Clyde Cos. elevates Hafen, Golding, Ritchie in leadership transition

Sources: Clyde Companies Inc., Orem, Utah The parent company of WW Clyde, Geneva Rock, Sunroc, Sunpro and Scott Contracting has announced three executive promotions within its Intermountain State construction materials and road building operations. Jeremy Hafen, who during a 16-year tenure has led Clyde Business Group, Sunroc Corp. and Sunroc Building Materials, has been appointed Clyde Companies president. He assumes…

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Washington prestressed plant ranks on Knife River capex commitments

Sources: MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff Under parent MDU Resources’ five-year, $3 billion capital investment plan, Knife River Corp. has budgeted for construction of a Spokane, Wash. prestressed concrete plant and Albany, Ore. employee training center, plus development of the Honey Creek Quarry in Burnet County, Texas.

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Libra Systems broadens Command Alkon aggregate, asphalt platform

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has announced a transaction under which Harleysville, Pa.-based Libra Systems Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary. Libra Systems brings the construction material information technology leader new plant automation, scale ticketing, and business integration solutions geared to aggregate, asphalt and concrete producers. 

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St. Louis-based Afinitas has promoted Matt Childs to vice president of Sales, Americas for the HawkeyePedershaab-BFS equipment and automation sales organization. He joined the company in 2017 as vice president of Sales, North America.

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Construction Materials deal raises distributor CSG’s Southeast stake

Sources: Construction Supply Group, Denver; CP staff

Construction Supply Group has closed on Montgomery, Ala.-based Construction Materials, a concrete contractor-centric wholesaler with seven Florida, four Alabama and two Texas branches, plus others in Jackson, Miss., Atlanta and Nashville. 

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Coalition maps Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator launch

Sources: Carbon Leadership Forum, Seattle; CP staff

In partnership with 30-plus architectural, engineering and construction entities, the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) has scheduled release of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, or EC3, with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 19-22 in Atlanta. The open source tool will equip architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce construction materials’ embodied carbon emissions.

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Concrete defies construction input price drop

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.

An Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (PPI) data indicates that construction input prices decreased 1.3 percent on both a monthly and year-over-year basis, the latter metric representing the first such occurrence in nearly three years.

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Command Alkon’s Ken Robinson, 1934-2019

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; The Birmingham News

Command Alkon has announced the late-April passing of co-founder and former executive chairman Kenneth G. Robinson II, honoring him as “an extraordinarily talented and accomplished entrepreneur” whose “belief in people being instrumental to the company’s success was recognized in his compassion for the business and its employees, together steering it through shared challenges and accomplishments.”

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Carmeuse tests vertical integration in Yager Materials deal

Sources: Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Pittsburgh; CP staff

Carmeuse Lime & Stone has acquired Owensboro, Ky.-based Yager Materials, whose operations span a Meade County quarry; an Ohio River sand & gravel dredging business; three aggregate yards; four ready mixed concrete and two asphalt plants; liquid asphalt terminal; grade and drain division; plus, marine barge construction and repair division.

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Transit Mix deal expands LafargeHolcim Front Range footprint

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has acquired the ready mixed and aggregates production assets of Transit Mix Concrete Co., a subsidiary of Continental Materials Corp., in a $27 million deal. Transit Mix has a payroll of 180-plus, serves the Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., markets, and reported adjusted 2017 revenues of $63 million. 

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