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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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Rockway Precast, Marks Metal provide water bottle solution

When Clackamas, Ore.-based Marks Metal Technology received an inquiry about a form that would mold a giant concrete water bottle, Steve Tuttle of the company’s concrete division initially believed it was an impossible project. When Clackamas, Ore.-based Marks Metal Technology received an inquiry about a form that would mold a giant concrete water bottle, Steve Tuttle of the company’s concrete division initially believed it was an impossible project. However, after some reflection he realized it was not only possible but would be more efficient to produce if it was created “as if it were a series of machined joint rings, stacked one on top of the other.”

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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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Pennecon Concrete Division Seeds Newcrete Investments

Backed by Toronto private equity operator Banyan Capital Partners, Pennecon Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Larry Puddister has led a management team buyout of the company’s ready mixed, precast and concrete block & paver business—serving markets in the far eastern reaches of North America.

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