Martin Marietta Sells Some California Cement, Ready Mix Holdings

Martin Marietta Materials entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain West Coast cement and ready mixed concrete operations to Taiheiyo Cement Corp.’s CalPortland unit for $250 million in cash. The operations include the Redding cement plant, related cement distribution terminals and 14 ready-mixed concrete plants located in California.

Ward Nye, chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta, stated, “Consistent with our SOAR (Strategic Operating Analysis and Review) 2025 plan, we continually look for ways to optimize our portfolio and product mix through asset swaps and divestitures. After thoughtful evaluation, we determined that monetization of these operations is the best avenue to maximize value for all stakeholders.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The parties have also entered into preferred arrangements regarding the potential sale of the company’s Tehachapi cement plant and related cement distribution terminals. However, there is no assurance that an agreement for Tehachapi will be entered into, Martin Marietta stated.

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