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Hanson is to create 28 jobs at a new £50m brick factory due to open in Measham this summer.
15-Apr-2009


Hanson has acquired Structherm, the West Yorkshire-based supplier of concrete building systems.
04-Jun-2007


Hanson, the building materials group, has accepted a £7.8bn takeover offer from HeidelbergCement of Germany, which is expected to lead to office closures in the UK and US.
16-May-2007


Hanson has acquired Irvine-Whitlock, the Bedford-based brickwork subcontractor with almost 600 staff and annual turnover of £53m, for undisclosed terms.
12-Mar-2007


Hanson Aggregates has acquired an asphalt plant in Runcorn from Aram Resources for undisclosed terms.
02-Jan-2007


Hanson Building Products is to submit plans to centralise its sales and administration operations at its Stewartby brickworks in Bedfordshire by 2009, with the relocation of up to 200 jobs.
03-Nov-2006


Hanson has acquired Formpave, the Gloucestershire-based concrete block paving manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
19-Jul-2006


Hanson is to acquire Civil & Marine, the producer of cement substitutes with five grinding plants and four distribution depots, for £245m, as well as Material Service Corporation, the US aggregates producer, for £170m.
03-Mar-2006


Hanson Building Products is to acquire Red Bank Manufacturing, the Derbyshire-based terracotta clay and concrete company, for undisclosed terms.
25-Jan-2006


Hanson has acquired Thermalite, the manufacturer of aerated concrete blocks with 390 staff at production sites in Newbury, West Thurrock and Sutton Coldfield, for £120m.
08-Mar-2005


Hanson has acquired Marshalls Clay Products, the clay bricks division of Marshalls with sites in Yorkshire and Lancashire, for £65m.
05-Jan-2005


Hanson Aggregates is planning to shed 316 jobs and relocate a further 234 by next June, in order to consolidate its 23 sales offices into six and its 54 materials testing centres into one laboratory.
14-Oct-2004


Hanson has acquired Athens Brick, the US brick manufacturer with 90 staff, for £22m.
02-Mar-2004


Hanson is to acquire Better Materials Corporation, the US aggregates company, for £97m.
17-Apr-2003


Hanson has paid £48m for five acquisitions, including Marshalls Flooring of Nottinghamshire, Small Lots bagged building materials of Kettering, the Red Bank soft mud brick factory in Leicestershire and aggregate operations in Spain.
02-Dec-2002


Hanson is to acquire Choctaw, the US concrete pipes company, from Amatek for £92m.
30-May-2002


Hanson is to sell HBcE, its European brick manufacturing business, to Wienerberger for £39m.
20-Feb-2002


Hanson has acquired Centennial Concrete Pipe & Products of Canada from Lafarge for £41m, in order to strengthen its position in Ontario.
09-Jan-2002


Hanson is looking to sell its bricks division, which could raise up to £500m for the expansion of its aggregates business.
04-Jul-2001


Hanson has acquired Davon, the US aggregates and ready-mix concrete maker, for £66m, in order to expand its operations in Ohio.
05-Jan-2001


Hanson has sold its waste management business to Waste Recycling Group for £185m.
02-Jan-2001


Hanson has bought 14 UK operations from Tarmac for £33m, including limestone, sand and gravel quarries, a concrete plant and an asphalt plant.
13-Sep-2000


Hanson is to acquire Birchwood Concrete Products from YJL for £8.5m, and YJL is expected to use the proceeds to fund future acquisitions.
07-Jul-2000


Hanson is to acquire two US concrete pipe manufacturers for £89m - Cincinnati Pipe and Joelson Taylor.
12-May-2000


Hanson has agreed to sell off two quarries, 25 concrete plants, and three asphalt plants in return for regulatory approval for its acquisition of Pioneer of Australia.
05-May-2000


Hanson has announced plans to expand its building materials business by spending £188m a year on acquisitions, and is particularly interested in the US, the UK, Germany, Poland, and south-east Asia.
18-Feb-2000


Hanson is merging its UK concrete blocks, pipes and precast operations into a new division called Hanson Concrete Products, and is looking to expand the business through acquisition.
03-Feb-2000


Hanson has acquired two US companies - aggregates producer Olin Jones Sand and sand producer Brewer - for a total £34m.
10-Dec-1999


Hanson is planning to acquire Pioneer International, the Australian aggregates group, for about £1.5bn.
29-Nov-1999


Hanson is acquiring two US companies for £45m - aggregates producer BR DeWitt and concrete producer Superior.
16-Nov-1999


Hanson is to acquire the European brick operations of Boral for £59m, in order to strengthen its business in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.
01-Sep-1999


Hanson is acquiring Tidewater Sand & Gravel, the US sea dredger, for £30m.
07-Jul-1999


Hanson has acquired FC Precast Concrete from Wilshaw for £3.7m, and plans to expand the concrete box culverts factory in Derby.
06-Apr-1999


Hanson is acquiring North American Brick Group from Jannock of Canada for £160m.
03-Apr-1999


Hanson has acquired Tanah Raya Group, the Malaysian aggregates company, for £16m.
06-Jan-1999


Hanson has acquired Nelson & Sloan, the Californian cement and aggregates company, for £23m, as part of an ongoing acquisitions programme in the US.
03-Dec-1998


Hanson is acquiring Condux, the US concrete products maker, for $77m.
20-Oct-1998


Hanson is selling its US road paving operation to Colas of France for £55m and will use the proceeds to invest in its core activities.
22-Apr-1998


Hanson has agreed to sell its US road building business to Colas of France for up to $95m, and is close to selling its heavy construction business to Skanska of Sweden for $55m.
09-Apr-1998


Hanson has sold Grove Worldwide, its US crane making business, to Keystone for £380m.
12-Mar-1998


Hanson is acquiring HG Fenton, the US aggregates company, for £50m, as part of a strategy to benefit from the consolidation currently taking place in the US aggregates market.
18-Feb-1998


Hanson is negotiating the sale of its Spectrum heavy construction and civil engineering businesses in the US to Skanska of Sweden, and also plans to sell the Spectrum roadbuilding business to Bouygues of France.
14-Jan-1998


Hanson is acquiring Concrete Pipe & Products, the US concrete pipe maker, for £78m.
21-Mar-1997


Hanson has sold its Seven Seas vitamin supplements business to Merck of Germany for £150m.
03-May-1996


ARC, the Hanson subsidiary, has bought Boral Edenhall, the Cumbrian-based concrete blocks company, from Boral of Australia for £24m.
25-Apr-1996


Hanson is buying the Powerhouse electrical retailing business from Southern Electric, Eastern Group and Midlands Electricity.
07-Nov-1995