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EPA enlists cement, concrete, construction interests in partnership premier

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

The EPA has designated cement and concrete, construction, and iron and steel among 13 regulated industries chartering Smart Sectors, a partnership program whose collaborative approach, agency officials contend, provides an opportunity to pinpoint more forward-thinking ways to protect the environment.

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Eastern Concrete, Cemex, Maschmeyer pros top Mixer Driver Championship

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

Eastern Concrete Materials veteran Ed Rieper took the 2017 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged October 1-2 in Grapevine, Texas, during the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference. The first place finish earned the Saddle Brook, N.J., driver a $2,500 check from the NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, and adds to his 2016 National Mixer Driver Championship fifth-place and 2015 NRMCA Driver of the Year honors.

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U.S. Concrete enters Philadelphia market through Action Supply

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

U.S. Concrete has arrived in one of the few major U.S. cities lacking a ready mixed producer from the industry’s upper ranks, acquiring the assets of Philadelphia’s Action Supply Co. A primary source of high-performance concrete for commercial and public works projects, the producer offers vertical integration potential with Corbett Aggregates Companies, a Quinton, N.J., sand producer U.S. Concrete acquired earlier this year.

"This acquisition continues our strategy of finding great businesses in new markets with future bolt-on and consolidation opportunities. The Philadelphia metro market is mature and stable, with many of the same attributes in our other successful markets,” says U.S. Concrete CEO William Sandbrook. “Action's ability to meet demanding specifications in difficult operating environments fits [our] model."

For 58 years, he adds, Action Supply has been known for service and innovation in concrete delivery. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-approved producer counts among its Philadelphia order log the Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, FMC Tower and South Street Bridge replacement projects.

 

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Sources: Astec Industries Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff

Astec has acquired the assets of concrete batch plant manufacturer RexCon LLC, Burlington, Wis., in a $26 million cash transaction. A key player in central mixed equipment, RexCon becomes a sister operation of Albuquerque, N.M.-based CEI Enterprises, which has built a transit mixed equipment line under the Fusion banner.

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Schwing America adds telescopic conveyor models in Loop Belt deal

Sources: Schwing America, St. Paul, Minn.; CP staff

Schwing America has closed on the assets of truck-mounted, telescopic conveyor manufacturer Loop Belt Industries. The acquisition includes intellectual property, patents, copyrights and trademarks surrounding a product line anchored by 33- and 40-meter truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, plus a 40-meter tractor trailer mounted model.

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