Holcim extends Louisiana presence with Cajun Ready Mix deal

Sources: Holcim Ltd., Zug, Switzerland; CP staff

Holcim has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, which leads the Baton Rouge, La. market with eight plants and 51-mixer truck fleet. The business is strategic to Lafarge ready mixed operations in New Orleans and becomes the latest bolt-on under Holcim’s Aggregates & Construction Materials U.S. umbrella.

“This acquisition expands our footprint in the dynamic Baton Rouge market, confirming our focus on growth in North America,” says Holcim Region Head, North America Toufic Tabbara. “Cajun’s commitment to innovation, service and quality, along with its industry relationships and engineering capabilities, are an ideal addition to our business. We’re excited to work with the Cajun team to build further partnerships across this highly attractive growth region.”

Cajun was founded in 2014 by Ryan Heck, a third-generation ready mixed concrete owner-operator in the greater Baton Rouge area. Holcim credits the company with providing “top-of-the-line concrete and customer service to residential, commercial, and industrial partners” and offering “an impeccable safety rating, while delivering an exceptional product.”

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