Summit bolts on six properties to three platforms

Source: Summit Materials, Washington, D.C.

Gearing up to be as active a U.S. construction materials deal maker in 2011 as it was in 2010, Summit Materials announced just prior to the July 4 holiday weekend the closing of deals to acquire six properties that would serve to establish a footprint in western Colorado and further strengthen the company’s aggregates positions in Missouri, Utah and its adjacent states.

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Carew Concrete chief to testify on proposed union election rule changes

Sources: Office of U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN); National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

By Don Marsh

John Carew, president of Concrete Concrete & Supply Co., is one of five industry representatives or federal labor policy experts scheduled to testify July 7 at a Capitol Hill hearing titled “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice.”

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