Alamo Cement Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Buzzi Unicem, is in the process of acquiring a 50% stake in Dorsett Bros. Concrete Supply of Houston, Texas.
Dorsett Brothers, which was established in 1977, operates 19 batching plants and seven plants for stabilised materials in Texas, principally in the Houston / Galveston area. Last year, the business generated a turnover of US$108m from selling 1Mm³ of ready-mixed concrete and 0.65Mt of stabilised materials.
Alamo Cement, which has an integrated cement plant in San Antonio, also has an interest in a cement import operation in the port of Houston and last year sold 1.54m tonnes of cement as well as 1.68m m³ of ready-mixed concrete from a total of 55 batching plants.