9D International

August 15, 2011 09:00 ET

Calgary-Based 9D International Provides Solution to Affordable Housing Challenge in Chile – Seeks to Help Re-Build 220,000 Homes Destroyed in the Earthquake & Tsunami

Chilean Minister of Housing and Urban Development Traveling to Calgary to See 9D International's Leading Edge Housing System

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2011) -

PHOTO OP: Live demonstrations of the 9D foundation system, house assembly, and fire proofing; Chilean government officials on their first-ever Canada trip.

WHAT: Calgary-based 9D International's founder Michael Readwin has been developing and building affordable housing solutions for more than 12 years and its proven technology has now captured the attention of the Chilean government. The Chilean Minister of Housing and Urban Development will be traveling to Calgary, Canada for the first time for a live demonstration of their product, as the company seeks to help re-build 220,000 homes that were destroyed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami in February 2010.

9D structures are earthquake and termite proof; hurricane, tsunami and fire resistant; and are energy efficient and affordable, requiring little to no maintenance. The 9D foundation system significantly reduces the time and resources required, in comparison to traditional foundations, allowing their structures to be produced 10 times faster than traditional homes and foundations.

WHO: From the government of Chile:
Mr. Rodrigo Perez Mackenna, Minister of Housing and Urban Development
Mr. Francisco Irarrazaval Mena, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Mr. Edurado Contreras Darvas, Head of Technical Division, Ministry of Housing and Development
Mr. Patricio Gongora Torreblanca, Chief of Press Department, Ministry of Housing and Development
Mr. Tomas Tagle Galilea, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Michael Readwin, President & CEO, 9D International
Chuck Smith, Senior VP & CDO, 9D International
Tim Sprung, Vice President, Director of International Sales, Sprung Structures Ltd.

WHEN: Friday, August 19, 2011
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST
*Phone interviews can be arranged as requested.

WHERE: Sprung Structures Ltd.
PO Box 62, Maple Leaf Road
Aldersyde, Alberta, Canada

*Take Deerfoot South to exit 209 for Alberta 7 W toward Okotoks; merge onto Alberta 547 W/AB-7 W; turn left onto Alberta 2 Alt S; turn left onto Maple Leaf Road; turn right onto Sprung Way.

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