New Enterprise enters Pennsylvania capital market in Hempt Bros. deal

Sources: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., New Enterprise, Pa.; CP staff New Enterprise Stone & Lime has acquired all the outstanding stock of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Hempt Bros. Inc., which operates two ready mixed concrete, three aggregate and four hot mix asphalt plants, plus a heavy civil construction business. The facilities are ideally situated between the suitor’s Chambersburg and Allentown…

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Martin Ozinga III, 1950-2021

Sources: Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff Illinois’ Ozinga Bros. Inc. announced the sudden passing at home of Chairman Martin Ozinga III on the morning of April 26. “Dad was loved by many, including his family, his coworkers, customers and friends in the community. Please keep the Ozinga family in your thoughts and prayers,” said CEO Martin Ozinga IV,…

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U.S. Concrete adds northern California terminal, bulk storage site

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff U.S. Concrete has strengthened its West Region ready mixed operations through the acquisition of a cementitious materials terminal, bulk storage facility, and eight-acre parcel with access to the Port of Stockton, Calif. Port officials note that the previous owner, George Weinberger Properties, had leased the site to Boral Resources. 

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Spurlino Materials chief pens Business Bullseye guide for entrepreneurs

Sources: Amplify Publishing, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Former Ohio ready mixed producer Jim Spurlino has written Business Bullseye: Take Dead Aim and Achieve Great Success, a practical and effective guide for small- to medium-sized entities. Among the thousands of businesses launched each year, he observes, many fail at the hands of owners who lack the knowledge or focus needed to prosper. Business…

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Build with Strength Coalition underpins robust Habitat project schedule

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the NRMCA-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start in April on three two-bedroom projects, each of…

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United Materials veteran earns NRMCA Driver of the Year Award

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff William J. Youngers, based at VCNA United Materials’ Lancaster, N.Y. plant, is the NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. The award recognizes professionalism, driving competency, customer service skills, and a safety record with no at-fault-accidents nor on-the-job-accidents over a 23-year career. Younger has had no at-fault…

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Teamsters organize fifth Cemex ready mixed plant in SW Florida

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 79, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff Teamsters Local 79 has prevailed in an election to serve as bargaining agent for drivers at the Cemex Port Charlotte, Fla. ready mixed concrete plant—continuing an organizing streak from 2020 in during which the union secured representation at four plants the producer operates in Ft. Myers and Naples. 

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Argos USA, liability heir, cooperates in feds’ concrete price-fixing investigation

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division; CP staff Argos USA has entered a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) resolving a DOJ Antitrust Division charge of conspiring to fix prices, rig bids and allocate sales for ready mixed concrete in Savannah and neighboring markets under U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia jurisdiction. 

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Chaney digs deeper in Virginia with GreenRock Materials deal

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff Chaney Enterprises has acquired Richmond, Va.-based GreenRock Materials, spanning five ready mixed concrete plants in the state capital region, a three-plant portable production division, plus affiliated companies Mid-Atlantic Concrete Pumping, Stony Creek Sand & Gravel and NSL Transport.

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NRMCA recognizes Quality Awards recipients

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. NRMCA has named 20 members in the 2020 Excellence in Quality Awards program, which honors ready mixed concrete producers who have demonstrated that they follow and exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities—from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities and product quality control while maintaining a high…

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