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ATLAS ASSETS SUIT BRAMPTON BRICK

Canada’s second largest clay unit operator,Brampton Brick, anticipates an early-2014closing on the assets of concrete building andhardscape producer, Atlas Block, includinga Hillsdale, Ontario, flagship plant. The $12million–$14 million transaction is throughcourt-appointed receiver KPMG Inc., and allowsthe suitor to add concrete masonry capacity andtake advantage of cost-saving synergies by consolidatingproduction of similar items.

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Headwaters enters concrete roof tile market Via Entegra

Utah-based Headwaters Inc. has closed on separate transactions involving an 80 percent equity interest in Okeechobee, Fla.- based Roof Tile Inc., which produces and markets Entegra brand concrete lines in Florida and Caribbean markets, plus a 40 percent stake in a related joint venture behind Tag & Stick, a roofing underlayment product.

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HILL, MCPHERSON CLIMB VULCAN EXECUTIVE RANKS

The Vulcan Materials Co. executive management succession continues this year with the elevation of Senior Vice President, South Region Tom Hill to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and his East Region counterpart, John McPherson, to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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MDU RESOURCES NAMES RING CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Knife River Corp. parent MDU Resources Group has appointed Nathan Ring vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, succeeding Nicole Kivisto, who has accepted another executive position at the Bismarck, N.D., corporation.

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Fifty years enough for world’s best known concrete signature

American Concrete Institute (ACI) logoAgainst a World of Concrete 2014 backdrop last month in Las Vegas, the American Concrete Institute unveiled a new logo and tagline aimed at strengthening its message and perception among target audiences in industry, government, academia and scientific communities. Marking the first major update since 1964, a new ACI logo reflects the group’s 110-year heritage and increasingly global reach with a more modern, vibrant, and professional image. It signifies the next step in the ACI brand evolution and serves as the foundation for consistent design and messaging across all Institute communications. A new tagline, “Always advancing,” highlights commitment to perpetuating concrete knowledge, technology, construction, and quality, as well as collaboration and professional growth.

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