Oldcastle Precast Company History Timeline

1970
In 1970, however, a merger--described as acrimonious was pushed through, combining Roadstone and Irish Cement into a new company, Cement Roadstone Holdings, later known as CRH. The new company included operations in cement, aggregates, asphalt, and concrete products.
Nearly all of the group's sales, which stood at the equivalent of EUR 26 million in 1970, were generated in Ireland.
1970 Roadstone and Irish Cement merge to form Cement Roadstone Holdings CRH .
1973
1973 CRH enters the Netherlands with the acquisition of Van Neerbos.
1973 Van Neerbos builders merchants yard with truck.
1977
1977 Irish Cement s Platin cement works.
1978
1978 The company enters the United States market with purchase of Amcor and forms a United States holding company, Oldcastle Building Products.
1979
By 1979, it had grown to 328 million of annual sales, had completed 16 acquisitions and was operating in four countries.
1981
1981 The Utility Vault acquisition significantly expanded CRH's precast concrete operations in Western US markets and formed the basis of what is now our Oldcastle Infrastructure business, an industry leader in engineered building solutions.
1983
The company operated as three separate corporations until 1983 when United Sand and Gravel, United Redi Mix and United Paving were merged to form United Companies of Mesa County, Inc.
1986
1986 CRH acquired Heras, the largest manufacturer of fencing and security solutions in the Netherlands, with strong brand recognition and an innovation culture that persists to this day.
1987
1987 The company enters Spain with the purchase of Beton Catalan Group.
1988
Meanwhile, CRH had also built up a number of strong regional distribution networks, such as in the United Kingdom, where it renamed its building merchants network as Keyline in 1988.
1990
CRH's expansion also included an ever-increasing range of products, such as its entry into the United States glassmaking market with the purchase of 13 plants for a total cost of 135 million in 1990.
1990 Investment in 13 glass fabrication plants in the US heralded the formation of CRH s highly innovative Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope business, a cornerstone of the Group s global Building Products Division today.
1993
By 1993, the company was able to return to its expansion effort, starting with the purchase that year of Pennsylvania-based Pennsy Supply.
1993 Pennsy Supply of Pennsylvania is acquired.
1994
The United States retained the group's growth focus, with further acquisitions in 1994 including Balf Co. in Connecticut, Lebanon Rock in Pennsylvania, and additional quarry and asphalt operations in New York.
A significant step forward was made when in 1994 a permanent facility was opened in Montrose at the Colona site.
1995
The arrival of Don Godson as company CEO in 1995 signaled the start of accelerated expansion for the company.
1995 The company enters Poland with the purchase of 75 percent of Cementownia Ozarow.
1996
In July 1996, CRH paid more than 120 million to acquire Allied Building Products, which specialized in roofing and cladding products.
1997
1997 The acquisition of Permacon gave us a foothold in the Canadian architectural products market plus a welcome introduction to professionally installed hardscapes, which would in time become our successful Belgard brand.
1998
In 1998, the company boosted its French business with the purchases of Rabnoi SA, a builders merchant company, and majority control of drainage systems and concrete vault manufacturing group Prefaest SA.
United Companies joined the Oldcastle Materials team in 1998.
1999
1999 The company sells Keyline, UK builders merchants, to Travis Perkins and enters Finland through the purchase of Finnsementti Thompson-McCully Cos, based in Michigan, is acquired.
1999 Finnsementti s Parga cement plant, southwestern Finland.
2000
2000 Shelly Co. of Ohio is acquired for 362 million.
2001
By the end of 2001, the group's continued purchases had boosted it past EUR 10 billion.
2001 Acquiring one of the ten largest quarries in the US, CRH consolidated its presence in the New York New Jersey market, adding long-term aggregates reserves and asphalt and paving operations.
2002
In 2002, the company stepped up its presence in Germany, paying EUR 214 million to acquire EHL Group, a maker of paving materials and products.
2003
2003 CRH acquires the Netherlands' Cementbouw, its largest acquisition to date, for EUR 639 million.
2004
CRH posted sales of more than EUR 11 billion 13 billion in 2004.
2004 The company enters Portugal with the EUR 200 million purchase of cement producer Secil.
2006
2006 In the same year as its shares began trading on the NYSE, CRH entered the US cement production market for the first time with a 50 ownership of the American Cement Company.
2006 CRH acquired HALFEN, a leading construction accessories brand.
2007
2007 In a move to the Far East, CRH made its first acquisition in China with the purchase of Harbin Sanling Cement in the northeast of the country.
2008
2008 The worldwide financial downturn led to a significant shift in CRH s short-term focus and a curtailment of development activity as the economic environment deteriorated.
2008 My Home Industries cement plant in Hyderabad, India.
2009
With consolidation in Europe, entry into US cement for the first time and investments in emerging markets, CRH reached sales of over 17 billion in 2009.
2013
2013 CRH continued to build its presence in Eastern Europe with major transactions including the acquisition of Mykolaiv Cement, in the Ukraine.
2014
2014 Active portfolio management was to the fore in 2014 with the Group spending 190 million on 21 acquisitions and initiating a divestment programme delivering proceeds of 350 million from 16 transactions.
2015
2015 CRH entered the top three in building materials globally with the acquisition of a global portfolio of assets from Lafarge-Holcim for an enterprise value of 6.5 billion.
2015 Tarmac s office in Birmingham, UK.
2017
2017 CRH acquired Fels, a leading German lime and aggregates business with operations in Germany, Czech Republic and Moscow.
2017 Fels lime joins the CRH family.
2018
2018 The sale of Allied Building Products generated US 2.6 billion and marked the Group s exit from US Distribution.
Founded
1957
Company Founded
Headquarters
Auburn, WA
Company Headquarter

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