A 60-day enforcement policy, effective August 3, postpones enforcement of OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction standard until October 2, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire equipment necessary for compliance.Read More
Officials of the Euro zone’s primary securities exchange bill newly listed LafargeHolcim Ltd. as “a world-scale group with European roots, offer[ing] a unique range of products and services to meet the fast-changing needs of the building industry and the challenges of urban development.” Present in 90 countries with upwards of 115,000 employees, €27 billion ($29.7 billion) in sales and €39 billion ($42.9 billion) market capitalization, Euronext Paris officials add, LafargeHolcim is a company whose “sound financial structure creates value for its shareholders, customers and other stakeholders.”Read More
Sources: CP staff
The formal closing of the Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. merger will trigger expedited unloading of U.S. and Canadian cement, aggregate and concrete production and distribution assets valued at $1 billion-plus. Topping the regulator-driven transactions will be the sale of the Holcim (Canada) Inc. business to Oldcastle Inc. parent CRH Plc, and Lafarge North America’s Davenport, Iowa, cement plant and seven-terminal Mississippi River network to Continental Cement Co. parent Summit Materials.Read More
Sources: CP staff; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
Portland Cement Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and three other plaintiffs are mounting perhaps the most decisive challenge yet to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) final rule, imploring a federal judge to vacate the measure in its entirety.Read More