September 2011 State and province News
U.S. Concrete, Inc. announced that its board of directors would appoint William J. Sandbrook as its president and CEO, as well as director. He joins the company from Oldcastle Products and Distribution, where he served as CEO and was responsible for three product groups. Sandbrook was named AggMan of the Year in 2001. “We are extremely pleased to have someone of Bill’s caliber joining our management team. His extensive experience in the building products sector and impressive track record for growth will be great additions to the company,” Eugene Davis, chairman of the board, said in a press release. “Bill’s proven vision and leadership skills should result in a smooth and successful transition.” Sandbrook succeeds Michael Harlan, one of the founders of the company.
A Lewis County judge sided with the new owners of Maytown Sand & Gravel LLC and the Port of Tacoma in granting a summary judgment allowing gravel mining to begin there. The Olympian reports that the ruling reverses the Thurston County Board of Commissioners’ decision to require new environmental studies on the site. It also reinstates findings that the sand and gravel company holds a valid, special use permit for mining the site. An environmental group vowed to challenge the decision.
The Saint John (New Brunswick) Council rejected an application for a new gravel pit in the Lattimore Lake area. According to CBC News, councilman Bruce Court recommended the denial based on reports from the city staff that it reviews gravel pits one or two times a year. That would not provide enough control or policy, Court said. Steven Langille, of Fundy Bay Sand and Gravel, unsuccessfully argued that the proposed pit would be too far from homes for dust to be a problem, and the pit would only operate on weekdays until 6 p.m.
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