Knife River Prestress adds Oldcastle Spokane plant

Sources: MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff

MDU construction materials subsidiary Knife River Corp. has extended its Pacific Northwest precast/prestressed concrete production footprint, acquiring the assets of Oldcastle Infrastructure Spokane. The operation serves contractors and developers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, and complements an existing Knife River precast/prestressed plant in the latter state. 

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PRODUCERS – DECEMBER 2019

The board of AltusGroup, Inc., a collaboration of over two dozen precast concrete innovators, has announced the election of Hagen Harker, president of Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill., as its chairman. He will take over the position from High Concrete Group’s Dave Schneider and serve a two-year term, ending at the organization’s 2021 meeting. Rounding out the officer slate are Harry Gleich of Metromont Corp., re-elected as treasurer, and BASF’s Jason Pitcole, secretary.

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PRODUCERS – JULY 2019

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Karl Watson Jr. has moved from executive vice president and chief operating officer at Summit Materials, Denver, to chief executive officer and board member of Forterra Inc., a top concrete pipe and precast drainage structure producer based in Irving, Texas. Succeeding Jeff Bradley, he arrives with 30-plus years in management and executive roles at major heavy building materials operators and, Forterra notes, “a track record of effectively leading through numerous business cycles and improving financial results.”

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Oldcastle Infrastructure broadens Pacific NW base with Granite Precasting

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta

On the heels of similar bolt-on transactions involving Pacific Northwest operators Quality Concrete Products and Valley Precast, Oldcastle Infrastructure has acquired Granite Precasting & Concrete Inc., a Bellingham, Wash. producer of manholes, catch basins and storm water drainage components, plus structures serving energy and communications sectors.

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PRODUCERS – APRIL 2019

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Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta, has grown a market footprint established through one of its inaugural businesses, Utility Vault, by acquiring Quality Concrete Products of Mukilteo, Wash. The producer serves the greater Seattle market with manhole, catch basin and companion drainage structure offerings. They complement output from Oldcastle Infrastructure plants in Auburn and Spokane, Wash., and expand a customer base in the Puget Sound region, a key growth area.

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Oldcastle Infrastructure adds Seattle’s Quality Concrete

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Infrastructure has grown a market footprint established through one of its inaugural businesses, Utility Vault, by acquiring Quality Concrete Products of Mukilteo, Wash. The producer serves the greater Seattle market with manhole, catch basin and companion drainage structure offerings. They complement output from Oldcastle Infrastructure plants in Auburn and Spokane, Wash., and expand a customer base in the Puget Sound region, a key growth area.

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Oldcastle Infrastructure biofilter bests water pollution control metrics

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Atlanta-based Oldcastle Infrastructure has secured Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approval for the BioPod Biofilter System with StormMix Media, recognized for 50 percent total phosphorus removal efficiency—the highest available rating. The agency nod turned on Oldcastle Infrastructure field data plus General Use Level Designation from the state of Washington.

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PRODUCERS – DECEMBER 2018

Sunroc Corp., the flagship aggregates, ready mixed, masonry and construction services business of St. George, Utah-based Clyde Cos., has expanded its Northern Utah region, acquiring the assets of Tri-County Concrete. Based in Roosevelt, east of Salt Lake City, the company supplies construction aggregates and ready-mixed concrete to municipalities, contractors and do-it-yourself project customers in Utah’s Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett counties. Tri-County employees will continue in their current positions with Sunroc, led by Operations Manager Clint Gardner.

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Kiewit, CH2M veteran leads Oldcastle Infrastructure Regulatory group

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Infrastructure has designated a Regulatory Management group to support its Stormwater product line. Director of Engineering Jay Holtz, PE will transition in the same capacity to lead a team dedicated to enhancing the regulatory environment for treatment and storage solutions, and sustaining product line growth.

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