POWER OF ATTORNEY
The undersigned Directors of Valmont Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation, hereby constitute and appoint
Mogens C. Bay as attorney-in-fact in their name, place and stead to execute Valmont's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 1996, together with any and all subsequent amendments thereof in
their capacity as Chairman of the Board and hereby ratify all that said attorney-in-fact may do by virtue thereof.
DATED this 26th day of February, 1997.
/s/Robert B.Daugherty /s/John E. Jones
Robert B. Daugherty, Director John E. Jones, Director
/s/Charles M. Harper /s/Thomas F. Madison
Charles M. Harper, Director Thomas F. Madison, Director
/s/Allen F. Jacobson /s/Walter Scott, Jr.
Allen F. Jacobson, Director Walter Scott, Jr., Director
/s/Lloyd P. Johnson /s/Kenneth E. Stinson
Lloyd P. Johnson, Director Kenneth E. Stinson, Director
/s/Robert G. Wallace
Robert G. Wallace, Director
This schedule contains summary financial information extracted from SEC Form 10-K and is qualified in its entirety by reference
to such financial statements. Exhibit 27
FISCAL YEAR END
DEC 28 1996
DEC 28 1996
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
The Board of Directors
Valmont Industries, I