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Ronnie Pruitt has joined U.S. Concrete Inc. as senior vice president and chief operating officer, a new position charged with direct oversight of ready mixed, aggregate and ancillary operations in New York and New Jersey, Texas and Oklahoma, and California. His 20-plus years’ industry experience was gained primarily at Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc., where he served as vice president of Cement Production and vice president of Sales & Marketing, Cement and Aggregates Divisions. Following the mid-2014 TXI–Martin Marietta Materials merger, Pruitt was named vice president of Cement Sales.

London Machinery Inc., has extended its Con-E-Co dealer network from Eastern Canada to all Canadian provinces and territories, most recently through a new parts branch in St. Albert, Alberta. Since 2007, the manufacturer has been the exclusive dealer of Con-E-Co portable and stationary batch plant products in Eastern Canada, positioning staff with experience and expertise to serve customers in points west.

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario Greg Rickford announced a $2 million commitment supporting Domtar Inc. in developing and commercializing new premium grades of pulp at its Dryden, Ont., operation.