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Summit Materials enters lightweight aggregate through Buildex

Sources: Summit Materials Inc., Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials recently closed on Buildex Inc., Ottawa, Kan.-based proprietor of the Haydite brand of expanded shale lightweight aggregate. One of four businesses added during second quarter transactions totaling $75 million, Buildex spans two plants and 750,000 cubic yards’ capacity, and is strategic to sister cement, ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt operations in Great Plains and Intermountain states. Companion June-July deals brought Summit quarry and asphalt production assets in Olathe, Kan., plus Virginia and Texas aggregates producers Buckingham Slate and XIT. 

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Oldcastle Precast rebranding frames bigger public works picture

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta; CP staff

The Oldcastle Inc. business unit that helped propel Dublin-based CRH Plc into a North American concrete, aggregates and cement powerhouse over the past four decades has a new name. 

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Precision-Hayes deploys IoT to expedite post-tensioning data relay

Sources: Precision-Hayes International, Seagoville, Texas; CP staff

Precision-Hayes plans to commercialize technology that will provide architects, engineers or other project stakeholders with real-time tendon elongation and force readings from post-tensioning (P-T) operations. Initial market development will focus on unbonded, monostrand tendons typical in elevated, cast-in-place concrete slabs and parking structures.

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Arizona concrete masonry producers institute 2¢/block check off

Sources: Arizona Masonry Guild Inc., Phoenix; CP staff

Seven of the nine concrete masonry producers serving Arizona have begun voluntary participation in a program funding education, promotion, workforce development, advocacy and building code activities—all geared to increasing block demand. The check off program entails a 2-cent per block collection and is administered under strict confidence by a third party, fully independent of the Arizona Masonry Guild.

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Eagle Materials elevates COO Haack to number two post

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; CP staff

Michael Haack has been named president of cement, aggregate, ready mixed concrete and wallboard producer Eagle Materials, and will maintain the chief operating officer title he has held since 2014. 

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