U.S. v. Argos USA LLC, f.k.a. Argos Ready Mix LLC

Overview: 

Argos USA LLC, a producer and seller of ready-mix concrete headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, was charged with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets for sales of ready-mix concrete in the Southern District of Georgia and elsewhere. Specifically, employees of Argos and other ready-mix concrete companies coordinated the issuance of price increase letters to customers, allocated specific ready-mix concrete jobs in the coastal Georgia area, charged fuel surcharges and environmental fees, and submitted bids to customers at collusive and noncompetitive prices. The conspiracy began as early as 2010 and continued until in or about July 2016. 

For further information:

For questions about upcoming public hearings or victims’ rights, contact the Victim Hearing Coordinator in the Washington Criminal II Section.

Case Documents:

Joint Notice of Deferred Prosecution Agreement (January 4, 2021)  

Joint Motion for Deferred Prosecution Continuance (January 4, 2021)

Deferred Prosecution Agreement (January 4, 2021)

Information (January 4, 2021)

Case Open Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2021
Case Name: 
United States v. Argos USA LLC, f.k.a. Argos Ready Mix LLC
Case Type: 
Criminal
Case Violation: 
Bid Rigging
Customer, Territorial or Market Allocation - Horizontal
Price Fixing - Horizontal
Tags: 
Argos USA
Argos Ready Mix
Concrete
Industry Code: 
Cement Manufacturing
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Component: 
Antitrust Division
Updated January 12, 2021