Global water treatment operator acquires Alar Engineering

Sources: Ovivo Inc., Montreal; CP staff Water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems specialist Ovivo Inc. has closed on the Mokena, Ill.-based Alar Engineering Corp., Alar Chemical Sales Inc. and Alar Leasing Inc. businesses. They manufacture treatment and clarification systems for industrial applications, including concrete production process water and cement slurry; provide pre-treatment and filter aid chemical products; and,…

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Chaney digs deeper in Virginia with GreenRock Materials deal

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff Chaney Enterprises has acquired Richmond, Va.-based GreenRock Materials, spanning five ready mixed concrete plants in the state capital region, a three-plant portable production division, plus affiliated companies Mid-Atlantic Concrete Pumping, Stony Creek Sand & Gravel and NSL Transport.

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Command Alkon extends telematics solution with Trimble CL deal

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Trimble Construction Logistics business, whose technology equips ready mixed concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule and route their mixer and dump truck fleets. Trimble CL hardware and software afford automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring and diagnostics, as…

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BMH Systems arrives in Astec portfolio, alongside Con-E-Co, Rexcon

Source: Astec Industries, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Astec Industries has acquired Montreal-based BMH Systems, Inc., a concrete plant equipment manufacturer best known for the RollMaster reversing mixer drum. BMH product integration, Astec officials note, provides a comprehensive concrete plant offering in North America, enhances engineering expertise, creates cost synergy opportunities, and delivers a strong platform for Canadian market development.

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Con-E-Co joins Rexcon under Astec umbrella

Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff

Astec Industries has closed on Blair, Neb.-based Concrete Equipment Co., adding the mainstay batch plant manufacturer to an Infrastructure Solutions group portfolio that includes peer operator Rexcon LLC. The business was acquired from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., where Con-E-Co had served since 2005 as a plant equipment companion to namesake and McNeilus front and rear discharge mixer truck offerings.

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Commercial Metals ties up AZZ galvanized rebar business

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Dallas; AZZ Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas; CP staff

Major concrete reinforcing steel producer and distributor Commercial Metals Co. has closed on AZZ Inc. assets associated with Galvabar, a proprietary galvanized rebar with zinc alloy coating that provides advanced corrosion protection and post-fabrication formability. 

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Michigan deal sustains Groundworks’ national foundation brand pursuit

Sources: Groundworks Companies, Virginia Beach, Va.; CP staff

The largest privately owned foundation services operator has closed on Foundation Systems of Michigan, bringing the Groundworks Companies’ footprint to 24 states, 2,000 employees and annual revenues upward of $500 million. The transaction is the suitor’s 16th in four years and marks the latest step toward creating the first national brand in concrete lifting, foundation or crawl space repair, and basement waterproofing services.

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Sunrock ventures north in St Marys/VCNA quarry deal

Sources: Sunrock Group, Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

North Carolina’s Sunrock Group, a key independent ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt producer, has chartered a satellite entity with the acquisition of an Ontario quarry from Votorantim Cimentos’ North American flagship business, St Marys Cement/Canada Building Materials. The Burnt River site encompasses 1,400 acres of high quality aggregate reserves and will operate under Sunrock Canada Construction Materials. 

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Software, tech-wise investor to acquire Command Alkon

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; Thoma Bravo, San Francisco; CP staff

Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm focused on software and technology-enabled services sectors, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire heavy building materials IT leader Command Alkon from New York-based Quilvest Capital Partners. The ownership transition stands to speed execution of a strategy to integrate inter-company supply chain operations in heavy construction via Connex, a many-to-many technology platform rolled out in 2019.

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Strand-Tech asset deal builds Insteel footprint in prestressed

Source: Insteel Industries Inc., Mount Airy, N.C.

Insteel Wire Products Co. has acquired the assets of Strand-Tech Manufacturing Inc. Management plans to close the company’s Summerville, S.C., operation by the end of third quarter, then shift its prestressed concrete strand production equipment to existing Insteel fabrication shops in Florida, Tennessee and Texas. 

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