Leading index shows builders matching confidence level of 2005

Source: National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose three points in October to a level of 64 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)—a level last seen at the end of the housing boom a decade ago.

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Morrish succeeds Lehigh Hanson chief Harrington, joins realigned Heidelberg board

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

Jon Morrish has transitioned to Lehigh Hanson president and chief executive officer from his post as South Region president. He succeeds the retiring Daniel Harrington, who during five years at the helm is credited with managing the business through one of the worst economic downturns in recent history, capitalizing on market recovery, and positioning the company for future growth.

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LafargeHolcim on same page with mining, energy giants in call for climate agreement

Sources: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, Va.; CP staff

The world’s top integrated cement, aggregate and concrete producer, Zurich-based LafargeHolcim, has joined peers in minerals, metals and hydrocarbons—Alcoa, BHP BillitonBP, Rio Tinto and Shell—as signatories to “In Support of a Paris Climate Agreement,” a statement the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) prepared ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.

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