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Peckham Industries Acquires JSL Materials

Peckham Industries Inc., has acquired JSL Materials Inc. (parent company to John S. Lane & Son and JSL Asphalt). Located in Westfield, Mass., JSL Materials is one of the leading aggregate producers in New England. 

Privately held Peckham Industries, a family operated company since 1924, employs nearly 1,000 people at more than 25 facilities located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. 

Peckham and its subsidiaries provide road construction materials and road construction services, including hot asphalt, liquid asphalt, asphalt emulsion, stone and aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and liquid calcium chloride, as well as precast concrete components for large-scale construction projects throughout the Northeast. 

JSL Materials has been in the construction materials industry since 1890. The company was started by John S. Lane, a railroad employee who had the foresight and vision to discover the need for aggregate to support the tracks. 

Today, JSL Materials subsidiary John S. Lane & Son is one of the leading aggregate producers in New England, with five mining operations including four quarries and one sand/gravel pit in central Massachusetts. A second subsidiary, JSL Asphalt, Inc., is a significant player in the supply and installation of bituminous concrete for the northern Connecticut market.

JSL Materials' operations, leadership and more than 100 dedicated employees will provide Peckham with expanding opportunities in the region. 

"This acquisition allows us to further integrate a very important part of our supply chain in the Massachusetts and Connecticut markets," stated John R. Peckham, president of Peckham Industries. "We recognize the prominent history of JSL Materials Inc. and the significant contribution the business has made to the region. The acquisition of JSL Materials is a very proud moment for Peckham Industries and we look forward to the integration of these two family-owned and operated companies." 

Noted Jonathan Lane, vice president and secretary of JSL Materials, "We are extremely excited for John S. Lane & Son and JSL Asphalt to join Peckham Industries. Our shared values as family-owned companies will ensure a seamless transition as we work through the integration process. We are looking forward to being a part of the growth of Peckham Industries into Massachusetts and the surrounding region."