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Techo-Bloc adds ex-Rinox plant

Techo-Bloc Inc. of St-Hubert, Quebec, has acquired a Douglassville, Pa., plant to expand capacity and distribution of concrete landscape products in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets. "We will continue to seek acquisition opportunities in the U.S. and Canada, with the objective of providing [our] superior line of landscape products within a greater geographic area," says Techo-Bloc President Charles Ciccarello.

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Federal agency data shows fly ash far from hazardous

An American Coal Ash Association-sponsored report analyzing the most up-to-date U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information available concerning coal ash constituents concludes that the concentrations of metals in the material, with few exceptions, are below environmental screening levels for residential soils and similar in concentration to common dirt.

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Lafarge targets 20 percent recycled content in mix designs

Paris-based Lafarge Group has entered a new phase in its sustainability commitment with the recent launch of Sustainability Ambitions 2020. The 34 new sustainability ambitions are organized around the three main pillars of sustainable development—social, economic and environmental—and are coupled with demanding quantitative targets.

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BASF eyes ash treatment

Cleveland-based BASF Construction Chemicals Division has entered a partnership to advance treatment of fly ashes exposed to Powder Activated Carbon (PAC), widely accepted to control coal burning power plants’ mercury emissions.

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Carbon footprint calculator helps Cemex advance sustainability goals

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. of Mexico announced recently significant progress in key indicators related to sustainable construction, the company’s carbon strategy, environmental and biodiversity management, workplace safety and its contribution to provide affordable housing and infrastructure to communities around the world.

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