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Willow Creek ‘Infuses’ durability in premium paving stones

Willow Creek Concrete Products of Faribault, Minn., has developed a proprietary surface treatment process for its namesake Select Series pavers, including Slatestone, Slatestone Grande, Dekrastone and Eurostone. The advanced Infusion technology imparts vibrant color, enhanced color longevity, heightened durability, and additional stain-resistant properties in concrete pavers, while also minimizing absorption rates considerably.

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EP Henry seals long-term paver protection with in-line treatment

ColorTech by New Jersey-based EP Henry is the newest advancement in paver technology and is an integral part of the manufacturing process. The in-line process treatment delivers an added layer of protective coating during production while still maintaining the surface texture of the stone, making it in many cases more indistinguishable from natural stone than pavers without ColorTech.

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Brannan expands Front Range reach through Boral CM deal

Boral Ltd. plans to unload its Colorado ready mixed and aggregates operations in a $127 million deal with Denver-based Brannan Sand & Gravel Co. Boral Construction Materials spans a namesake Aggregates site plus and six plants under the legacy Ready Mixed Concrete Co. brand. Brannan operates three ready mixed, three aggregate and four asphalt plants serving the Denver-anchored Front Range market, plus an underground-construction business.

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Google, Home Depot back building enclosure visualization developers

GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Home Depot recently led a $25 million funding round for San Francisco-based Hover, whose technology generates interactive 3D models of any property using smartphone camera-derived image files.

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Economist: Construction materials price surge largest in seven years

Prices for inputs to construction materials are 6.4 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data. The figure is the largest respective year-over-year increase since 2011.

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