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Holcim concrete company buys aggregate mining operation in Weld County

WELD COUNTY — Holcim Inc. has purchased an aggregate mining operation located along the South Platte River east of Greeley and north of Kersey.

The operation will be renamed the Scout Island Facility after an island landmark in the area of the gravel reserves.

Holcim bought the operation from J-2 Contracting Co., a Fort Collins company. The transaction includes the operation but not the real estate, Holcim told BizWest through a spokesperson. Transaction details were not disclosed. Holcim will be responsible for reclamation of the land on which the mining operation exists and expects to create water storage there in the future, the company said. Address for the operation was listed as 3592 Weld County Road 58, Greeley.

“With this strategic transaction, Holcim gains a large volume of high-quality aggregate reserves and strengthens its place as a long-term, reliable aggregate supplier in Colorado, one of its fastest-growing markets in the U.S.,” Holcim said in a press statement.

The aggregate reserves are “in the form of a fully permitted and operational sand and gravel site near Greeley, which Holcim will name the Scout Island Facility. A full range of screened, crushed and washed construction aggregate products are mined and sold at the site, seamlessly aligning with Holcim’s focus on building a greener future,” the company said.

“The addition of this operation ensures we will continue to provide remarkable products, spanning dozens of applications, ranging from ready-mixed and precast concrete, asphalt and base material for street and road construction for years to come across the region,” Chance Allen, head of the mountain region at Holcim, said in a written statement. “We welcome several full-time employees into Holcim with this transaction who will help us continue to build our footprint in the rapidly growing Colorado construction market.”

The operations will be managed by Nicholas Lott, general manager of the west central region for Holcim.

Editor’s note: This report was updated to include information about reclamation of the site.

Source: BizWest