Integration Success

A visit with 2024 Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association Chair Sam Hoehner   Two years out from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association unification, the successor organization’s board chair sees a groundswell of indicators favoring members, allied interests and architectural, engineering and construction parties, concluding, “I can’t think of a better time to be a part…

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Province Recharge

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, underscored a commitment to its Permacon business in Canada with the November 2023 dedication of a new hardscape production line in Anjou, Quebec. The advanced paver, slab and segmental retaining wall operation is built in an existing enclosure across from a twin-machine line whose decades of output supported the Quebec and Ontario hardscape market leader.…

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Belgard adds texture to national catalog with Papyrus pavers

Belgard, the leader in outdoor living essentials made of concrete, metal or composite materials, has announced nationwide availability of is newest paver texture. Papyrus is the latest concrete paver addition to the Artisan Collection, which offers new and unique textures designed for elegant, contemporary outdoor living. Reminiscent of handmade textiles or dried earth, Papyrus embodies the spirit of biophilic design,…

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Producers – February 2024

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, recently closed on the Nampa, Idaho facility of Waupaca Northwoods LLC, a Wisconsin-based producer of soils, barks, mulches and decorative stone. The deal marks a Western states entry for the Oldcastle APG Lawn & Garden business, expanding the producer’s landscape materials portfolio across North America. Notes President Tim Ortman, “The addition of the Nampa facility’s…

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Oldcastle APG strengthens position in Canada with major Permacon investment

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, has reopened its Permacon hardscape unit facility in Anjou, Quebec, following extensive renovation and implementation of the latest paver technology, including new MASA machinery to improve capacity, product reliability and inventory availability. “The upgrades will create more opportunities for Permacon to provide the highest quality outdoor living solutions to…

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Oldcastle APG adds CertainTeed outdoor living product lines

Sources: Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, Atlanta; CP staff Oldcastle APG has acquired the fencing, railing and decking assets of CertainTeed, including Buffalo, N.Y. and Orem, Utah production facilities and the upmarket vinyl or composite Bufftech (dealer) and SimTek (retailer) brands. Integration of the premier product lines, specialized manufacturing capabilities, and geographical positions will strengthen Oldcastle APG’s proficiency in the…

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Oldcastle APG outdoor living program adds sand, soil packaging assets

Oldcastle APG has extended its outdoor living market footprint and production capabilities by acquiring the packaging operations of Sterling Sand LLC, West Columbia, S.C., and soil business of Soil Mender Products, Tulia, Texas.  With one North Carolina and three South Carolina facilities, Sterling Sand is a leading regional processor and distributor of specialty sands for construction, recreation, industrial and other…

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Oldcastle APG adds Sterling Sand, Soil Mender operations

Sources: Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, Atlanta; CP staff Oldcastle APG has extended its outdoor living market footprint and production capabilities by acquiring the packaging operations of Sterling Sand LLC, West Columbia, S.C., and soil business of Soil Mender Products, Tulia, Texas.   With one North Carolina and three South Carolina facilities, Sterling Sand is a leading regional processor and distributor…

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PRODUCERS – August 202

Vulcan Materials Co. has elected Lydia Kennard to its 12-member Board of Directors, where she will serve on the Audit and Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs committees. She is chief executive officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of construction management services for public infrastructure projects, and Quality Engineering Solutions, a full-service pavement engineering and construction inspection firm. Kennard also…

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Oldcastle APG: Home to Barrette Outdoor Living

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff Oldcastle APG has acquired Ohio-based Barrette Outdoor Living, consummating an agreement that CRH Plc announced last month, but prior to the Dublin parent company formally designating where the fencing, railing and accent business would reside in the North American management structure. Barrette Outdoor Living operates 10 manufacturing facilities and four distribution sites across the…

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