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U.S. Concrete purchases Orca Quarry in B.C.


March 24, 2021
By Rock to Road

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U.S Concrete purchased Orca QuarryOrca Quarry pit face. Photo: Polaris Materials

Euless, Tex. – U.S. Concrete purchased Orca Quarry on Vancouver Island, B.C. The acquisition includes approximately 1,551 acres in four parcels of previously leased land.

Orca Quarry Purchase

“Since the Polaris Materials acquisition in 2017, our strategic direction has been to grow our aggregates profitability and this acquisition eliminates the royalty agreement which immediately improves our aggregates margin and cash generation,” said U.S. Concrete President and CEO Ronnie Pruitt. “We take pride in being a disciplined buyer and this purchase provides an extremely attractive multiple.

“I am confident that Polaris, like all of our aggregates segment expansions, will continue to provide near- and long-term value to our shareholders. Since acquiring Polaris, our efforts in increasing the throughput at our Long Beach terminal, permitting of a new terminal in the Port of Oakland, and expanding through the Black Bear project will support the growth of our supply of high-quality, highly specified material to the aggregates constrained Southern and Northern California markets.”

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