Prairie Material Acquires Valley View Industries

Prairie Material has acquired Valley View Industries Inc., based in Livingston County, Ill. “Valley View Industries is now part of the Aggregates Division of leading building materials supplier, Prairie Material. Thank you for your patience during the transition,” Valley View stated on its website.

Valley View Industries Inc. is a family owned and operated business. The company operates three limestone quarries near the cities of Cornell, Pontiac and Fairbury that provide a complete line of aggregates, agricultural limestone, crushed stone products and road building products for commercial, agricultural and personal use. 

Valley View takes great pride in the reclamation of its quarried property into an attractive and well maintained water-sight landscape. It offers products and services to Bloomington-Normal, Central Illinois, Livingston and McLean counties and throughout the state of Illinois.

The company also operates a shale pit and trucking division. The shale pit provides the primary raw material in the manufacture of brick, while the trucking division delivers bulk aggregate and brick products throughout Illinois as well as the surrounding states.

“We are dedicated to supporting the construction and agricultural industries in Central Illinois and are excited to welcome Valley View and its 30 employees to our company,” Warren Hawkridge, general manager for Prairie Material’s Aggregates Division told the Pontiac Daily Leader. “When we learned that the business was potentially for sale, we felt it was a strong company with a great culture that would fit well within our existing business portfolio and further strengthen our presence and ability to serve customers in Central Illinois.”

In 2008, Prairie became part of Votorantim Cimentos North America (VCNA), an international company of building materials suppliers with locations on five continents, including North America, with presence in Canada and the southeastern United States. 

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