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Sources: Federal Trade Commission; CP staff

The Federal Trade Commission, one of two Washington, D.C., agencies overseeing mergers, is responding to Presidential directives aimed at eliminating what Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen calls “wasteful, legacy regulations and processes that have outlived their usefulness.”

Sources: BMC Enterprises, Inc., St. Louis; CP staff

BMC Enterprises has added to its Missouri aggregates business through the opening of the BMC Stone quarry in High Hill; acquisition of a strategic interest in Base Rock Minerals, LLC, a limestone quarry in Bonne Terre; and, acquisition of Strack Stone Co., a limestone quarry located just north of Cape Girardeau. The latter will operate under the Base Rock Minerals name. 

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete has strengthened sand production and distribution capacity supporting its New York City ready mixed concrete operations by acquiring the assets of Quinton, N.J.-based Corbett Aggregates Cos.

Sources: HeidelbergCement Group, Germany; Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

HeidelbergCement anticipates a second quarter closing on a $150 million transaction adding the Pacific Northwest business of Cemex USA—seven quarries plus five ready mixed concrete and two asphalt plants—to Cadman Materials Inc. The latter is part of HeidelbergCement’s North American business, Lehigh Hanson, and a major ready mixed concrete and aggregates supplier in the Seattle market.

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff 

A Pennsylvania coal mine was the backdrop for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement of an agency agenda true to Trump administration objectives. “Back-to-Basics means returning EPA to its core mission: protecting the environment by engaging with state, local, and tribal partners to create sensible regulations that enhance economic growth,” he affirmed.