SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

U.S. Concrete, Inc.

August 28, 2015 06:00 ET

U.S. Concrete Completes Acquisition of Aggregates Operations in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma

Acquisition Further Enhances Vertically Integrated Operations

EULESS, TX--(Marketwired - August 28, 2015) - U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) announced today that it acquired select assets of E&A Materials, Inc. ("E&A") and Pitts Sand & Gravel, Inc. ("Pitts") headquartered in Wichita Falls, TX. The acquisition includes two sand and gravel operations near Vernon, TX and Waurika, OK.

The impact of these sand and gravel operations will strengthen U.S. Concrete's presence and vertically integrated capabilities within attractive existing markets. U.S. Concrete plans to improve the operating dynamics of its North Texas and Southern Oklahoma operations by combining the efforts of this business into one cohesive unit with our existing ready-mixed concrete operations.

"We are excited to welcome this highly complementary business to our growing family of companies and, specifically, this addition to our aggregates operations," said U.S. Concrete President and CEO, William J. Sandbrook. "This acquisition provides us a unique opportunity to improve the operating efficiencies of our overall business in Southern Oklahoma and Northern Texas. As we move forward, we remain intensely focused on further increasing our level of vertical integration through increasing our aggregate profile."

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 13 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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