OMAHA, Neb., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI) has declared a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share payable on April 16, 2012 to shareholders of record on March 30, 2012. The dividend indicates an annual rate of 72.0 cents per share. Valmont is the global leader in designing and manufacturing poles, towers and structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication and utility markets, industrial access systems, highway safety barriers and a provider of protective coating services. Valmont also leads the world in mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural water resources. SOURCE Valmont Industries, Inc.