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Summit closes Metro RM of Utah and companion Missouri, Texas deals

Sources: Summit Materials, Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials has opened 2018 acquiring Metro Ready Mix in Salt Lake City; Price Construction Co., a west Texas aggregates and asphalt producer and contractor; and, Mertens Construction Co., a central Missouri aggregates producer. At $120 million combined, the deals strengthen the integrated producer's platform businesses Kilgore Cos., West Valley City, Utah; Troy Vines Inc., Midland, Texas; and, ConAgg of Missouri, Columbia.

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Forterra, Foley complete Southeast asset shuffle

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

In a deal with Columbus, Ga.-based concrete pipe and drainage structures operator Foley Products Co., Forterra has exchanged Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee plants for similar Mississippi and Texas assets plus $10 million in cash. The transaction reflects what Forterra notes is a continued focus on portfolio management to deliver long-term value by enhancing the company's position in well-structured markets.

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NCMA raises centennial anniversary flag in the home of the Brickyard

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

The Annual Convention and International Concrete Exposition 2018, February 6-10 in Indianapolis, provided a backdrop for members, staff and allied groups to kick off celebration of NCMA's 100 years of advocacy, research, standards and promotion for the concrete masonry industry.

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Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training

Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

President Donald Trump's formal infrastructure proposal hinges on four basic principals: stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending through a 10-year, $200-billion federal commitment; shorten project permitting windows; invest in rural transportation, environmental and related public works; and, improve training to attract qualified workers to the trades.

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Boral R&D chief to address supply, logistics challenges at Ash Trade conference

Sources: GMI Global LLC, Las Vegas; CP staff

Boral Resources Vice President of Research & Development Rafic Minkara, Ph.D., P.E., will present "Fly Ash Sustainability In the USA: Regulatory Challenges, Resource Availability and Product Quality” at Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018, February 22-23 in Cancun, Mexico. As an executive with North America’s leading ASTM C618-grade source, he will highlight such material availability measures as logistics investments and legacy resource reclamation, plus technologies to mitigate ash quality issues. Joining him on the seven-speaker program will be LafargeHolcim Business Development Manager of Alternative Raw Materials Andrew Spivak, who will lead the “Vision of Alternative Resources: Fuels and Materials” panel discussion. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort. Additional details and registration can be obtained here.

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