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GCC, Eagle Materials Texas and Ohio plant deals net Cemex $700M

As part of a U.S. portfolio streamlining aimed at debt reduction, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has reached an agreement to sell its Odessa, Texas, cement plant and two terminals, plus El Paso and Las Cruces, N.M., building materials businesses to Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. Absent from the $306 million deal are Cemex Colorado assets—Lyons mill, Florence terminal—included in an original transaction the producers outlined earlier this year. Subject to competition authority and shareholder approvals, the revised deal will be consummated through Cemex and GCC U.S. affiliates and is projected to close by year end.

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MANUFACTURERS - October 2016

San Antonio-based Robert Ober & Associates, LLC has named Alec Woodson as vice president of Business Development. During his tenure with the department, management notes, he has worked with clients plus internal engineering and architectural staff to produce world-class plant installations for concrete and materials producers. Woodson will be responsible for sourcing business and translating the needs of the clients to all Ober & Associates departments.  Engineering and architectural staff will report to him.

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Organizations - September 2016

Don Clem, P.E., has joined the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as vice president, Local Paving, responsible for implementing strategies that increase the use of ready mixed concrete in pavements for parking lots, streets and local roads, and other applications. He will cover the NRMCA Rocky Mountain Northwest Region from a Denver base, working with local, regional and state technical and promotion partners to support concrete pavements through promotion, design and construction activities.

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