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FEB 2017

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36 • February 2017 www.concreteproducts.com PRODUCERS Denver-based Summit Materials, Inc. will broaden its Rocky Moun- tain and South Central regions' ready mixed concrete, aggregate and asphalt market footprint with the acquisition of Everist Materi- als LLC in Silverthorne, Colo., and Razorback Concrete Co. in West Memphis, Ark. Scheduled for closing this month, the transactions enable Sum- mit to expand its integrated, materials-based model in growing mar- kets, notes CEO Tom Hill. "Both companies bring proven operations, high-caliber assets and long-established customer relationships that provide an ideal entry point into early-cycle markets where we see long-term potential for profitable growth," he says. "As one of the largest suppliers of aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt in west-central Colorado, Everist will significantly expand our existing [Kilgore] operations in the region to include markets bordering Den- ver … where a combination of transportation infrastructure projects along the I-70 corridor and robust private construction spending activity stand to benefit our business in the years ahead." "Razorback is an aggregates-based business with the largest ready mixed concrete operations in central and northeastern Arkansas, rep- resenting a new regional market for Summit," Hill observes. Given the proximity of Razorback ready mixed plants to the Memphis terminal of Summit's Continental Cement business, he adds, "The acquisition is consistent with our long-term strategy to develop materials-based positions in select markets along the Mississippi River. We believe the Arkansas market is poised for higher construction activity levels over the longer term, driven by positive employment and population trends, and increased public infrastructure spending." Everist Materials has seven sites, four with ready mixed concrete. Razorback Concrete has 18 ready mixed plants and five Razorrock operations. The producers net Summit Materials more than 100 mil- lion tons of aggregate reserves, along with their extensive network of vertically integrated concrete and asphalt plants serving public and private end-markets. ORGANIZATIONS The American Concrete Institute has promot- ed Danielle Harris to international marketing coordinator following five years of coordinating marketing and social media efforts. She will be responsible for conducting research to confirm existing international markets; identifying new markets and trends; coordinating devel- opment of plans for each international region; initiating marketing plan implementation by region; and, identifying opportunities to fur- ther engage with concrete professionals in various global regions. "As ACI accelerates efforts to connect with individuals and organi- zations around the world, Danielle will leverage industry experience and marketing acumen to champion development of campaigns, pro- grams, and materials tailored to the needs and technology in regions worldwide," says ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg, P.E. James D. Pitcock, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Hous- ton-based Williams Brothers Construction Co., was awarded the American Concrete Pavement Association's 2016 Hartmann- BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Danielle Harris The benchmark in concreTe mixing Technology. The bhS Twin-Shaft batch mixer Dkx: consistent homogeneity, batch after batch. The BHS twin-shaft batch mixer can be found at the heart of many batching plants worldwide. It is a reliable, classic compulsory mixer. The energy applied is optimally converted into intense, three-dimensional, relative movements of the entire mixture, thereby ensuring short mixing cycles. For the production of demanding precast concrete components and high-performance concrete, the BHS mixer again provides a powerful and cost-effective solution. more about bhS: www.bhs-sonthofen.com

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