3,000,000 m2 (35,000,000 ft2) of Allan Block has been installed in British Columbia, Canada.

The ability to provide a system for retaining walls up to 9 meters (29 feet) for the Ministry is a testament of the capabilities of the Allan Block system. Recognition by the Ministry of Allan Block's extensive full-scale seismic testing and product experience provides the owners, designers and contractors of British Columbia with confidence that they are selecting a quality product and a proven system.

The complete Allan Block product line is manufactured by Expocrete Concrete Products for all of Western Canada. Both companies are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for retaining wall structures for residential, commercial and Ministry projects and are excited with this expanded approval by the MOT. Allan Block through Expocrete Concrete Products provides training to engineers and contractors to educate them on common design practices of the industry and to provide owners with confidence that the system they are using are designed appropriately and will be installed correctly. For upcoming training from Allan Block and Expocrete Concrete Products, please visit

Allan Block has millions of square feet of retaining wall products installed throughout the world, and has the resources to deliver performance and quality to every project. The Allan Block products are inspired by nature and manufactured with recycled materials in order to increase efficiency and minimize the footprint we have on the world we live in.

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