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MA-RI-AL Indicted

On April 11, 2006, a federal grand jury returned indictments charging MA-RI-AL Corporation, which does business as Beaver Materials Corp., Chris A. Beaver, Ricky J. Beaver and John J. Blatzheim for their roles in the ready mixed concrete price-fixing conspiracy. The individuals were also indicted on charges that they knowingly made false statements to federal law enforcement officials during the investigation. The trial is set for June 5, 2006 before Judge Larry J. McKinney. In March 2006, Builder's Concrete & Supply Co. Inc. and its president, Gus “Butch” Nuckols III pleaded guilty for their participation in the ready mixed concrete conspiracy in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.