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OCT 2018

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8 • ROCK products • October 2018 www.rockproducts.com IN THE KNOW Cemex USA acquired a Blue Star Mate- rials II aggregates operation in Chico, Texas, positioning the company for expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 122-acre site and quarry plant is about 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Wise County and has more than 25 years of limestone reserves. The plant will supply aggregates for roads, bridges, commercial buildings, housing and other developments in the north Texas area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal gives Cemex USA a fifth Texas aggregates operation in addition to others in Houston, Spring, Katy and New Braunfels. "The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow exponentially over the next 30 years," explained Joel Galassini, Cemex USA regional president – Texas and New Mexico, in an announcement about the acquisition. "By acquiring a quarry that's currently operational, we can start contributing to that growth almost immediately and bring Cemex's strong network along with our expertise to projects in the Metroplex." In Texas, Cemex has a centrally located cement plant, close to 10 distribution terminals, five aggregates operations and nearly 30 ready-mixed plants. The global building materials company's U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, more than 50 distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mixed concrete plants. "Cemex has a strong aggregates net- work in Texas which has supplied some of the largest projects in the state," said Cemex USA President Ignacio Madride- jos. "We look forward to bringing our high-quality products to north Texas and working with our customers to build a better future by giving them a reliable source for aggregates for years to come." FAST FACT The 122-acre site and quarry plant is about 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Wise County. Cemex USA Acquires Texas Quarry A two-year project at the Shelly Co.'s limestone quarry in Ostrander, Ohio, has been successfully completed. The new tunnel provides a safe access way for Shelly's haul trucks transporting aggregates to its processing plant. Shelly representatives collaborated with local government officials and regulatory departments on every step of the process. Shelly hosted a small ceremony in June to recognize the tunnel and show appreciation for everyone's efforts. There were around 30 people in atten- dance, including local county officials and community members. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Miner- als Association were also present at the ceremony. "Our team at the Shelly Co. is committed to providing superior quality aggre- gate while maintaining community partnership," said Shelly Aggregates Operations Manager Mike Matoszkia. "This tunnel project is one more exam- ple of that commitment." Shelly has been a longtime member of the Ostrander community and con- tinues to support the village. It hosts several school visits at its quarry as well as community events at its wild - life habitat site. Shelly – a CRH company – is Ohio's leading limestone, concrete and asphalt paving company with more than 90 locations and 1,600 employees located in 81 of 88 counties in the state. The company also has five certified Wildlife Habitat Council sites. Shelly Co. Opens New Quarry Tunnel FAST FACT Shelly representatives collaborated with local government officials and regulatory departments on every step of the process.

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