Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Materials’ Illinois sites

Sources: CP staff; Aggregate Industries (US), Bedford, Mass.; Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.

A definitive agreement with Aggregate Industries, centered on ready mixed production and fleet assets at 14 Meyer Material Co. sites, has netted Ozinga Bros. an expanded footprint across seven northern Illinois counties. Effective late last month, it transfers concrete plant operation and delivery to Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, while Aggregate Industries/Meyer maintains six aligned sand & gravel properties.

The Meyer ready mixed plants have limited overlap with about one-third of the 21 sites comprising Ozinga RMC’s flagship business serving Chicago and Cook County, plus towns or counties primarily to the south or west. The Meyer fleet has been partially integrated with Ozinga RMC’s central dispatch office, adjacent to Mokena, Ill., headquarters. Dispatchers in the south suburban Chicago office now handle upwards of 500 mixers in northern Illinois and Indiana, the latter home to 11 additional Ozinga RMC plants.

Holcim (US) Inc. acquired Des Plaines, Ill.-based Meyer Material in 2006, placing the operator’s Illinois, Milwaukee and southern Wisconsin properties under the Aggregate Industries Midwest Region. Holcim (US) and Holcim (Canada) have access to northern Illinois and Indiana cement customers via Missouri and Ontario plants, plus a grinding mill on Chicago’s far south side.