Holcim US Expands Ready Mix Capabilities with Latest Acquisition
Holcim finds synergies with Cajun Ready Mix Concrete as acquisition expands footprint and capabilities in Louisiana, part of its Southern Region
Chicago, Ill., May 23, 2022 — Holcim US announced today it has acquired the assets of the largest ready-mix concrete company in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, Cajun Ready Mix Concrete. This move further expands Holcim’s reach in Louisiana with an increased capacity to serve our ready mix customers.
The transaction will integrate Cajun Ready Mix Concrete's expertise along with its 108 employees, 51 mixer trucks and eight, state-certified batch plants that serve Baton Rouge and surrounding cities, with Holcim's industry-leading network to produce a substantial synergy.
“This acquisition exemplifies our focus of adding strategic partners to our existing operations,” said Rick Pucci, Head, Southern Region, Holcim US. “Cajun’s commitment to innovation, service and quality, along with its industry relationships and engineering capabilities, are an ideal fit with our model. We’re excited to work with the Cajun team to further build partnerships across our newly acquired and existing footprint in the Region.”
As part of the transaction, Holcim will acquire eight Cajun Ready Mix Concrete plants and its headquarters location. The operations will be managed by Jeffrey Poche, General Manager of Louisiana and Rick Pucci, Head, Southern Region.
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
In the United States, Holcim, includes close to 350 sites in 43 states and employs 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.