MMC Materials’ Grogan leads 2018 NRMCA officer slate

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has elected Rodney Grogan, president of Ridgeland, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc., as 2018 Chairman, succeeding his Oldcastle Materials West counterpart Scott Parson. Joining Grogan on the slate of officers elected during the NRMCA annual convention earlier this month in Houston are Vice Chairman William Sandbrook, chief executive officer of Texas’ U.S. Concrete Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer John Carew, president of Wisconsin’s Carew Concrete & Supply Co.

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U.S. Concrete gears up for Andretti Autosport sponsorship

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

Driver Marco Andretti’s No. 98 Honda will bear the U.S. Concrete logo and colors as part of a sponsorship spanning six 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series races, starting April 15 with Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.) and continuing through Indianapolis (Grand Prix and Indy 500), Texas, Pocono and Sonoma.

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U.S. Concrete adds 11 Texas sites in Golden Spread RM deal

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

U.S. Concrete has significantly expanded its west Texas footprint, acquiring the assets of Amarillo-based Golden Spread Redi-Mix Inc. The deal includes 10 fixed plants; a five-plant portable division; an aggregates operation with deep reserves and close proximity to Amarillo; and, a dump and bulk tanker fleet serving the concrete sites.

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On Time RM, Cherokee Bridge assets join U.S. Concrete’s N.Y., Texas platforms

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

U.S. Concrete has acquired the assets of On Time Ready Mix Inc., which serves mid- to high-rise commercial and residential building segments in Queens, N.Y. The deal strengthens a market recovery platform currently served by USC-Kings, LLC, allowing the producer to more effectively compete for non-union projects.

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Polaris deal, Philadelphia market entry top of mind at U.S. Concrete

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Pending Polaris Materials Corp. shareholder votes this month, U.S. Concrete Inc. stands to secure a premium aggregates source to integrate with its 12-plant Central Concrete Supply Co. ready mixed business in northern California. The producer has bested a Vulcan Materials offer for Vancouver, B.C.-based Polaris, which distributes sand & gravel from a major Vancouver Island deposit through five San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles market sites.

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U.S. Concrete bolts on Harbor RM, A-1 assets to northern California platform

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

U.S. Concrete’s NorCal Materials Inc. subsidiary has closed on the assets of independent producers Harbor Ready-Mix and A-1 Materials Inc., which serve residential and commercial accounts in the Peninsula and South Bay areas of San Francisco. The deal brings two concrete batch plants and 23 mixer trucks, plus the assets of L.C. Frey Co., a landscape materials business tied to A-1.

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U.S. Concrete enters Philadelphia market through Action Supply

Sources: U.S. Concrete, Inc.; CP staff U.S. Concrete has arrived in one of the few major U.S. cities lacking a ready mixed producer from the industry’s upper ranks, acquiring the assets of Philadelphia’s Action Supply Co. A primary source of high-performance concrete for commercial and public works projects, the producer offers vertical integration potential with Corbett Aggregates Companies, a Quinton,…

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U.S. Concrete lands key aggregates assets, upping the Vulcan ante for Polaris

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

U.S. Concrete has secured a premium aggregates source to integrate with its 12-plant Central Concrete Supply Co. ready mixed business in northern California. The producer bested a Vulcan Materials offer for Vancouver, B.C.-based Polaris Materials Corp., which distributes sand & gravel from a major Vancouver Island deposit through five San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles market sites.

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U.S. Concrete burrows deeper into the Big Apple via Jenna, Kings deals

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Texas-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. continues a New York City market roll up, closing last month on asset transactions involving Jenna Concrete Corp., Bronx, and Kings Ready Mix, Brooklyn. With two plants and 52-mixer fleet, Jenna Concrete has established a presence over 25 years, supplying ready mixed to commercial and residential building projects in its Bronx home base and the neighboring borough of Manhattan. Kings Ready Mix runs 60-plus mixers from four plants, and maintains a leading stake in non-union, low- and mid-rise building jobs across Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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