Davis-Bacon support deepens along White House, Capitol Hill axis

A White House 2021 regulatory update, coupled with a U.S. Senate vote on a Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act amendment, illustrate administrative and legislative branch underpinnings for one of the most contentious statutes affecting construction: the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (Davis-Bacon or DBRA).  Among U.S. Department of Labor responses to a White House executive order is a…

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Martin Marietta charts Pacific course in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Flush in investor confidence and financial leverage fueled by a stock price in record territory, Martin Marietta Materials will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with…

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Lehigh, Giant parents scrap Keystone Cement purchase agreement

Sources: U.S. Federal Trade Commission; CP staff HeidelbergCement AG of Germany and Elementia S.A.B. de C.V. of Mexico, along with their North American subsidiaries—Lehigh Hanson Inc., Lehigh Cement Co. LLC and Giant Cement Holding, Keystone Cement Co., respectively—have terminated an agreement regarding the sale of Keystone’s Bath, Pa. plant to Lehigh Cement. The move responds to a U.S. Federal Trade…

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Lehigh Cement sets new watermark for clinker + limestone + ash blends

Lehigh Hanson Inc. is extending its recently launched, carbon-wise EcoCem portland-limestone cement series with EcoCem PLUS, milled at the Lehigh Cement Edmonton Plant and Terminal and debuting in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Finished by inter-grinding cement clinker, fly ash, limestone and gypsum, the material outperforms traditional CSA Group-grade (High Sulphate Limestone blend) HSLb-20F powder in resisting sulphate attack, common in…

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Lehigh issues first EPD based on Cement Product Category Rule 2.0

Lehigh Cement has published the industry’s premier Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) utilizing the new North American Product Category Rule for Portland, Blended, Masonry, Mortar, and Stucco Cements. The Cement PCR 2.0 document enables the flagship business of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., along with fellow Portland Cement Association and Cement Association of Canada members, to tailor EPD to sustainability and green…

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Lehigh issues first EPD based on Cement Product Category Rule 2.0

Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Cement has published the industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) utilizing the new North American Product Category Rule (PCR) for Portland, Blended, Masonry, Mortar, and Stucco Cements. The latter document enables Lehigh and fellow Portland Cement Association and Cement Association of Canada members to tailor EPD to sustainability and green building practitioners’ increasingly robust transparency standards.

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Lehigh Cement parent pencils acquisition budget hovering $2B

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HeidelbergCement AG, Germany, envisions $1.8 billion to $2.4 billion in acquisitions over the next three years, backed by $1.2 billion to $1.8 billion in non-core asset sales, plus savings realized from continuous efficiency improvements across global cement, aggregates and ready mixed concrete businesses. Driving those improvements at the Lehigh Portland Cement parent company are digital platform implementation in operations, maintenance, logistics and purchasing.

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Lehigh earmarks $600M for Indiana mill modernization, rail upgrade

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson’s most ambitious undertaking to date entails a four-year, $600 million-plus modernization and expansion of the Lehigh Cement Co. Mitchell plant, aimed at increasing capacity from present 662,038 metric-ton-per-year level; lowering energy usage and emissions per ton of finished cement; and, continuing to leverage the southern Indiana site’s limestone riches.

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Lehigh Mitchell mill garners Indiana Century Award

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Lehigh Cement Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., was presented the Governor’s Century Business Award, which honors Indiana businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 years and demonstrated a commitment to community service. Governor Eric Holcomb recognized the Lehigh Mitchell plant and company officials during an early-April award ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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American Cement, CalPortland, Lehigh plants join Energy Star Industrial roster

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

American Cement Co., CalPortland Co. and Texas Lehigh Cement Co. mills in Florida, California and Texas are among 15 plants earning EPA Energy Star Industrial Program certification for the first time in 2017. Of 93 Industrial facilities certified last year, 25 mill portland cement.

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