Press Release      


Premere Forms Inc, of Sioux Falls, S.D., has become the first North American ICF manufacturer to distribute its building system into Great Britain and Ireland. Its products will be distributed by Polarwall Ltd, a specialist building supplies company based in Devon, England.

Allan Meendering, CEO of Premere Forms, states, "We are very pleased and proud to make this announcement. For us, it represents our first step into the overseas export marketplace, and we hope to build on this and introduce our system into other international markets around the world."

Polarwall's Managing Director, Alan Wheeler told how this relationship came about. "Building systems in Europe need to gain an Accredited Technical Certification in order to be sold. Any product has to pass stringent standards in quality assurance and undergo rigorous product testing. This requires a lot of effort, about nine months of time and about $100,000 in costs. When making this upfront investment you have to be very sure of the product and we spent a lot of time looking at ICF systems in both North America and Europe. We decided to go with Premere because their system fulfilled our shopping list of reliability, simplicity, flexibility, quality of material, and ease of use. We had heard of another ICF that had failed its European testing due to inadequate concrete compaction caused by the large size of the system's tie-web. Therefore a low profile tie, that would not hinder compaction, was also an important factor. Premere's system also benefits from its lower transportation and storage costs.

British builders are probably even more conservative than their American counterparts when it comes to changing their methods of building, so we know this is going to be an uphill struggle but we are confident that this is the product to do it with"

For further information on this release contact
Allan Meendering
Premere Forms Inc
Tel. - (605) 321-4900

Alan Wheeler
Polarwall Ltd
Tel - 011 44 1392 841777