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Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Expansion of Joint Venture Production Facilities in Brazil

Hilliard, Ohio (January 21, 2014) –Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) today announced the start up of a second manufacturing facility in Brazil for its joint venture with Tigre S.A. Located in Maceio, Alagoas, which is in the northeastern part of Brazil, the facility will double Tigre-ADS’ annual capacity of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The new facility will be the fourth operating plant in South America for the joint venture.

“From day one, Tigre has shared our commitment to making quality products and exceeding customer expectations anywhere in the world, and that has led to the success of this venture,” said Joe Chlapaty, ADS Chairman and CEO. “We are excited to extend the Tigre-ADS offering throughout such a vibrant market.”

Established in 2009, Santiago, Chile-based Tigre-ADS manufactures and distributes HDPE pipes for a wide range of markets including storm water management, sanitation, mining, agriculture, telecom and electrical throughout South America. The joint venture also has operations in Santiago and Antofagasta, Chile and Rio Claro, SP Brazil.

The newly added capacity will allow Tigre ADS to continue to meet the needs created by rapidly expanding infrastructure development across South America.

About ADS:

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (ADS) is the world's largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 56 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 28 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit

About Tigre:

Tigre is a Brazilian multinational leader in the manufacture of PVC pipes, fittings and accessories in Latin America.  Tigre offers a vast array of products that support the building, infrastructure and irrigation markets, and is also recognized by the emphasis placed on valuing people.  It was founded in 1941 and has 18 facilities, seven of which are in Brazil, including a factory of painting tools (Pincéis Tigre), PVC profiles (Claris) and accessories (Plena) and 11 abroad (two in Argentina, two in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Equador, Peru, United States, Paraguay and Uruguay).

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: (419) 424-8275
Fax: (419) 424-8302