Significant Geographic Expansion Creates Leading Upstream Materials Business in Strategic, High-Growth Western Megaregions
Transaction Expected to be Accretive to Earnings Per Share in First Full Year
RALEIGH, NC (STL.News) Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM) (“Martin Marietta” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Martin Marietta will acquire Lehigh Hanson, Inc.’s West Region business (“Lehigh West Region”) for $2.3 billion in cash.
Lehigh West Region provides the Company with a new upstream materials-led growth platform across several of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing megaregions in California and Arizona. The acquisition, which is consistent with and advances the Company’s SOAR (Strategic Operating Analysis and Review) 2025 plan, includes 17 active aggregates quarries, two cement plants with related distribution terminals, and targeted downstream operations. Following the closing, Martin Marietta will have a coast-to-coast geographic footprint with expanded product offerings.
Ward Nye, Chairman, President, and CEO of Martin Marietta, stated, “We continue to successfully execute on our strategic initiatives to enhance our footprint and responsibly expand our business. Lehigh’s West Region has leading positions in some of the nation’s most attractive markets, providing Martin Marietta access to new geographies for continued industry-leading growth.