Best Block and McKinney Concrete Products Change Name to Boral Best Block

01/31/2007
To complement their successful merger, Best Block and McKinney Concrete Products announced today that the companies will be known as Boral Best Block, enabling the company to build upon decades of excellent customer service and quality products. Best Block, founded by F.P. Spratlen in 1982, has a manufacturing plant in Littleton and McKinney Concrete Products, founded by Owen McKinney in 1955, has a plant in Pueblo. The companies have supplied architectural concrete block, Keystone Retaining Walls, Cultured Stone and masonry products to the Colorado market for over 50 years.
 
Both companies were acquired by Boral Industries in September 2004.  As a worldwide company with sales exceeding $4.8 billion in fiscal year 2005-2006, Boral brings the resources to improve local operations in all facets of the business. Boral is also dedicated to community development and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, HomeAid and the Pueblo YMCA.
 
Dave Caporicci, an employee for 33 years at McKinney Concrete, comments that “Boral is an employee orientated company which truly cares for its workforce. The company is spending capital to modernize the operation, making the facility more efficient and making the workers’ tasks easier.”
 
Boral Best Block provides a work environment that promotes safety, environmental sustainability, continuous learning, and quality improvements. This philosophy encourages employees to take ownership of their position within Boral and commits them to total customer satisfaction. The company’s resolve to meet schedules and provide innovative solutions to difficult challenges has earned Boral Best Block a reputation for excellence.
 
Boral Best Block is a division of Boral Construction Materials based in Denver, Colorado. For further information contact Cheryl Spinuzzi at 303-791-3334.