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Fordia to Exhibit New Drilling Products at PDAC Convention


Montreal, March 6, 2014

Fordia, a provider of industry-leading global core drilling solutions and a preferred supplier for drillers, will exhibit several new products and drilling solutions at the upcoming Prospecters & Developers Association of Canada’s annual convention in Toronto, Ontario, from March 2-5. The convention is one of the largest of its kind, attracting exhibitors from all over the world, and is a must-attend event for anyone in the resource industry.

Attendees are invited to visit Fordia’s exhibitor booth (#322) to learn more about these new products, which help increase drilling efficiency and performance.

HERO 7 & 9 Abrasive - Fordia

The new products include the HEROTM abrasive series, the Primo 6 core bit, and six types of South African wedges.

The HEROTM Abrasive Series is an excellent solution for drilling in hard grounds. This series offers two matrices: a versatile option for medium to very hard abrasive grounds and a high-performing matrix for hard to very hard abrasive grounds. Both products are excellent additions to the HEROTM product line and offer exceptional performance in difficult drilling conditions.

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The versatile Primo 6 core bit is designed for soft to medium-hard ground and is the perfect solution for beginning a new drill hole or for drilling into ground with unknown properties. The Primo 6 comes in a 12 mm standard diamond height. This new product with good penetration rates has an excellent price-to-performance ratio and makes an ideal starting matrix for evaluating ground.

The third new product line to be shown at the PDAC convention is a series of six South African wedges. The South African wireline wedge shearing assembly allows for non-directional deflation and continuous drilling past the wedge without the hassle of pulling the rods to retrieve the wedge dropper.

Fordia is excited to introduce these new products to the industry and proud to include them among their comprehensive line of core drilling products and services. The products complement Fordia’s outstanding technical services and technicians who help customers choose the best drilling solutions for their projects. These new products demonstrate Fordia’s ongoing commitment to its customers and solidify its reputation as a preferred provider of global core drilling solutions.

Fordia is also pleased to host a VIP cocktail event for its existing customers at its exhibition booth on Tuesday March 4 from 4pm to 5:30 pm.

The PDAC convention will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 2-5, 2014.

About Fordia

Fordia offers comprehensive drilling solutions with its complete line of diamond tools, equipment and accessories designed for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. The company is a world leader in its field and offers high quality products that meet the specific needs of drilling companies while providing outstanding customer service and technical support.

Fordia has a culture of continuous improvement based on a series of core values including respect, communication, innovation, excellence, teamwork and responsible wealth creation.

Fordia has 200 employees in Canada and around the world. The company has offices on every continent and distributors in more than 25 countries. For more information about the company, please visit



Julie Massé
Director, Marketing and Communications (interim)
Tél. : 514 336-9211