SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

U.S. Concrete, Inc.

September 28, 2015 06:00 ET

U.S. Concrete Acquires Aggregates Operation in Northern New Jersey

Strategic Addition Solidifies Vertically Integrated Position in Greater New York Metropolitan Area

EULESS, TX--(Marketwired - September 28, 2015) - U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) announced today that it acquired the Wantage Stone ("Wantage") reserves, a site development quarry including an 80 acre land parcel along with mining rights to an additional 77 acres of land located in Hamburg, NJ. U.S. Concrete has operated this quarry under a lease agreement since October 2014.

The Wantage reserves will continue to enhance the Company's ability to serve the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan markets with a combined 19 million tons of proven and permitted reserves and a further19 million tons of unpermitted, yet available additional reserves. The reserve position and increased production capacity strengthens the Company's mix of internally supplied aggregates and aggregates sales to new and existing customers.

"The acquisition of these aggregate assets is directly aligned with our strategic objectives to expand our construction material operations and strengthen our vertically integrated capabilities," said U.S. Concrete President and CEO, William J. Sandbrook. "Furthermore, this quarry provides an extremely rare opportunity, due to permitting restrictions, of opening a new quarry in Northern New Jersey. Our balance sheet strength and extensive operational experience in aggregate operations allowed us to complete this very attractive addition to our aggregate reserve position. This is another step forward for our Company as we continue to grow our regional market share, source vertically integrated operational synergies and improve our overall profitability."

About U.S. Concrete, Inc.
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (the "Company" or "U.S. Concrete") serves the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The Company has 139 standard ready-mixed concrete plants, 16 volumetric ready-mixed concrete facilities, and 12 producing aggregates facilities. During 2014, U.S. Concrete sold approximately 5.7 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 4.7 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.

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