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Glen-Gery ushers Australia’s Brickworks into North America

Sources: Glen-Gery Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; CP staff

A major player in U.S. brick production and distribution is set to change hands by year’s end as its parent company focuses on core United Kingdom markets. Ibstock plc of Leicestershire, England, has entered into an agreement to sell Glen-Gery Corp. to Brickworks Ltd. of New South Wales, Australia, for $110 million.

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Oldcastle Infrastructure builds on a charter platform via Valley Precast

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Infrastructure has acquired Caldwell, Idaho-based Valley Precast Inc., which produces underground concrete structures for environmental and energy applications. The deal positions Oldcastle Infrastructure, Nampa—located in close proximity to Valley Precast and the capital city of Boise—as Idaho water management market leader, while expanding its energy products stake and marking the producer’s on-site wastewater segment entry. 

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Sunroc extends Utah portfolio in Tri-County Concrete asset deal

Sources: Clyde Cos., St. George, Utah; CP staff

Clyde Companies’ flagship aggregates, ready mixed, masonry and construction services business, Sunroc Corp., has expanded its Northern Utah region, acquiring the assets of Tri-County Concrete. Based in Roosevelt, east of Salt Lake City, Tri-County supplies construction aggregates and ready-mixed concrete to municipalities, contractors and do-it-yourself project customers in Utah's Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett counties. Employees will continue in their current positions with Sunroc, led by Operations Manager Clint Gardner.

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Arcosa quickly taps charter, $400M credit facility for ACG deal

Sources: Arcosa Inc., Dallas; CP staff

Two weeks after spinoff from Trinity Industries Inc. and New York Stock Exchange listing, conventional and lightweight aggregate producer Arcosa has entered a definitive agreement with an H.I.G. Capital LLC affiliate to acquire ACG Materials for $315 million. 

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Feds extend mixer truck driver hours exemption to concrete pump peers

Sources: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); CP staff

American Concrete Pumping Association members have secured a five-year exemption from the FMCSA requirement that short-haul drivers utilizing the records of duty status exception return to their normal work reporting location within 12 hours of clocking in. It enables all concrete pump operators, pumping companies, and truck drivers who operate concrete pumps to use the short-haul exception but return to their work-reporting location within 14 hours.

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