Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; CP staff
Results from the first financial reporting period to follow the Martin Marietta–Texas Industries Inc. merger, consummated July 1, underscore the potential that three strategic cement and 100-plus ready mixed operations afford the industry’s second largest aggregate producer. Martin Marietta reports third quarter sales of $918 million, existing or heritage businesses accounting for $644 million—a 7.3 percent gain over 2013 Q3 figures.
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. and Texas Industries, Inc. announced in late January their boards’ unanimous approval of a definitive merger agreement under which Martin Marietta will acquire all outstanding shares of TXI common stock in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Based at existing Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and operating under the Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. banner, the combined entity will create a market-leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, with low-cost, vertically integrated aggregate and targeted cement operations.