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OCT 2018

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10 • ROCK products • October 2018 IN THE KNOW U.S. Concrete Inc. expanded its aggre- gates business in Texas with the acquisition of Leon River Aggregate Materials LLC, a sand and gravel pro- ducer based in Proctor, Texas. The acquisition adds more than 400 acres of land with reserves to the com- pany's operations and a state-of-the-art processing plant to achieve the highest efficiencies. Leon River Aggregate Materials was established in 2016 and is located on the Leon River outside of Dublin, Texas. The company said it uses top technology manufactured by CDE, and its machinery is designed to recycle 90 percent of all water used. U.S. Concrete also announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Dallas/ Fort Worth area lime operations to Lhoist North America, which includes two fixed plants, lime tankers and raw material tankers. "We are excited to strengthen our aggre- gates operations in West Texas and to use the processing facility to produce high-quality materials that will be used in many of the market's ongoing and planned construction projects," said William J. Sandbrook, chairman, presi- dent and CEO of U.S. Concrete. "The lime divestiture gives us the ability to further our strategic focus of optimizing our portfolio of assets and allocating money FAST FACT The acquisition adds more than 400 acres of land with reserves to the company's operations and a state-of-the-art processing plant. U.S. Concrete Acquires Texas Producer; Divests Lime Operations directly to growing our aggregates business while concurrently improving our balance sheet by reducing debt." U.S. Concrete Inc. is a leading sup- plier of concrete and aggregates for large-scale commercial, residential and infrastructure projects in high- growth markets across the country. The company has continued to grow organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions of independent producers in target markets. Recent acquisitons include Corbett Sand & Gravel (April 2017) and Polaris Mate- rials (November 2017). Masaba, Inc. | Vermillion, SD | 877-627-2220 | Maximum Crushing & Screening Masaba's wheeled plants allow uঞlizaঞon of the largest crushing & screening units available, handling up to 800- 1,000 Tons Per Hour (applicaঞon dependent). Maximum Portability Masaba's portable plants are fast to deploy and easy to tear down, providing relocaঞon with a minimal number of loads. Maximum Return on Investment With Maximum Series Portable Plants, our customers report savings of as much as $1.00 per ton compared to other crushing circuits. Maximum Configuraon Masaba will create a customized plant that fits your needs, as well as meeঞng your area's DOT requirements.

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