Haarup NA taps Sherman-Dixie Concrete veteran; expands parts and service

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After 16 years with Tennessee-based Sherman-Dixie Concrete Industries—recently acquired by Forterra Building Products—John Higgins has joined Haarup North America as sales manager. The Portland, Ore., concrete plant equipment specialist credits his experience in precast machinery and plant design or retrofit, plus service from a National Precast Concrete Association board term.

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Sherman-Dixie deal shores up Forterra Building Products’ Southeast footprint

Sources: Forterra Building Products, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Forterra Building Products has acquired one of the largest independents remaining in pipe and precast: Sherman-Dixie Concrete Industries, operating eight plants in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Indiana. It is the second major deal Forterra Building Products has closed since its early-2015 spinoff from Heidelberg Cement—following by four months the acquisition of Minnesota-based Cretex Concrete Products, with 17 pipe, precast and prestressed plants across the upper Midwest.

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