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Carmeuse tests vertical integration in Yager Materials deal

Sources: Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Pittsburgh; CP staff

Carmeuse Lime & Stone has acquired Owensboro, Ky.-based Yager Materials, whose operations span a Meade County quarry; an Ohio River sand & gravel dredging business; three aggregate yards; four ready mixed concrete and two asphalt plants; liquid asphalt terminal; grade and drain division; plus, marine barge construction and repair division.

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Metal building giant NCI seals $187M Environmental StoneWorks deal

Sources: NCI Building Systems Inc., Cary, N.C.; CP staff

The largest manufacturer of pre-engineered metal building systems and components is extending its cladding portfolio deeper into precast concrete stone veneer. Through its Ply Gem Stone business, NCI Building Systems has closed on Environmental Materials LLC, the Denver-based entity behind the Environmental StoneWorks brand, in a transaction valued at $187 million.

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Ward to succeed Europe-bound Lehigh Hanson CEO Morrish

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

A HeidelbergCement Managing Board succession plan will see an early-2020 C suite shift for the North American and European businesses: Jon Morrish, chief executive officer of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., will head Western and Southern Europe cement, aggregate and concrete operations; successor Chris Ward will transition from his post as Canada Region president. A U.K. native who joined Hanson Plc in 1999, Morrish led the Lehigh Hanson South Region ahead of taking the helm in 2015. Ward has progressed in various management roles since joining Hanson Building Materials America in 1996.

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Universal Concrete settles False Claims Act case with feds

Sources: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria; CP staff

Universal Concrete Products Corp. and Donald Faust, Jr., president and co-owner, have agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the Stowe, Pa., producer oversaw submission of falsified precast panel mix test records under a Dulles Metrorail Project Phase II, or Silver Line Extension, contract in northern Virginia. 

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Rinker’s Watson, Atlas Block’s Gordon charter NCMA Hall of Fame

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

The National Concrete Masonry Association inaugurated a Hall of Fame with Karl H. Watson, Sr. and Don Gordon during its 2019 Convention and Icon-Xchange gathering, February 14-16 in Orlando.

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