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Husqvarna Acquisition Announcement

To Blastrac Global’s Valued Customers, Distributors and Suppliers:

Today it has been announced that our owner, Bard Capital Holdings, has signed an agreement to sell its interests in Blastrac to Husqvarna Group.  This has resulted from discussions lasting for over one year, and much work on behalf of Husqvarna’s Construction Division to get to know our company. As a leading global company in surface preparation, Blastrac is a significant merger opportunity to add to Husqvarna Construction’s surface preparation technology and product offerings.

Husqvarna is a Swedish public company with revenues close to US$5B. Its Construction Division has revenues around US$700million. Including the acquisitions in recent years of HTC and Pullman Ermator, Blastrac represents a substantial commitment by Husqvarna to the surface preparation business.

Shot blasting, scrapers, and scarifying are new technologies to Husqvarna. Blastrac and Diamatic brands will complement and enhance the Husqvarna diamond grinding and polishing product lines.

Husqvarna are buying Blastrac for our products, technology, customer relationships, manufacturing capability and employee base.  Over time there will be changes resulting from the combination, including new opportunities for employees of both companies.

The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2020. In the meantime, it is “business as usual”.  The Cyclone and U.S.-based Global Contracting Services (Skidabrader, Cyclone Services and Diamatic Management Services) activities are not part of the sale and will remain under the ownership of Bard Capital.

“Blastrac and Husqvarna have been robust but respected competitors for many years.  We are excited to marry our business to a strong and long-term industry player,” said CEO Brian MacKenzie of Blastrac. “In these uncertain times, size and financial strength will be important to our employees and customers alike.”

“I am delighted to start working with Blastrac management and employees to build and expand our offering in the market for surface preparation. And I look forward to welcoming the Blastrac employees and customers to our company,” said Karin Falk, President of the Husqvarna Construction Division.

We will continue to keep you updated with details as they unfold. We look forward to continuing our partnership  with you.

Respectfully,

Brian Mackenzie

President, Blastrac Global

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Diamatic Extends Offer for 0% Interest

0% FINANCING FOR 36 MONTHS

Blastrac and Diamatic are continuing to working with there lenders to help our customers, we have extended our World Of Concrete financing special.  We know that you are essential to keeping construction jobs going in this time and we are working on different ways to help you stay mobile, stay working or help you get ready when you are able to get back out there.  Contact us for details and help with your financing.

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#BEPREPARED

During this difficult COVID-19 period which affects us all. Blastrac would like to look forward to the time after the crisis. For the moment a lot of surface preparation projects have been postponed or stopped, however
after this “quiet” period we expect that projects will start again in full swing.
In order to be prepared we would like to help our valuable customers!

Therefore we have the following special offer.

20% discount on list prices for all liners and blast wheels for your Blastrac shot blasting machines!
&
50% discount on labor costs for inspection, maintenance and repair on all of your Blastrac machines!

For further information. please do not hesitate to contact us!
Validation: 31st of May 2020
Steve Klugherz
President Blastrac NA
800.256.3440 I WWW.BLASTRAC.COM I CUSTSERV@BLASTRAC.COM

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A Message To Our Valued Customers and Partners During These Times

As you know, we are in uncharted territory. In an effort to keep everyone safe and create an environment of support, we are posting direct phone numbers to our key staff within technical support, sales and in our service centers nationwide.

We understand that things are fluid but want to remind you that Blastrac and Diamatic are there for you and your business. We are hopeful this situation will calm down within 2-4 weeks. Therefore, in some cases, we will be offering discounts to help with the delays as well as first-month financing for lease arrangements to assist with cash flow.

Should you need training or re-certification, we have developed online classes and we invite your team to sign up. If your equipment needs repaired, we are extending labor and parts discounts in our locations.

We are trying to do anything we can to make this challenging time as smooth as possible for you and our employees.

Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail your representative if we can be of assistance.

We appreciate you and your business partnership. 

Steve Klugherz

President, North America 

WEST COAST
Sales
Gunnar Roberson 425.330.7498 Gunnar.Roberson@blastrac.com Kevin Partin 619.565.5220 Kevin.Partin@diamaticusa.com Taylor Kliman 714.290.1143 Taylor.Kliman@blastrac.com
Customer Service
Dalton Stone 405.441.9942 Dalton.Stone@blastrac.com Tokla Ouch 714.308.3856 Tokla.Ouch@blastrac.com Dylan Mjelde 405.627.2533 Dylan.Mjelde@blastrac.com
Kristi Wiersema 405.627.2535 Kristi.Wiersema@blastrac.com
Rentals & Repairs
Nick Shilling 714.473.2066 Nicholas.Shilling@diamaticusa.com
Midwest
Sales
Josh Martin 405.503.7776 Josh.Martin@blastrac.com Jesse Watt 620.704.9246 Jesse.Watt@blastrac.com Mike Starkey 330.620.7197 Mike.Starkey@diamaticusa.com
Customer Service
Kristi Wiersema 405.627.2535 Kristi.Wiersema@blastrac.com Dylan Mjelde 405.627.2533 Dylan.Mjelde@blastrac.com Dalton Stone 405.441.9942 Dalton.Stone@blastrac.com
Carolyn Goebel 215.539.3947 Carolyn.Goebel@blastrac.com
Rentals & Repairs
Jarrod Owings 405.519.6546 Jarrod.Owings@blastrac.com
East Coast
Sales
Joe Smith 610.703.0270 Joe.Smith@diamaticusa.com Patrick Hyland 848.247.2016 Patrick.Hyland@blastrac.com Ricky Norkett 704.380.5421 Ricky.Norkett@blastrac.com
Brandon Romines 865.203.5934 Brandon.Romines@diamaticusa.com
Customer Service
Carolyn Goebel 215.539.3947 Carolyn.Goebel@diamaticusa.com Kristi Wiersema 405.627.2535 Kristi.Wiersema@blastrac.com Dalton Stone 405.441.9942 Dalton.Stone@blastrac.com Dylan Mjelde 405.627.2533 Dylan.Mjelde@blastrac.com
Rentals & Repairs
Corey Payne 865.410.0806 Corey.Payne@blastrac.com Steve Hudicka 267.966.7471 Steve.Hudicka@diamaticusa.com
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CONSOLIDATION ANNOUNCEMENT

July 31, 2019

As the leader in surface preparation and polishing products, Blastrac Global is announcing the consolidation of three of its business units. As market leaders, we are combining resources to take the products of Blastrac, Diamatic, and Cyclone Technology to new heights.

You will continue to see the same Red Diamatic and Blue Blastrac products that have been industry leaders for over 30 years. In addition, we have Cyclone technology high-pressure water cleaning systems. All product lines will be manufactured in our Oklahoma City facility and sold through distribution or one of our nine locations across the US and three locations across Canada. These locations are factory locations that serve as repair/rental and sales offices. In addition to this, we have a loyal Distribution network with multiple locations across North America.

As always, our products are manufactured to the highest quality specifications and meet UL, ULCSA, and NEC safety standards for North America. These are standards that few, if any, of our competitors can claim.

Our products are engineered for our customers to meet the market needs. This commitment carries on to our vast inventory of parts and consumables. Our inventory allows for continued service on machines that date back 15 plus years.

Blastrac, Diamatic and Cyclone look forward to an exciting future serving our customers with even more products and support. Watch as we update our websites and bring new services and support functions to the market.

Thank you,

Mark Haworth

President, Blastrac NA

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Join Us in Vegas

Diamatic will be attending WOC 2020! Make sure to stop by our indoor booth in the South Hall and our outdoor booth in the Silver Lots!

At World of Concrete, find all the products, resources and valuable information necessary to strengthen your business. This is the commercial construction industry’s first, largest and most important annual international event for concrete and masonry professionals across the globe!

EXHIBITS:
Original equipment manufacturers from around the world and exclusive U.S. distributors of equipment, tools, products and services for the commercial construction, concrete and masonry industries. WOC attracts approximately 1,500 exhibiting companies and occupies more than 700,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space.

WHO ATTENDS WOC?
More than 60,000 industry professionals from all around the world, representing all segments of the construction industry: Commercial Contractors, Concrete Contractors, Concrete Pumpers, Construction Managers, Dealers/Distributors, Decorative Concrete Contractors, Designers and Specifiers, General Contractors, Block/Segmental Unit Producers Masonry Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Block Producers, Ready Mix Producers, Rental Equipment Centers, Repair Contractors, Residential Contractors, Specialty Concrete Contractors, Precast, Pipe and Block Producers, Precast/Prestressed Producers, and more.

FUTURE DATES:
WOC 2020: February 4-7; Seminars 3-7