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October 15, 2018

Rhode Island, Massachusetts maps park on Blackstone River

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Officials from Massachusetts and Rhode Island are figuring out the boundaries of a park along the Blackstone River.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1gE23RO ) that officials met Monday in Pawtucket near Old Slater Mill, which is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America and will be a key piece of the Blackstone River National Historical Park.

President Barack Obama recently bsigned legislation establishing Rhode Island’s first national historical park.

It will include the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket and three other sites in Rhode Island and three in Massachusetts. It’s in the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor from Worcester to Providence.

It’s part of an effort to better protect the cultural sites along the river.

Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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Officials convene in Pawtucket to discuss R.I.’s first national historical park

PAWTUCKET — A month after President Obama signed legislation establishing Rhode Island’s first national historical park, officials held the first meeting on Monday to work out the boundaries of the park along the Blackstone River and develop a management plan.

The meeting was held in downtown Pawtucket, a stone’s throw from Old Slater Mill, which is regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America and will be a key piece of the Blackstone River National Historical Park. The park will also include the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, as well as three more Rhode Island sites and three sites in Massachusetts.

Officials from both states, as well city and town leaders and representatives of community groups, were at the meeting to start laying the groundwork for the national park, the 402nd in the United States.

“We want to make sure everyone has a voice — the mayors, the planners for all the communities,” said U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the Rhode Island Democrat who wrote the act that created the new park.

He said the park will be an important cultural resource — and a tourist attraction.

“We can use the park to educate visitors about the history and culture of Rhode Island,” he said. “It’s another reason to come to Rhode Island.”

The park is located within the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which runs from Worcester to Providence and was established in 1986. The idea for the park was hatched in 2003 as part of an effort to better protect the cultural sites along the river, said Bob Billington, director of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

“The history was always here, but we always wanted the opportunity to tell it on a national level,” he said.

Those many years of work on the proposal for the park have given stakeholders a head-start in the current effort to set it up, said U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.

“Our park will begin with this very deep and very rich history of relationships,” he said.

Meghan Kish, the National Park Service superintendent who will oversee the park, said the priorities in the planning process include delineating the park’s boundaries and formulating an overall identity for its separate pieces that include sites in Slatersville and Ashton in Rhode Island and Whitinsville and Hopedale in Massachusetts.

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Summit Materials Announces Acquisition of Mainland Sand and Gravel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Summit Materials (“Summit”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mainland Sand and Gravel (“Mainland”), a supplier of construction aggregates to the Vancouver and Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. This acquisition expands Summit’s footprint and creates a new growth platform for Summit in the attractive British Columbia market. Mainland operates two quarries and four river-served aggregates distribution depots. Mainland’s team, led by Ted Carlson and Ewan Moir, will remain in place to manage and develop the business as part of the Summit group of companies.

Summit CEO, Tom Hill, commented, “We are very happy to welcome Mainland and its employees to Summit. Mainland is a great company with a long history of supplying aggregates throughout Vancouver and Lower Mainland. We are excited about this expansion into western Canada and look forward to working with the Mainland team and Carlson family in this new market for Summit.”

Mainland President, Ted Carlson, advised, “We are delighted to join Summit as we enter the next phase of Mainland’s development. We believe there is a great fit between Mainland and Summit and we look forward to continuing to provide our many valued customers with the highest quality aggregates and service for many years to come.”

About Summit Materials

Summit Materials is a leading aggregates based construction materials company that supplies aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt, and provides paving and other services. We are committed to promoting the success of our businesses by offering a safe place to work and implementing best practices, while striving to exceed our environmental and social responsibilities. Summit Materials was formed by its CEO Tom W. Hill and a small group of investors, including members of its management team, Blackstone Capital Partners (an affiliate of The Blackstone Group) and Silverhawk Capital Partners. Summit Materials completed its first acquisition in late 2009 and since then has closed on 31 additional acquisitions, which are organized into ten operating companies in three geographic regions across the United States and western Canada. Further information is available at www.summit-materials.com.

About Blackstone

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Our asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, non-investment grade credit, secondary funds, and multi asset class exposures falling outside of other funds’ mandates. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk is an independent investment group established in 2005 to invest in management buyouts and other private equity transactions in the Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. The partners of Silverhawk have invested as a team and operated businesses since 1989. Further information is available at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com.

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Summit Materials

Brian Harris, 303-893-0012


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