SRM Concrete banks R.W. Sidley assets, Cheboygan Cement and Tri-County Stone

Tennessee-based SRM Concrete wrapped up another banner year of growth in 2023 with a significant extension of its Ohio market footprint, acquiring one block and 11 ready mixed plants, plus two aggregate docks, from R.W. Sidley Inc., based in Painesville. Concurrently, SRM announced an Elyria Concrete Inc. asset deal netting a ready mixed plant in Castalia, Ohio. The transactions position…

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Viola Ready Mix dedicates twin lane, 500 m3/hour workhorse

Source: CP staff Viola Ready Mix recently started production of the largest fixed concrete plant in Canada: A twin-lane operation whose two 5-cubic meter twin shaft mixers rapidly charge trucks in two cycles—central mixed or, in pass-through mode, transit mixed. The Markham, Ontario plant rounds out the producer’s Greater Toronto Market coverage, joining existing sites in North York and Brampton…

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Incident rate in ready mixed production remains at decade trough


From the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Just-released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 workplace injury and illness data show a ready mixed concrete industry incident rate of 3.9 in 2018, unchanged from the prior year. Over the past decade, the injury- or illness-rooted lost work time benchmark among producers has ranged from the 2017-18 lows to 6.3 in 2014.

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Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Materials’ Illinois sites

Sources: CP staff; Aggregate Industries (US), Bedford, Mass.; Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.

A definitive agreement with Aggregate Industries, centered on ready mixed production and fleet assets at 14 Meyer Material Co. sites, has netted Ozinga Bros. an expanded footprint across seven northern Illinois counties. Effective late last month, it transfers concrete plant operation and delivery to Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, while Aggregate Industries/Meyer maintains six aligned sand & gravel properties.

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U.S. Concrete closes two deals extending Ingram’s west Texas reach

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

One of two U.S. Concrete platform businesses in the Lone Star State, Ingram Concrete LLC has acquired the ready mixed production assets of T&S Ventures LLC, based in Sweetwater, Texas. The deal was announced five weeks after Ingram Concrete closed on the assets of Young Ready-Mix Inc., a single-plant, Brady, Texas operator.

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