Argos, CRH, Holcim pave path to Titan America Wall Street listing

Brussels-based Titan Cement International S.A. has informed investors of an initial public offering of shares in Titan America, which reported $1.6 billion in 2023 cement, supplementary cementitious material, aggregate and ready mixed concrete sales across coastal Mid-Atlantic and Southeast operations. With a projected early-2025 completion on a Wall Street exchange, the IPO would span a sizable stake in Norfolk, Va.-based…

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bauma 2025 organizers open Innovation Awards call for entries

Source: VDMA and Messe München, Munich bauma organizers are accepting Climate Protection, Digitalization, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Research category entries through August 23 for an award program timed with the April 2025 installment of their global concrete, aggregate, construction and mining trade fair in Munich. The program is open to equipment, machinery, material and technology innovations that have premiered commercially…

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Inform AI-powered transport planning software drives fleet savings

Amid strong market conditions, cement, aggregate and concrete producers face logistics challenges ranging from unpredictable supply chain disruptions and driver shortages to new sustainability mandates for reducing carbon emissions in product transport and common variants. The latter include narrow delivery time windows, ad-hoc orders, and last minute cancellations. Then there is the matter of manual or spreadsheet-based planning processes, which…

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Arcosa Utility Structures to add Ameron Pole Products

Sources: Arcosa Inc., Dallas; CP staff  Aggregate, barge and utility structures producer Arcosa Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ameron Pole Products LLC from Houston-based NOV Inc. The $180 million cash deal involves four Alabama, California and Oklahoma operations offering prestressed concrete or steel poles for a broad range of infrastructure applications, including lighting, traffic, electric distribution, and…

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BMC Enterprises becomes U.S. gateway for U.K. operator Breedon

Sources: Breedon Group Plc, Derby, United Kingdom; CP staff London Stock Exchange-traded aggregate, cement, concrete and masonry producer Breedon Group plans an early-March closing of a $300 million deal for St. Louis-based BMC Enterprises Inc. The transaction affords the suitor a North American market platform with 44 ready mixed concrete and five precast plants, plus five crushed stone and seven…

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Instrumental Workhorse

The past decade’s top two mergers in North American cement, aggregate and concrete—Lafarge Group + Holcim Ltd. and HeidelbergCement AG + Italcementi S.p.A.—have spurred realignment of markets up the Atlantic Seaboard, across the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi. Of all the markets those deals and their asset divestitures impacted, none stands out quite like Toronto, where a case study…

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Meet the Women in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology

October is Careers in Construction Month, and an excellent opportunity to build your workforce by introducing women to the concrete industry (and concrete tech jobs). Hedy Lamarr, best known as a beautiful actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, was a brilliant thinker. She co-invented a frequency-hopping system used to prevent Axis powers from jamming torpedoes during World War II, which later…

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Producers – July 2023

Vulcan Materials Co. was named as one of the top 200 Best Companies to Work For by U.S. News and World Report, concurrent with the producer’s inclusion in the 2023 Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies. When compiling the former list, U.S. News editors factor quality of pay and benefits; work/life balance and flexibility; job and company stability; physical and…

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KNF rings in post-MDU era to New York Stock Exchange cheers

“Our team is well-established and prepared to be on our own as a pure-play construction materials and contracting services company,” said CEO Brian Gray, speaking on behalf of nearly 6,000 Knife River aggregate, concrete, asphalt and construction professionals. “We are focused on building America’s infrastructure and delivering long-term value for our shareholders.” “Completing the spinoff of Knife River brings us…

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Knife River marks MDU split with ringing of NYSE Opening Bell

Sources: Knife River Corp., Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff Knife River Corp. has successfully completed a spinoff from longtime parent company, MDU Resources Group Inc., and announced a new name to replace an interim identity, Knife River Holding Co., adopted for a 10-month separation process. Against a backdrop of signature orange and KNF trading symbol, Knife River officials assembled above the…

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