Layne Christensen Announces Agreement with Boart Longyear to Distribute their TruCore™ Core Orientation Technology for Mining Exploration

IDS to Distribute TruCore™ Core Orientation System


THE WOODLANDS, Texas, August 7, 2017 -- Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") today announced that International Directional Services (“IDS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Layne  has entered into an agreement with Boart Longyear to distribute their TruCore™ electronic core orientation system.


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The agreement makes IDS the largest and most diversified distributor of downhole core orientation technology in the United States.  TruCore™ is now available on a rental basis from IDS starting immediately. This is a very positive development for the mining industry as customers will now have an even greater selection of tools and brands from a single source that is well-positioned to provide excellent service and geographic coverage.


Jason Smith, General Manager at IDS, commented, "We are pleased to partner with Boart Longyear to offer our customers increased flexibility and broader options when selecting core orientation instruments.  With this new alliance, IDS will be in an enhanced position to supply its customers and the mining/drilling industries with some of the most innovative and advanced technology available to collect borehole information.


Michael Ravella, P.G., Director of Geological Data Services, added, “Over the past 127 years, Boart Longyear has continuously delivered innovative solutions for the drilling industry and TruCore is no exception. We’ve conducted extensive testing to ensure TruCore provides accurate data, is easy to use in both underground or surface mining, and enhances safety with less manual handling.”

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About Boart Longyear

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.


The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, down-hole instrumentation and parts and services.


Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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