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

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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.

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Oldcastle APG shores up Pacific NW footprint with Abbotsford Concrete

The acquisition of British Columbia-based Abbotsford Concrete Products will expand Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG’s hardscape unit offerings and manufacturing capabilities in its western Canada region. Founded in 1989 by Clifford Leach, Abbotsford Concrete has established itself as a hardscapes leader under the direction of sons Chris and Bob Leach. The producer has strong dealer relationships, exceptional quality assurance, innovative engineering, and a proven operational focus, Oldcastle APG affirms. In addition to a market-leading hardscapes brand, the deal brings two top tier paver, slab and segmental retaining wall production facilities.

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Oldcastle APG integrates drainage function in stone veneer panels

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Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG has unveiled the Beonstone collection of attached veneers as a system of versatile, durable and easy-to-install panels available in four popular natural stone aesthetics and six colors. Delivering the same thickness and rich look of natural stone, the producer notes, the collection is an easy, cost-effective way to achieve a high-end stone finish.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2019

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With 30-plus ready mixed plants in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, Jackson, Miss.-based Delta Industries has outlined a transition plan for retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Robison, naming as his successor Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Evans, Jr. Robison has been with Delta for 47 years, 25 at the helm, and chaired the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in 2012. Evans has held his present roles for 25 years as well; his responsibilities are being split with the appointment of Lance Bonner as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Lester Howell as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

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Oldcastle APG/Jewell bagging plant raises bar for safety, productivity

Sources: Oldcastle Inc. Atlanta; CP staff

Jewell, an Oldcastle APG company serving Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, anticipates start up by year’s end of a Burnet, Texas, packaging plant for concrete or mortar mixes and companion materials. Serving central Texas markets, the 23,000-sq.-ft. facility is located on 15 acres, complete with quarry. It joins Jewell operations in Hurst, Katy, Rosenberg and Waco, Texas, plus seven distribution facilities near Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston.

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PRODUCERS – MARCH 2017

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Brenda Harris has joined the Oldcastle APG management team with direct line responsibility to grow masonry cladding market share. With more than 30 years in hardscape and masonry markets, she will take a leadership role with several new product lines, such as the Echelon Masonry Veneers’ new Be.On Stone, a mechanically fastened (anchored) product proven to enhance a building’s moisture deflection properties; improve labor efficiencies; reduce jobsite waste; and, equal to installation in virtually any adverse climate.

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