Oldcastle Architectural solidifies Carolinas stake in seven-plant Cemex deal

Sources: Oldcastle Architectural, Atlanta; CP staff

Already a key Oldcastle Architectural business, Adams Products Co. has significantly expanded its eastern Carolinas footprint to the west, assimilating masonry and materials assets from a familiar source.

Oldcastle Architectural recently closed on Cemex Construction Materials Atlantic block, paver and building material sites in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Hickory and Franklin, N.C., plus Anderson, Greenville and Holly Hill, S.C. It will continue operating Cemex’s Spartanburg, S.C., block plant, while bringing the acquired production and distribution assets under Adams Products, which has six plants and 10 sales locations across the eastern Carolinas.

Cemex inherited the former RMC Carolinas properties in its 2005 takeover of RMC Industries. Other Oldcastle Architectural or Oldcastle Materials deals have seen the sale of Florida and Arizona concrete masonry or ready mixed concrete plants accompanying RMC Industries or Rinker Materials Corp., which Cemex acquired in 2007.