Oldcastle APG fills market void, adds bagged product depth in US Mix deal

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff

Sakrete and Amerimix brand owner Oldcastle APG has acquired a third pillar in dry mix and related compounds, US Mix Co. The transaction fills a key production footprint gap; expands the APG network of aggregate and cementitious material packaging facilities to the thriving Denver, Colo., market; and, brings valuable materials science expertise plus US SPEC, another strong brand with department of transportation, engineer and specifier recognition.

“This is a significant acquisition that will allow us to better service our customers in this growing region with enhanced manufacturing capabilities of our Sakrete, Amerimix, and now US SPEC brands,” says Oldcastle APG President Tim Ortman. “From geography to product portfolio to brand power, APG and US Mix’s complementary strengths will help establish our positioning and strategic growth possibilities for long-term success in the packaged products category.”

US Mix operates a Denver flagship and Fontana, Calif., satellite. Founded in 1968, the business has been privately owned by the Peterson family for over 50 years. Its offerings align seamlessly with APG’s product portfolio and include bagged concrete, mortar and specialty cement mixes, plus liquid repair products. US Mix is currently a Sakrete and Amerimix licensee and, under the US SPEC banner, excels in ASTM standard-grade, engineered concrete or masonry products used in new construction and repair applications.

“As a family business, we strongly identify with APG’s commitment to family heritage and a local-first customer service mindset,” says US Mix CEO Bruce Peterson. “As longtime licensees of Sakrete and Amerimix, we stand behind the quality of APG’s products and look forward to the mutual success we will bring each other and the market.”