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JUL 2015

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10 • ROCK products • July 2015 I N D U S T RY N E W S IN THE KNOW FAST FACT The 2015 U.S. Open, hosted by the Cham- bers Bay Golf Course, was the first champi- onship match played on a reclaimed sand and gravel site. Over time the Chambers Bay site has been a paper mill, industrial center, several lumber companies, a railroad center, and eventually one of the most successful quarries on the West Coast. Throughout its history, different as- pects of the quarry changed hands nu- merous times before it was consolidat- ed by Lone Star Northwest. Eventually it was bought by Glacier Northwest, a subsidiary of the CalPortland Co. Ron Summers, senior vice president at CalPortland Co. and one-time manager of the site, has played the course. He said the underlying layer of sand and gravel makes the course hard and fast. "Steilacoom grade" aggregate was some of the best in the region and highly sought after because of its ex- treme hardness. It is estimated that 95 percent of Seattle was built on the site's sand and gravel. "The aggregates industry is central to American prosperity," Johnson added. "There is nothing significant built in this country that doesn't begin with a rock and the Chambers Bay course is no different. If the aggregates industry is doing well, America is doing well." Polaris Materials Corp. announced a management succession plan effective Oct. 1, 2015. Herb Wilson, who has been with the company since July 2001, and is cur- rently president and chief executive of- ficer and a director since January 2009, will become executive vice chair of the board of directors on Oct. 1, 2015. He will be succeeded as president and chief executive officer on that date by Ken Palko, the company's vice presi- dent of operations. Palko has been with the company since February 2008, prior to which he worked for Dufferin Aggregates (part of the Holcim Cement Group) and Lafarge Aggregates. The chief ex- ecutive officer of the company's U.S. distribution and marketing subsidiary, Bill Terry, is retiring on Sept. 30, 2015, and his duties will be assumed by Scott Dryden, the company's current vice president of business development. Dryden has worked in the marine transportation industry, primarily on the west coast of North America, for the past seven years, including five years with CSL International Inc., the com- pany's exclusive shipping contractor where he managed the CSL logistics for Polaris' operations. Darren McDonald, the company's vice president finance and CFO, will have an expanded role that will also include responsibility for the company's secretarial function. Terry Lyons, chair of the board of Po- laris, commented: "The board has been diligently planning for this natural succession over the last year. We have every confidence in the management team to drive the company forward as construction markets continue to re- cover in the U.S. We are delighted that Herb Wilson is continuing in an execu- tive role with the board which ensures that the management team will contin- ue to have the benefit of his guidance and industry experience. We also want to wish Bill Terry well in his retirement and to thank him for his contribution to the growth of the company." Polaris Materials Corp. is exclusively focused on the development of quar- ries and the production of construction aggregates in British Columbia for ma- rine transportation to urban markets on the west coast of North America to meet local supply deficits. In 2007, Polaris began shipping sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry to San Francisco Bay, Vancouver, BC and Hawaii. Polaris Materials Announces Management Succession Plan FAST FACT Vice President of Op- erations Ken Palko will succeed Herb Wilson as president and CEO. Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), part of the Holcim Group, has awarded Bab- cock International Group a $30 million 10-year contract to provide fleet-man- agement services for its aggregates operation's Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Babcock's ALCAMiE, its proven ap- proach to optimizing fleets, ensures that AIUS will benefit from an inno- vative asset-management partner, im- proving efficiency and service for its customers while enabling the business to fully focus on its core operations, ac- Aggregate Industries US Awards Fleet Management Contract

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