St. Louis-based BMC Enterprises will operate the former Ready Mix Concrete Inc. plants in Ste. Genevieve, Perryville, and Fredericktown, Mo., under a new entity RMC, LLC, after recently securing a strategic interest in the properties. The parent company of St. Louis ready mixed market leader Breckenridge Material Co. has appointed former principal Gaylon Light as RMC, LLC managing director, also retaining his business partner Terry Guethle.
They extend by perhaps 25 miles BMC Enterprises’ 50- to 75-mile market radius south of St. Louis. The transaction dovetails with major shifts in St. Louis and southern Missouri. In mid-2010, Summit Materials took a controlling interest in Continental Cement Co., shortly after a major capacity expansion—from 700,000 to 1.25 million-plus tons/year—at its Hannibal, Mo., mill. Last year also saw Holcim (US) Inc. formally start up a new cement flagship in Ste. Genevieve, with capacity upward of 4 million tons/year.