Rock Products

JAN 2013

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IN THE KNOW Texas Industries Inc. (TXI) announced that its sub‐ sidiaries have entered into agreements to exchange its expanded shale and clay aggregates manufacturing busi‐ ness for the ready‐mix concrete business of subsidiaries of Trinity Industries Inc. in east Texas and southwest Arkansas. FAST FACT Texas Industries Inc. announced that its subsidiaries have entered into agreements to exchange its expanded shale and clay aggregates manufacturing business. Texas Industries will transfer its expanded shale and clay manufacturing facilities in Streetman, Texas; Boul‐ der, Colo.; and Frazier Park, Calif., and its DiamondPro product line in exchange for 42 ready‐mix concrete plants stretching from Texarkana to Beaumont in east Texas and southwestern Arkansas, as well as two aggre‐ gate distribution facilities in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and related assets. "This transaction will expand TXI's ready mix concrete capacity by nearly 50 percent in strong, stable local east Texas and Arkansas markets. It fits our core vertical in‐ tegration strategy and is timed for both market recovery in this region and capacity addition in our cement plant in central Texas. The Transit Mix employees have built a great business and we look forward to welcoming them to the TXI family at this exciting time," said Jamie Rogers, TXI's vice president and chief operating officer. Closing is subject to negotiation of ancillary agree‐ ments, satisfactory completion of due diligence, receipt of required consents and approvals and other custom‐ ary conditions. TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major cement producer in California. TXI is also a major supplier of construction aggregate, ready‐mix concrete and concrete products. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Expands Exhibit Options ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 has increased opportunities for exhibitor ROI by expanding options available to reach customers at the show. Changes include a new product pavilion, a new major exhibit area and an "exhibit suites" option. Show management has announced a new Demolition & Recycling Exhibits Pavilion that will showcase products specific to C&D recyclers and demolition contractors. The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) is pavilion sponsor. "Recycling is an important facet of our industries; more demolition contractors are attending the show and this pavilion is one way CMRA serves industry needs," stated Megan Tanel, ConExpo-Con/Agg show director and AEM vice president, exhibitions and events. Also new, the Platinum Lot exhibit area, combined with a reconfigured show footprint and better defined product concentration areas, will make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to connect with the people and companies they want to see. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 will also feature a new "exhibit suites" option as an additional opportunity for targeted attendee-exhibitor interaction. FAST FACT PRODUCER NEWS TXI Announces Exchange Agreement Show management announced a new Demolition & Recycling Exhibits Pavilion sponsored by the Construction Materials Recycling Association. "The goal, as with all our planning, is to provide the best trade show value and create the most ROI for attendees' and exhibitors' show experience. These moves will make a positive difference for 2014; attendees can search less to find what they need and spend more time with exhibitors doing business on the show floor," Tanel added. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and is the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries. ROCKproducts • JANUARY 2013 9

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