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

Sealing a previously announced executive leadership transition, Vulcan Materials Co. directors have named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Hill successor to President and CEO Donald James, who will assume the role of executive chairman. Chief Financial Officer 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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Hanson UK veteran named Aggregate Industries US COO

Guy EdwardsGuy Edwards has been appointed Aggregate Industries US chief operating officer, bringing a resume spanning management roles for the United Kingdom operations of Hanson, Tarmac and Aggregate Industries predecessor, Bardon. He will be tasked with strategy implementation and business improvement, and assessing the organization’s structure, efficiency and performance.

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Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Material’s Illinois sites

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

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Holcim’s Humes provides striking hospitality Down Under

images/images/2014/July2014/NS_Prahran-I.jpgThe iconic Prahran Hotel, a corner pub located outside of Melbourne, Australia, was renovated last year to include an eye-catching art deco façade created from 17 oversized stacked concrete pipes. The 2.5- to 7.4-ton precast pipes were provided by Humes, a division of Holcim Austraila.

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