Hanson Paver Products Inc. Acquires Perma Paving Stone Co.

    Acquisition Expands Company's Production of Interlocking Concrete Pavers
    and Retaining Wall Products

    DALLAS, June 25 /CNW/ -- Hanson Paver Products Inc., a division of Hanson
Building Products North America, today announced the purchase of the stock of
Toronto Vault and Concrete Products Limited, operating as Perma Paving Stone. 
The acquisition of the company, which services the Greater Toronto area with
two highly automated production facilities and four distribution centers,
expands Hanson Paver Products Inc.'s reach into Canada.
    "This acquisition will make Hanson one of the top producers of
interlocking concrete pavers and retaining wall products in Greater Toronto
and greatly increase our ability to service the U.S. market as well," said
Hanson Building Products North America's President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Manning.
    Added Rick Chatellier, Hanson Paver Products Inc. president, "This is
Hanson Paver's first acquisition outside of the United States.  Perma's
seasoned management and history of providing excellent service and products
provides a great foundation for expansion in the Greater Toronto area."
    Perma Paving Stone Co. was founded in 1975 by the Acton family in
Mississauga, Ontario.  The company will now be part of Hanson Paver Products
Inc., which has locations in five Florida cities including Lehigh Acres,
Haines City, Naples, Pompano Beach and Sarasota.
    Considered by many to be the modern replacement to concrete and asphalt
paving, since 1989, Hanson Paver Products Inc. has produced more than 200
million square feet of pavers that have been installed in Florida.  The
application of its pavers includes award winning Department of Transportation
projects, city and municipality streetscapes, roadways and many commercial and
residential award-winning projects.

    About Hanson Building Products North America
    Hanson Building Products North America, a division of Hanson PLC, is
comprised of Hanson Brick, Hanson Roof Tile, Hanson Pipe & Precast, Hanson
Structural Precast and Hanson Paver Products.  Hanson Brick is the largest
brick producer in North America. Hanson Roof Tile is a leading manufacturer of
concrete roof tile in the United States.  Hanson Pipe & Precast is a
manufacturer of concrete pipe; precast concrete products including manholes,
drainage structures, box culverts, bridge components, retaining walls and
concrete block; and steel and concrete pressure pipe.  Hanson Structural
Precast produces products used in commercial, residential and educational
buildings, sports facilities, bridges and parking structures.  Hanson Paver
Products produces decorative concrete pavers for residential and commercial
building.  For more information, please visit http://www.hansonbrick.com,
http://www.hansonrooftile.com, http://www.hansonpipeandprecast.com,
http://www.hansonpipeandprecast.com/structural and
    Hanson Building Products North America has grown and prospered into an
organization of more than 7,400 employees and 140 facilities with products
available throughout the U.S. and Canada.  To learn more about Hanson's
quality products, services and building technology please visit

    About Hanson PLC
    Hanson is one of the world's largest suppliers of heavy building
materials to the construction industry, with turnover in 2006 of 4.1bn pounds
Sterling. Our products fall into two categories: 'aggregates' (crushed rock,
sand and gravel, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and cement related products)
and 'building products' (concrete pipes, pre-cast products, concrete pavers,
blocks, tiles and clay bricks). We employ approximately 26,000 people,
operating primarily in North America, the UK and Australia with further
operations in Asia Pacific and Continental Europe.
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For further information:

For further information: Antoinette Vega of The Powell Group, 
+1-214-522-6005, ext. 106, av@powellgroup.net, Hanson Paver Products Inc. Web
Site: http://www.hansonpaverproducts.com                 
http://www.hanson.biz                  http://www.hansonbrick.com           

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