DALLAS, April 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Industries (NYSE:TXI) today announced that its subsidiary has acquired the ready mix operations of Transit Mix Concrete and Materials Company, a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, that serve the Central Texas market, stretching from north of San Antonio to Hillsboro, Texas. The transaction was finalized on April 1. This acquisition expands TXI's operations by 23 additional facilities.
This investment allows TXI to optimize the company's growing resources in this region, including the expansion of the Hunter Cement plant, which is currently underway. It also enhances TXI's Austin aggregates operations. "We expect this area of the State to continue to experience strong growth, and the addition of these operations and people will solidify TXI's strategic low-cost position through vertical integration and significantly improved efficiency," stated Jamie Rogers, Vice President – Consumer and Concrete Products for TXI.
As a part of the transaction, TXI transferred to Trinity Materials, Inc., also a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., existing aggregate operations including the Anacoco Sand and Gravel Plant, which serves the Texas and Louisiana markets, and the Paradise and Beckett Sand and Gravel Plants, which both serve the North Texas marketplace.
"While this is a challenging time for our industry and certainly for TXI, we will continue to evaluate additional opportunities that will enhance the company's long-term strategic position," said Mel Brekhus, President and CEO of TXI.
Texas Industries, Inc., a Dallas-based company, is a leading supplier of building materials, including cement, aggregate and concrete. With operating subsidiaries in six states, TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major producer in California. TXI is a major supplier of stone, sand, gravel and expanded shale and clay products, and one of the largest producers of bagged cement and concrete products in the Southwest. TXI shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TXI."
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