Concrete Products

SEP 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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22 • September 2018 PRODUCERS LafargeHolcim has closed on the assets of Metro Mix LLC, a ready mixed producer with Denver and Castle Rock, Colo., plants and a payroll of 50. Metro Mix reported 2017 sales upward of $30 million and serves a fast growing market where construction is projected to remain strong thanks to large jobs and population growth. The transaction adds to an already strong Colorado market presence LafargeHolcim enjoys through its integrated Aggregate Industries operations. "Over the past 10 years, Denver has been a dynamic and growing market, and Metro Mix has been a part of that growth by successfully meeting customer needs," says LafargeHol- cim, U.S. Aggregates & Construction Materials CEO Guy Edwards. "We see significant synergies between the Metro Mix operations and our Aggregate Industries business that will allow us to strengthen our customer service and offerings in the region." "This is our fourth acquisition this year in line with our Strat- egy 2022 – 'Building for Growth.' Metro Mix's operations are highly complementary to our existing footprint and will allow us to gain a larger share in a growing market with immediate commercial and operational synergies," adds LafargeHolcim CEO Jan Jenisch. "The construction business is very competitive and to grow, you need to be teamed with a partner who values talented employees and customer service," notes Keith Minor, who co-owned Metro Mix with Eric Tyrrell. "We believe in surrounding ourselves by the best employ- ees, products, equipment and resources, and I am confident partnering with LafargeHolcim will enhance our ability to serve customers." Michael Haack has been named president of Dallas-based cement, aggregate, ready mixed concrete and wallboard producer Eagle Mate- rials, and will maintain the chief operating officer title he has held since 2014. Prior to Eagle, he spent 17 years at Halliburton Energy Services, holding successively senior operating positions, culminat- ing with management of Global Operations for Sperry Drilling, a multi-billion dollar business in the Halliburton Drilling and Evaluation Division. He holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Indus- trial Engineering from Texas A&M University and Purdue University, respectively, and an MBA from Rice University. "Michael has distinguished himself across all of our lines of busi- ness," says Eagle CEO Dave Powers. Expansion of his role "reflects the company's significant growth in recent years and the opportunity to build our leadership capacity, as we extend Eagle's track-record as the benchmark operating performer in the industry." BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Add precast pole bases in your market Secure from the Start By partnering with Pole Base to diversify your product mix, you can skip over all those stumbling blocks of a start-up. We've fine-tuned the business model so that you can secure your investment from the start and into the future. As an addition to your current precast products, Pole Base can expand your revenue streams. With one versatile forming system, you can make great looking, custom, precast light pole bases. Easier to install than their poured-in-place alternatives, Pole Base gives you a leg up on the competition. Download the business opportunity guide to plan your future at

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