Acquisitions, greenfield developments and plant upgrades have allowed Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, to build a footprint in packaged materials matching ones that sister CRH Americas operations command in precast, ready mix, aggregates and portland cement.
Of the 250-plus APG facilities worldwide that supply bagged materials and building or hardscape masonry units, more than 50 support the APG dry mix business in the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, the Atlanta-based producer is on pace to cap a three-year bagging capacity and market expansion through the acquisition of 11 facilities, construction of four new plants, plus major overhauls at key sites.The investments underpin the industry’s most comprehensive dry mix concrete and companion material offering, with solutions for nearly every new construction or repair application—from light residential to heavy industrial to agency or department of transportation.
The producer strengthened its engineered category stake earlier this year, acquiring Denver-based US Mix Co. Beyond adding aggregate and cementitious packaging assets strategic to Colorado’s thriving Front Range market, the transaction addressed Oldcastle APG’s broader production footprint gap in the Intermountain States. It also ushered valuable materials science expertise and a third pillar alongside Sakrete and Amerimix brands: US SPEC, a packaged mix and liquid compound series with strong DOT, engineer and specifier recognition.