Merger Mania

Last month I noted the significance of Breedon’s foray into the North American aggregates market with its acquisition of BMC Enterprises. You can read my interview with Breedon executive Andy Arnold in this issue for a little inside information on that deal. But mergers and acquisitions activity in the aggregates industry is far from over. Here are some recent deals.…

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The Rock Products Interview: Andy Arnold

Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar Reached out to BMC Enterprises’ Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director Andy Arnold to Discuss Breedon’s Move into the U.S. Market. Andy, can you give us a little background on yourself and BMC?I started my career in 1989 with what was at the time Redland, a UK-based construction material company later acquired by Lafarge. I worked for…

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A Breedon Apart

The news was not totally unexpected, it had been rumored for a while, but it just got real real: Breedon has entered the U.S. construction materials market. Breedon Group plc, in case you are not aware, is a leading vertically integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. Breedon holds “1 billion tonnes of mineral reserves and resources with…

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First Look – August 2023

TOP NEWS BMC EnterprisesBMC Enterprises Inc. (BMC), the largest producer of aggregates and concrete in the St. Louis region, has completed acquisitions of Raineri Building Materials, Eureka Materials and Blue Grass Ready Mix within the last three months. Vulcan MaterialsVulcan Materials Co. released its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting the company’s durable growth strategy, performance and progress on…

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Top Stories of 2021

Jan. 6, 2022 – There were certainly a lot of blockbuster stories in 2021. None bigger than passage of the new infrastructure bill. But interestingly, that was not the most read story on Rock Products’ website. Here is a list of the stories that made the biggest impact on our readers. You will note mergers and acquisitions get people’s attention. Well, buckle up,…

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BMC Enterprises Makes Strategic Acquisitions

St. Louis-based aggregates and concrete producer BMC Enterprises Inc. has acquired Stewart Concrete Products headquartered in Halfway, Mo., and created a strategic partnership with Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix Inc. based in West Plains, Mo., bringing the company’s recent acquisitions to five in the last 13 months.

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FIRST LOOK – MAY 2017

TOP NEWS Nye Tells Congress to Invest Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president, explained to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of aggregates for infrastructure projects and the negative impact of excessive regulation on efforts to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. BMC Enterprises Expands BMC Enterprises Inc. made three…

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BMC Enterprises Expands With Three Missouri Aggregates Operations

BMC Enterprises Inc. made three additions to its Missouri aggregates business: the opening of a new BMC Stone quarry in High Hill; the acquisition of a strategic interest in Base Rock Minerals LLC, a limestone quarry in Bonne Terre; and the subsequent acquisition of Strack Stone Co., a limestone quarry located just north of Cape Girardeau. Strack Stone will now…

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FIRST LOOK – MAY 2016

TOP NEWS Volvo CE Addresses Skills Gap Volvo kicked off its first in a series of educational workshops for technical students last month, leveraging the 50th anniversary of the invention of the articulated hauler. BMC Enterprises Makes Acquisition BMC Enterprises Inc., the parent company of St. Louis-based Breckenridge Material Co., has completed the acquisition of Lincoln County Sand & Gravel. Oklahoma Road Conditions…

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