Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2019

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JUNE 2019 • E&MJ 101 www.e-mj.com SUPPLIERS REPORT ArrMaz Sold to Arkema Group Investment firm Golden Gate Capital an- nounced that specialty chemicals suppli- er ArrMaz entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Arkema Group for ap- proximately $570 million. Arkema is a global manufacturer of specialty chemi- cals and advanced materials used across a range of industries. ArrMaz supplies chemical process aids and additives. The transaction is set to close this summer, subject to customary closing conditions. Lazard Middle Market and Moelis & Co. acted as financial advisors to ArrMaz, and Nob Hill Law Group and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisors to Golden Gate Capital and ArrMaz. The Valence Group served as financial advisor to Arkema. Tire Plant Gets Green Certification The U.S. Green Building Council certified the Bridgestone Americas Aiken Coun- ty Off-Road Tire Plant for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The certification recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and hu- man health performance. The plant achieved the certification for, among other things, initial site location se- lection, preferential use of local and more sustainable materials, finding beneficial reuse opportunities for 92% of the con- struction debris and 100% of the manu- facturing discarded materials, and using Firestone Building Products pond liner to create a rainwater harvesting system that captures and uses roof runoff water. The 1.5 million-ft 2 manufacturing fa- cility employs 450 people and began pro- duction of large and ultra-large mining and heavy equipment radial tires in 2014. Brokk Opens Central Center Brokk opened its Demonstration and Ser- vice Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, bring- ing the number of company locations to three. The development follows the ac- quisition of Aquajet Systems AB in 2016 and provides a centralized location in the Midwest, U.S., to showcase machines from both companies, Brokk reported. The 10,000-ft 2 facility incorporates an outdoor proving ground. The building houses inventory for both companies, in- cluding a Brokk service fleet of more than 20 machines, for demonstrations, pur- chase or lease, Brokk reported. Dropsafe Contracts Australian Vendor Dropsafe selected Australia's Pacific Automation as an exclusive regional dis- tributer to miners. Dropsafe provides dropped object-prevention solutions. Pa- cific Automation provides products and technical support for mining applications across Australia. The Aiken ORR plant conducts neighborhood roadside cleanups, manages its site to restore the Longleaf Pine Savannah Habitat, and provides on-site STEM education for school children through the Bridgestone Environmental Education Program. (Photo: Bridgestone) The new Brokk Demonstration and Service Center, in Missouri, U.S., has an outdoor proving ground. (Photo: Brokk)

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