Dyno Nobel is one of the leading companies in the commercial explosives industry. The company provides blasting solutions and explosives products throughout North America and Australia. It operates more than 35 manufacturing plants, including initiation systems facilities in the United States, Australia and Mexico. The company makes over 1 million tons of ammonium nitrate annually. Dyno Nobel serves clients in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries. The company supports a range of construction applications, such as utility contracts and pipeline spreads through mining construction, road building and heavy civil contracts. Dyno Nobel was acquired by Incitec Pivot Limited in 2008.