Oldcastle, Cemstone veteran pens consummate RM dispatch playbook

Source: CP staff Customer loyalty and profitability in a typical ready mixed concrete operation can turn on the performance of a small team with outsized influence on human capital and physical asset utilization, according to the just-published Making It Happen – Achieving Excellence in RMC Transportation & Customer Service. Author Jack Delperdang addresses a void in industry references for building an…

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Oldcastle, Cemstone veteran pens definitive dispatch/customer service playbook

Success in a typical ready mixed concrete operation can turn on the performance of a small team with outsized influence on human capital and physical asset utilization, as well as customer loyalty and profitability. In Making It Happen – Achieving Excellence in RMC Transportation & Customer Service, Jack Delperdang seeks to fill a void in industry references for building an…

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One-time estimator intern Lemon succeeds Graniterock chief Squeri

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff Peter Lemon has taken the helm of northern California’s top independent aggregates, ready mixed concrete and road building operator. He replaces Graniterock President and CEO Tom Squeri, who has led the producer and contractor since 2012 and remains a director. “I am honored to continue build[ing] on our achievements of the past 123 years,”…

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Heidelberg Materials picks up where Lehigh Hanson left off

Sources: Heidelberg Materials, Irving, Texas; CP staff Consistent with a global rebranding its German parent company announced last fall, Lehigh Hanson Inc. enters 2023 as Heidelberg Materials, a new identity for the cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete producer’s corporate office and core Lehigh Cement and Hanson Aggregates businesses. A majority of the company’s other subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada…

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Producers – November 2022

Lehigh Hanson Inc. has acquired JEV Recycling Inc., which runs a major concrete and asphalt materials facility in Woodinville, Wash. The deal times with the addition of a similar operation in Redmond, Wash. at Cadman Inc., Lehigh Hanson’s Pacific Northwest franchise and a key Seattle market ready mixed and aggregates player. The new facility processes slab or structural rubble into…

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PRODUCERS – June 2022

Holcim Ltd. 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…

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What’s in a Name?

A ready mixed concrete truck is more than a “truck.” It’s a mobile manufacturing environment. William Shakespeare might be tempted to say a truck by any other name is still a truck, but in the ready mixed concrete industry, a mixer truck is really a mobile manufacturing environment, or MME. Let’s take a few moments to “smell the roses.” One…

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CarbonCure carbon credit purchase agreement: $30 million over 10 years

Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has signed a pioneering carbon credit purchase agreement underpinned by the company’s process of mineralizing and storing carbon dioxide in ready mixed or manufactured concrete. Valued at $30 million over a 10-year window, it entails majority and minority funding partners, Invert Inc. of Calgary and Ripple Inc. of Ottawa, providing up front capital in exchange for…

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Lifting to accolades

Design-build specialist Keystone Construction Company has received the St. Louis Concrete Council’s 2021 Quality Concrete Award for work at The Factory entertainment venue in Chesterfield, Mo. The 52,000-sq.-ft., tilt-up building is the first performance venue to be built from the ground up in the region in over 20 years.  The venue was constructed using more than 50,000 square feet of…

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OSHA rules on fatality involving powered mixer drum work

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff OSHA has proposed $43,500 in penalties after determining that a Northeast ready mixed concrete producer could have prevented a worker from suffering fatal injuries during an October 2021 mixer truck repair. As the worker attempted to secure a fabricated plate near the discharge chute, the mixer drum began to turn and the…

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