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June 4, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Occidental Petroleum Corp. was cleared by U.S. antitrust enforcers to acquire chemical plants from Vulcan Materials Co. on condition that Occidental sell one of the plants. The Federal Trade Commission said Los Angeles-based Occidental agreed to divest Vulcan's plant in Port Edwards, Wis., to ensure that the acquisition won't reduce competition in the sale of potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate and anhydrous potassium carbonate.
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January 31, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
They spent their nights and weekends knocking on doors, shaking hands, providing yard signs and selling T-shirts. Somewhere in their city of 47,000, they believed, were others as outraged by the city's deal to let a mining company dig into the hillside that stood sentry above their San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods. But when Azusa residents went to the polls to decide the fate of the mining operation, the grass-roots opposition was buried. "We were outmanned, outspent and outgunned," Jeri Vogel of Azusans Against Mining Expansion said last week after more than two-thirds of the voters in the special election agreed to let Vulcan Materials Co. carve up the foothill of Van Tassel Ridge.
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BUSINESS
November 16, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CalMat Co., a Los Angeles-based producer of asphalt and ready-mixed concrete, is expected to announce today that it has agreed to be acquired by the nation's largest maker of construction materials for $760 million in cash. The combination of CalMat and Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials Co., if approved by shareholders, would create the nation's largest company specializing in sand, gravel and crushed stone, known in the building industry as "aggregates."
BUSINESS
June 4, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Occidental Petroleum Corp. was cleared by U.S. antitrust enforcers to acquire chemical plants from Vulcan Materials Co. on condition that Occidental sell one of the plants. The Federal Trade Commission said Los Angeles-based Occidental agreed to divest Vulcan's plant in Port Edwards, Wis., to ensure that the acquisition won't reduce competition in the sale of potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate and anhydrous potassium carbonate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is too immense, too noisy and too brutally awesome to be merely a machine. But the drab, decades-old Reliance plant in Irwindale is possibly the biggest and most imposing apparatus ever created for crushing rock. Rising against the majestic backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, it stands 205 feet tall and feeds off the canted ends of conveyor belts that extend as far as two miles. Jock M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
They spent their nights and weekends knocking on doors, shaking hands, providing yard signs and selling T-shirts. Somewhere in their city of 47,000, they believed, were others as outraged by the city's deal to let a mining company dig into the hillside that stood sentry above their San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods. But when Azusa residents went to the polls to decide the fate of the mining operation, the grass-roots opposition was buried. "We were outmanned, outspent and outgunned," Jeri Vogel of Azusans Against Mining Expansion said last week after more than two-thirds of the voters in the special election agreed to let Vulcan Materials Co. carve up the foothill of Van Tassel Ridge.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1999
* CalMat Co. agreed to settle lawsuits with shareholders who claimed they weren't getting enough money for their stock in the January acquisition of the Los Angeles-based company by Vulcan Materials Co. In November, Vulcan offered $890 million, or $31 a share, for the maker of crushed stone. To settle the suit, the companies agreed to provide more information about the transaction and to pay up to $550,000 in legal fees. * * Office furniture maker Hon Industries Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000
Two men were found shot to death late Wednesday night at Vulcan Materials Co., a gravel yard east of the San Gabriel River Freeway, Sheriff Department officials said Thursday. Authorities said they did not know whether the men were Vulcan employees or whether the bodies were dumped at the industrial site, at 13130 Los Angeles St. Sheriff's homicide detectives are assisting the Irwindale Police Department. Authorities are seeking to identify the two victims, both Latino males about 35.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2004
* Countrywide Financial Corp. said loan volume for September totaled $31 billion, flat compared with August and down 6% from a year earlier. Third-quarter volume fell to $92 billion, down $8 billion from the second quarter and down 27% from the third quarter of 2003. Year-to-date loan volume reached $268 billion, a decrease of 25% from the first nine months of 2003. * The Business Council said a majority of U.S. chief executives it surveyed projected 2005 economic growth of 2.1% to 4.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A San Francisco jury Tuesday imposed punitive damages of $100 million against Vulcan Materials Co. and $75 million against Dow Chemical Co. in a lawsuit brought by the city of Modesto over groundwater and soil contamination. The state court jury Friday awarded $3.17 million in compensatory damages against Vulcan, Dow and other defendants. The jury also imposed $75,000 in punitive damages against R.R. Street & Co., a maker of dry-cleaning chemical and laundry equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is too immense, too noisy and too brutally awesome to be merely a machine. But the drab, decades-old Reliance plant in Irwindale is possibly the biggest and most imposing apparatus ever created for crushing rock. Rising against the majestic backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, it stands 205 feet tall and feeds off the canted ends of conveyor belts that extend as far as two miles. Jock M.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CalMat Co., a Los Angeles-based producer of asphalt and ready-mixed concrete, is expected to announce today that it has agreed to be acquired by the nation's largest maker of construction materials for $760 million in cash. The combination of CalMat and Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials Co., if approved by shareholders, would create the nation's largest company specializing in sand, gravel and crushed stone, known in the building industry as "aggregates."
NEWS
October 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Police stood guard Wednesday outside an Environmental Protection Agency laboratory after the city passed an ordinance and got a court order barring the agency from shipping in more hazardous pesticide. The EPA lawyers met to decide what to do about the restraining order and injunction issued by a county judge Tuesday night. "Right now, nothing is being moved," said Steve Wurtz, a spokesman for the EPA.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Vulcan Materials Co., the biggest U.S. producer of highway construction materials, said Monday that it would acquire Florida Rock Industries Inc. for $4.6 billion in cash and stock to expand in the U.S. Southeast and the mid-Atlantic region. Florida Rock stockholders would receive either 0.63 shares of the new company or $67 in cash for each of their shares.
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