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SEP 2015

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www.concreteproducts.com September 2015 • 15 NEWS SCOPE PRODUCERS Quality Concrete has evolved from Dart- mouth Ready Mix. Quality Concrete expands Atlantic Canada footprint in Lafarge agreement A strategic partnership with Lafarge Can- ada will position Quality Concrete Ltd. with upwards of 20 ready mixed plants in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A Hal- ifax ChronicleHerald report with limited detail on the partnership structure notes that Lafarge is contributing nine ready mixed and four aggregate plants to the business, while maintaining its Brook- field, N.S., cement operation. "This expanded Quality Concrete will bring tremendous benefts to our Atlan- tic Canada customers, and strengthen our position as a leader in the ready mix concrete and aggregate markets," says Scott Stevens, vice president of Quality Concrete parent, Stevens Group. Quality Concrete President Mel Fian- der will head the integrated business in tandem with Vice President of Operations Alex Kennedy, who had served as Lafarge ready mix and aggregates general manag- er. Formerly Dartmouth Ready Mix Ltd., Quality Concrete brings the partnership one Moncton, N.B., and 10 Nova Scotia ready mixed plants. Under the Stevens Group, Quality Concrete has sister busi- nesses including B.D. Stevens Ltd., a design-build general contractor special- izing in tilt-up concrete; and, Duracast, a producer of Redi-Rock, Redi-Scapes and Rosetta concrete hardscape units for decorative or structural applications. SUMMIT + LEGRAND JOHNSON Denver-based Summit Materials Inc. has acquired LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., serving north- ern and central Utah, western Wyoming and south- ern Idaho through four ready mixed concrete, five sand & gravel and five asphalt plants. The Logan, Utah, operator becomes the 12 th brand integrated with Kilgore Companies, an Intermountain platform launched in 2009 and now spanning upwards of 20 ready mixed and 20 aggregate sites, plus newer asphalt capacity. "This acquisition is consistent with our materi- als-based growth strategy and a great fit with our Kilgore business in Utah and surrounding states," says Summit CEO Tom Hill. "LeGrand has established many strong customer relationships and an excellent reputation for high-quality products and services over its long history." The deal enables the business to continue what LeGrand Johnson CEO Larry Jardin notes is "the leg- acy of its founders, LeGrand and LaRee Johnson, and their family members who, together with hundreds of employees over the years, have worked so hard to make the company a success."

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