Martin Marietta charts Pacific course in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Flush in investor confidence and financial leverage fueled by a stock price in record territory, Martin Marietta Materials will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with…

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Vulcan dives deep into ready mixed with U.S. Concrete deal

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff Vulcan Materials and U.S. Concrete have entered into a definitive merger agreement projected to close the second half of 2021. The former will acquire all U.S. Concrete common stock for $74 in cash, representing a total equity value of just under $1.3 billion. The agreement sets the stage for…

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Martin Marietta blazes Pacific trail in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Martin Marietta will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with combined annual capacity upward of…

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Lehigh Hanson aligns with supply chain-wise Building Transparency

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson is the newest pilot partner in Building Transparency, a Silicon Valley-backed nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools supporting broad and swift industry action on embodied carbon. The concrete, cement and aggregates giant aims to support advanced supply chain knowledge “for a better building future.” 

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Lehigh Redding mill to commercialize kiln exhaust-derived SCM production

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; Fortera Inc., Campbell, Calif.; CP staff Teaming with Silicon Valley material technology developer Fortera Inc., Lehigh Cement plans construction of a modestly scaled plant at its Redding, Calif. mill with an eye to transforming kiln exhaust into a supplementary cementitious material. The facility will mark the commercial debut of a proprietary recarbonation process in…

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ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2021

The Portland Cement Association has named 2020 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Awards recipients, each recognized for efforts in advancing industry programs and initiatives in three categories:

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Lehigh Cement grinds clinker, limestone and ash to High Sulphate blend

Sources: Lehigh Hanson, Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson is extending its recently launched, carbon-wise EcoCem portland limestone cement series with EcoCem PLUS, milled at the Edmonton plant and debuting in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Finished by inter-grinding cement clinker, fly ash, limestone and gypsum, the material outperforms traditional CSA Group-grade HS powder in resisting sulphate attack—common in the Prairie…

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Lehigh Hanson parent at home with Sustainably Managed Companies

HeidelbergCement AG of Germany ranks 37 among 100 Sustainably Managed Companies that the Wall Street Journal recognized in its mid-October edition. The concrete, aggregate and cement giant scores 73.2 overall on a list where such scores range from 78.8 (#1 Sony) to 71.1 (#100 International Paper). HeidelbergCement ranks in upper and lower quartiles in the list’s four categories: Environment (#8),…

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Knife River’s Leftwich leads Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association

Source: Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Round Rock

Josh Leftwich will join Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association in mid-June as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Perkins, who has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Communications for Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2019

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 2019 Excellence in Quality Awards recipients. The program recognizes producers that follow and exceed quality management principles guiding materials, production processes and delivered loads. Honored during the group’s ConcreteWorks conference last month in Florida were:

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