Source: Summit Materials, Washington, D.C.
Gearing up to be as active a U.S. construction materials deal maker in 2011 as it was in 2010, Summit Materials announced just prior to the July 4 holiday weekend the closing of deals to acquire six properties that would serve to establish a footprint in western Colorado and further strengthen the company’s aggregates positions in Missouri, Utah and its adjacent states.
Sources: Office of U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN); National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
By Don Marsh
John Carew, president of Concrete Concrete & Supply Co., is one of five industry representatives or federal labor policy experts scheduled to testify July 7 at a Capitol Hill hearing titled “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice.”
Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
Inaction by Congress and the White House on the federal debt ceiling could derail the fragile U.S. economic recovery, spurring a second recession and adversely impacting cement shipments, according to a recent PCA report.
Source: Portland Cement Association
The effective and efficient use of three performance management tools, already partially deployed in many states, could result in significant cost savings to state departments of transportation, according to research recently commissioned by PCA.
Source: Grace Construction Products, Cambridge, Mass.
Grace has closed on privately held De Neef Conchem Group, which supports global concrete protection and repair materials sales from U.S., Belgium (headquarters) and Spain production facilities.