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COO Hill replaces CEO James as new Vulcan leadership team takes hold

Source: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.

Sealing a previously announced executive leadership transition, Vulcan Materials directors have named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Hill successor to President and CEO Donald James, who becomes executive chairman. CFO John McPherson has been promoted to chief financial and strategy officer, gaining responsibilities for both strategy and human resources functions, while retaining an executive vice president title.

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Rockway Precast, Marks Metal pour perfect solution for Water Bottle stations

News productionSource: Marks Metal Technology, Clackamas, Ore.; CP staff

Formwork specialist Marks Metal and longtime Las Vegas customer Rockway Precast have refined a template for a 15-ft. high Water Bottle structure bearing the novelty that developer Dapper Companies sought plus the functionality of a fully enclosed, municipal water filtration system.

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Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Materials’ Illinois sites

Sources: CP staff; Aggregate Industries (US), Bedford, Mass.; Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.

A definitive agreement with Aggregate Industries, centered on ready mixed production and fleet assets at 14 Meyer Material Co. sites, has netted Ozinga Bros. an expanded footprint across seven northern Illinois counties. Effective late last month, it transfers concrete plant operation and delivery to Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, while Aggregate Industries/Meyer maintains six aligned sand & gravel properties.

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Vulcan, Martin Marietta, Oldcastle remain top guns in aggregates output

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

The ranking of the top 10 construction aggregates producers remained the same from 2011 to 2012-the most recent year for which consolidated USGS data is available-except the nine and 10 positions, where the operators switched from the previous year's spots.

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Honolulu developer acquires Ameron Hawaii concrete, aggregate businesses

Sources: Pacific Business News; The Mills Group, Honolulu; NOV Ameron, Honolulu; CP staff

Closing a July 1 deal with Houston-based National Oilwell Varco, Mills Group has added to its real estate development and investment business Ameron Hawaii’s Oahu and Maui ready mixed, precast and aggregate operations.

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