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ADS Adds North Dakota Stocking Distribution Yard

Site Increases Pipe Product Supply in Red River Valley Area

For easy and quick installation, HDPE pipe from ADS comes in maxi-coils containing hundreds of feet of pipe that are used in tile systems to increase crop yield.  ADS' newest stocking distribution yard is located in Wahpeton, North Dakota and will serve the Red River Valley area.

HILLIARD, Ohio – (February 20, 2014) – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world's largest manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe, today announced the opening of a new distribution yard.  The facility, previously operated by Valley Farm Tile is located in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  With this addition, ADS now has 28 distribution centers with 58 domestic and international manufacturing plants.

"This is a full-service stocking yard that has a strong reputation for fulfilling the needs for agricultural drainage pipe in this area," stated Mike Hagen, Midwest Regional Sales Manager for ADS. "Demand continues to grow in the upper Midwest for ADS agricultural pipe products such as Heavy Duty single wall pipe maxi-coils, N-12® corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, Water Control Structures and ADS HP Lift Stations."

"Field drainage is proven to increase crop yields," Hagen continued.  "In fact, research shows a 25% increase in corn and soybean production."

ADS was the first company in the United States to produce HDPE pipe for use in agricultural drainage. "We are pleased to increase our service to the Red River Valley," stated Hagen.  "Since introducing our distinctive green striped pipe, ADS has led the industry in providing quality pipe, fittings and other accessories to improve effectiveness."

Available in 4 to 60 inch diameters, ADS N-12 pipe is used for storm water management and is also used in grain aeration, farm tile systems and in animal feed operations for waste removal.

According to Hagen, the use of ADS products in South Dakota, North Dakota and northern Minnesota has increased, and during the past five years ADS has added manufacturing capacity in the region.  The Watertown, SD plant added in 2012 is the third new manufacturing facility in this region, joining plants in Hampton, Iowa and Buxton, North Dakota.  This increase in manufacturing plants and stocking yards are part of ADS' $10 million capital investment to add significant pipe production capacity to the region. 

For additional information about ADS products, go to:  www.ads-pipe.com.

About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.:
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 58 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® stormwater chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit www.ads-pipe.com.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275  Fax: 419-424-8302
E-mail: tori.durliat@ads-pipe.com