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The AIL Group forms strategic partnership

June 3, 2008

Today, we are pleased to announce that the AIL Group and T & B Structural Systems (TBSS) have formed a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, AIL will continue to provide and enhance our capability in Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall solutions for customers worldwide.

TBSS is a full service civil engineering company based in Fort Worth, Texas with a solid reputation for providing professional support and high quality MSE retaining walls. TBSS wall systems provide fast, flexible and long lasting embankment retention in a variety of facing and soil reinforcing options.

“We’re thrilled to offer our customers leading edge retaining wall designs and applications,” says AIL Chief Executive Officer Mike Wilson. “Our intention is to push the boundaries even further to develop innovative and cost-effective engineered solutions.”

TBSS President, Scott Bagwell says, “We’re very excited to become an integral part of the AIL Group. By joining forces we can now deliver more options and a higher level of support and service to an even broader range of customers.”

Kenzie MacPherson, President of Big R Bridge comments, “TBSS is a perfect fit with our bridge products. TBSS Wall Systems offer a number of attractive bridge abutment options for our customers, as well as MSE wall systems for the mining and public works sectors.”

TBSS has been designing and supplying MSE retaining walls since the early nineties in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. TBSS Wall Systems are ideal for headwalls, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and steepened slopes.

For more information on TBBS, please visit www.tbssus.com

The AIL Group, in addition to TBSS, comprises Big R Bridge, Atlantic Industries Limited, and AIL International. Based in Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada, AIL has been providing innovative solutions in corrugated steel, bridges, and retaining walls since 1965.