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North America’s Top 10 Concrete Producers
Emelia Fredlick / THE CONCRETE PRODUCER / September 20, 2013
Things are looking up for the top public concrete producers in North America; 2012 revenue reports indicate they are gradually earning back business lost during the recession. Producers are ranked by North American revenue and number of employees (in North America only); we also highlight growth, acquisitions, divestments, and other performance factors.
Global HQ: Dublin, Ireland
2012 Revenue: $12.3 billion*
Change from 2011: 15%
In 2012, the North American operations of CRH, plc acquired 11 ready-mix plants, seven paver plants (three in Ontario, Canada; four in Florida), five packaged cement mix plants in Texas, five precast plants in California, and a majority stake in Trap Rock Industries, an aggregates and asphalt business in New Jersey. www.oldcastle.com
(*includes South American product sales, which accounts for 5% of reported EBITDA)
Global HQ: Monterrey, Mexico
2012 Revenue: $6.44 billion
Change from 2011: 5.7%
Worldwide sales decreased by 1.5% in 2012, but Cemex’s North American market saw an increase in ready-mix and cement profits, which constitute 38% and 47% of the company’s sales, respectively. In North America, Cemex operates 28 cement plants, 90 aggregate quarries, and 744 ready-mix plants, accounting for 44% of total revenue. www.cemex.com
Global HQ: Heidelberg, Germany
2012 Revenue: $4.22 billion
Change from 2011: 13.4%
HeidelbergCement’s North American sales were divided proportionately in 2012: Concrete made up 26% of sales; cement, 28.1%; building products, 18.9%; aggregates, 27%. When confronted with underwhelming building products sales, HeidelbergCement withdrew from the paving block business, selling several production sites, and restructuring its investments. www.heidelbergcement.com.