TXI Package Products deal nets Bonsal American five Texas bagging plants

Oldcastle’s Bonsal American, Inc., business (based in Charlotte, N.C.) has acquired the TXI Package Products unit of TXI Operations, LP, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. The transaction spans five plants specializing in dry mix concrete and other packaged products located around Texas’ three major markets: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Austin/San Antonio.

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Titan subsidiary acquires air quality permit for North Carolina cement plant

Officials from Carolinas Cement Co., Wilmington, N.C., announced recently that parent company Titan America LLC was issued an air quality permit from the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to construct a proposed 2.4 million-tpy-capacity cement plant in Castle Hayne. The permit issuance comes after four years of technical review of the proposed facility and is a major step toward an integrated North Carolina operation, as Castle Hayne is strategic to the S&W Ready Mix business acquired by Titan in 2007.

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Cement Totals - December & Year-End 2011

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 4.8 million mt in December 2011, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This was 16% higher compared with shipments for December 2010. Total shipments for 2011 were approximately 72.2 million mt, up 3.0% compared to year-end 2010.

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Congressional leaders join Rally for Roads

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) were among 10 bipartisan members of Congress who convened with transportation construction interests at the second annual Rally for Roads: Make Transportation Job #1 in Washington, D.C.

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