The USA division manufactures clay bricks, concrete and clay roof tiles, and manufactured stone veneer for residential and mid-rise commercial buildings and has a construction materials and fly ash business. As at 30 June 2012, the division had around 2,300 employees.
Boral has a leading position in clay bricks in the USA and as at 30 June 2012 operated eight of its 13 clay brick manufacturing sites primarily in the south-east and south-west USA. Boral USA sells over 75% of its clay bricks through a network of around 42 company-owned direct selling locations with the remainder sold via a network of independent distributors..
Boral has a 50% interest in a leading stone veneer producer in the USA, with plants in California and South Carolina. Its key products, Cultured Stone, ProStone and Versetta Stone, have market leading positions and are sold through distributors across the USA and Canada. Boral will acquire the remaining 50% interest from Owens Corning in early calendar 2014.
Boral’s US roofing operations are the leading suppliers of clay and concrete roof tiles to the residential new build market. Boral USA has 13 concrete tile manufacturing facilities (currently with two plants mothballed) in the west and south-western states, Florida and Mexico, and two clay roof tile facilities in Southern California.
US Construction Materials
Boral has a number three market position in the Denver concrete market with five operating concrete batching plants and three sand and gravel deposits. In Oklahoma, Boral has the number two position in the concrete market with 12 operating concrete plants, three sand deposits and a limestone quarry.
Boral’s fly ash business processes and distributes coal combustion products in the USA on a national basis with around 26 locations, including operations at electrical utility plants, fly ash terminals, and sales offices. With cementitious properties, fly ash is used as a cement substitute.