Government Relations

Oldcastle Materials is actively engaged in government relations activities at all levels of federal, state, and local government. We believe it is wise to aggressively invest in our nation’s transportation infrastructure, which is the backbone of our economy. Elected officials at all levels — from the U.S. president to the local town council members — determine how to invest in transportation infrastructure. The decisions they make affect our employees, our company, and our industry.

Oldcastle Materials strives to educate our employees about the issues that affect us and encourages them to be involved in the political process, to vote, and to educate elected officials about industry issues, our business, and the nation’s transportation needs. Our company engages elected officials by visiting their offices, inviting them to visit us at plants or job sites, and communicating to them our interests and priorities.

These pages contain information and tools to help our companies and employees engage in the political process. Oldcastle Materials’ and our employees’ political involvement can have a significant positive impact on the future of our company, our industry, and our country.

John Hay, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Communications
Oldcastle, Inc.

John HayJohn Hay assumed the role of senior vice president of government relations and corporate communications for Oldcastle, Inc. in 2011.Hay coordinates government relations activities at all levels for Oldcastle. Much of his effort focuses on transportation infrastructure investment, particularly road and highway funding, and related issues involving environmental and regulatory matters. His corporate communications responsibilities include internal and external communications as well as community relations. Prior to joining Oldcastle, Hay spent five years with The Boeing Co. in the Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., supporting Boeing’s Commercial Airplane Group, Boeing Air Traffic Management, aviation security activities, NASA programs, and commercial space activities. Hay previously served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer (D-Alabama).. Before working for Rep. Cramer, he practiced law in Huntsville, Alabama. Hay graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and earned his law degree at the University of Alabama.

Association Links

Oldcastle Materials is a member of several industry associations that advocate for and advance public policies in the aggregate, asphalt, ready mix concrete, cement and construction industries.



American Road & Transportation Builders Association

The Associated General Contractors of America

National Asphalt Pavement Association

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

Portland Cement Association

TRIP, a national transportation research group