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Vulcan Materials Streamlines Two Regions Under Mcabee, Shepherd

Vulcan Materials Co. Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions

CP Staff

Vulcan Materials Co. Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions created during the 2007 Florida Rock Industries merger. Announced last month, the new structure better aligns the organization with the way the businesses operate, according to Don James, chief executive officer of Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan.

In the East, decisions relating to production, transportation and distribution must be made on a regional basis as material from our water and rail-based quarries increasingly serves multiple markets throughout the Region, he says. Our aggregates, concrete, cement and transportation assets operate as an integrated regional business and will now be formally managed on that basis.

In the West, the predominate business model is truck-served quarries, including all six of our underground quarries, supplying local markets, James affirms. We will continue to build our reserves in key markets, particularly in California where the existing industry reserve base is depleting.

The East Region includes all Vulcan Mideast, Southeast, Southern & Gulf Coast, Southwest, Florida Rock and Northern Concrete Division businesses and product lines. It spans Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, plus sites in Canada and Mexico. The West Region includes Midsouth, Midwest and Western Division operations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Concurrent with the realignment, Vulcan announced the retirement of Mac Badgett, senior vice president, Construction Materials, effective July 1. Ron McAbee will assume his responsibilities as part of the East Region operations.