May 08, 2009 14:03 ET

Nordex Explosives Appointed as Davey Bickford's Distributor for Daveytronic® Digital Blasting System for Ontario and Quebec

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) -


LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) ("Nordex") announces it is partnering with Davey Bickford Canada Inc., to expand its product and services offering to mining and quarry operations throughout Ontario and Quebec. As a Davey Bickford distributor, Nordex will now offer its customers the Daveytronic® Digital Blasting System, offering extreme detonator accuracies and reliability for improved blast performance.

"The addition of Daveytronic® to our line gives us a full suite of products, enabling us to offer to our customers an ever broader set of value added solutions," said John Kozak, president & CEO of Nordex Explosives, Ltd. "By delivering a high level of accuracy, Daveytronic® detonators offer better fragmentation, more consistent blast performance, enhanced vibration control and reduced costs associated with downstream processing."

Located in the heart of Canada's mining industry, Nordex Explosives has offered a hands-on approach to providing solutions to tough blasting applications for 40 years. In addition to distributing Daveytronic®, Nordex manufactures a full line of emulsion, ANFO and specialty products. Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Nordex has its main production facility near Kirkland Lake, ON, with satellite customer service locations and remote storage facilities through Ontario and Quebec. Nordex owns and operates its own fleet of delivery and bulk explosive service vehicles.

"Nordex Explosives has a rich history of providing superior support and partnering with mining and quarry customers to solve challenging blasting problems throughout its Ontario and Quebec territories," said Greg LeClaire, president of Davey Bickford Canada, Inc. "Our high accuracy electronic blasting technology will allow Nordex to offer an expanded array of blasting solutions for its customers."

The Daveytronic® III Digital Blasting System is the third generation of blasting technology from Davey Bickford, offering a new generation of detonator with increased programming flexibility, accuracy and operating safety. Nordex Explosives together with Davey Bickford provide technical support, blasting pattern consultation and program implementation for the high-accuracy Daveytronic® Digital Blasting System. The Davey Bickford product line includes the Daveytronic® detonator, blasting machine, field programming unit, Wireless Blasting System and blast design software, Daveytronic® 2D.

Employing user-friendly Windows™ and compatible with most blasting software, the system's versatile Daveytronic® 2D software allows the technician to design a blast pattern and then configure and simulate a firing sequence, ensuring optimum blast performance prior to field implementation. The Daveytronic® Wireless Blasting System allows blasting technicians to remotely detonate single or multiple shots away from the pattern, significantly improving safety during the blast.

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ABOUT NORDEX EXPLOSIVES: LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. is a manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and road construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Nordex trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NXX".

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