First Lady’s Texas conservation group recognizes Cemex USA

Cemex USA has been named a Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) honoree for the fifth consecutive year. A conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, TxN recognized the cement, aggregate and concrete giant in an official ranking of the best 2023 conservation and sustainability work from Texas businesses.  Cemex is a long-standing advocate for land conservation and…

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Holcim capitalizes on solar power for District of Columbia ready mixed plant

New solar panels at the Holcim US Fort Totten ready mixed plant will ease the Washington, D.C. industrial power load and advance the Chicago-based producer’s goal of running all concrete, cement and aggregate sites with renewable energy by 2030. The installation includes cementitious material silo rooftop and carport solar modules, combining to generate 1,300-1,500 MWh per year of green energy.…

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Holcim, Martin Marietta veteran Allen named Terra CO2 COO

Sources: Terra CO2 Technology, Golden, Colo.; CP staff Supplementary cementitious material process developer Terra CO2 Technology has appointed Chance Allen as chief operating officer, ahead of an early-2024 groundbreaking on a charter production facility for the company’s flagship offering, OPUS SCM. Allen arrives after a nearly four-year tour as HolcimUS regional head, Western United States and 20-plus years in Martin…

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TXI, heritage business performance deepen Wall Street confidence in Martin Marietta

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Year-over-year sales and profit gains, bolstered by core aggregate operations’ higher shipments and pricing conditions, plus better than anticipated Texas Industries merger results, have Martin Marietta enjoying investor confidence approximating pre-recession levels.

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Vulcan Materials expedites Lafarge exit from New Mexico

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Lafarge North America has sold five ready mixed concrete, three asphalt and three  aggregate operations serving the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, N.M., markets. The integrated properties comprise one of six third-quarter acquisitions through which Vulcan Materials invested nearly $320 million emanating from the sale of Florida concrete and cement production assets earlier this year.

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Honolulu developer acquires Ameron Hawaii concrete, aggregate businesses

Sources: Pacific Business News; The Mills Group, Honolulu; NOV Ameron, Honolulu; CP staff

Closing a July 1 deal with Houston-based National Oilwell Varco, Mills Group has added to its real estate development and investment business Ameron Hawaii’s Oahu and Maui ready mixed, precast and aggregate operations.

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