Shelby O. Mitchell is a freelance writer and former Hanley Wood editor. Since 2006, she has written for The Concrete Producer, Concrete Construction, Concrete Surfaces, Public Works, and Masonry Construction magazines. She has also provided editorial coverage and support for World of Concrete events. Before joining Hanley Wood, Shelby worked in Marketing and Communications for multi-national concrete and cement companies, RMC Industries and CEMEX. Contact Shelby by email.
Deals between private middle-market companies were structured to eliminate local competition. Larger, publicly traded companies continued to divest non-strategic operations to raise money for acquisitions.