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Heidelberg to exit Lehigh White Cement partnership with Cemex, Aalborg

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Cementir S.p.A., CP staff

Lehigh Hanson parent company HeidelbergCement will sell its 51 percent stake in Lehigh White Cement Co. to minority shareholders in a deal valued at about $140 million and scheduled for first quarter closing. Ownership of Lehigh White Cement, which has 280,000 tons' capacity in York, Pa., and Waco, Texas, plants, will be split between Aalborg Cement Co. (63.25 percent), a North American business of Denmark-based Aalborg Portland Holding A/S, and Cemex Inc. (36.75 percent).

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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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