Cherry picked…

Texan demolition company acquired.

Arcosa, Inc, a provider of infrastructure-related products and solutions, has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cherry Industries, Inc. and affiliated entities for $298 million.

Cherry is a leading producer of natural and recycled aggregates in the Houston, Texas market. For the twelve-month period ended September 30, 2019, Cherry had revenues of approximately $176 million and EBITDA of approximately $37 million.

Established in 1952, Cherry has developed a unique platform of mines, processing facilities, and services across the Houston area to offer a range of construction materials to customers. It serves diverse infrastructure markets, including highway, industrial, commercial, and residential markets, and also provides concrete demolition services, primarily to secure raw material for recycled aggregates.

Cherry adds 12 Houston locations to Arcosa’s existing 19 active aggregate and specialty materials locations in Texas, building out Arcosa’s footprint in a key Texas market with healthy population growth, major highway investments, and positive private demand drivers.

“We are very excited about this acquisition. The transaction is aligned with our strategic plan, accelerating the growth of our high-value Construction Products segment and enhancing our geographic position within Texas. Cherry’s unique platform will provide additional organic and acquisition growth opportunities in Houston and adjacent markets in Texas and the Gulf Coast. Cherry’s unique business model of offering aggregates in combination with recycled aggregates represents an opportunity for Arcosa to replicate in other regions,” says Arcosa president Antonio Carrillo. “Additionally, the acquisition gives us an immediate leadership position in recycled aggregates, a growing product category due to resource scarcity and ESG benefits. Recycling aggregates decreases landfill use and improves air quality by reducing haul distances and energy consumption. Cherry is the largest recycled aggregates company in the country, and we look forward to building on Cherry’s leadership position.”

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