Ivy League professor quantifies high social costs of wood construction fires

Sources: Build with Strength Coalition, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

With special attention to incidents involving Los Angeles multi-family developments, a study from Columbia University Adjunct Assistant Professor Urvashi Kaul offers a cost-benefit analysis showing wood-framed residential building fires’ economic impact on citizens and local governments. 

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Metro Mix deal broadens LafargeHolcim, Aggregate Industries’ Denver footprint

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has closed on the assets of Metro Mix LLC, a ready mixed producer with Denver and Castle Rock, Colo., plants. The transaction adds to an already strong Colorado market presence LafargeHolcim enjoys through its integrated Aggregate Industries operations. 

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HawkeyePedershaab parent establishes umbrella identity

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

A newly formed parent company, Afinitas, encompasses a charter dry cast equipment business, HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, plus three other manufacturers acquired over the past 18 months: New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., New Hampton, Iowa; BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, Blaubeuren, Germany; and, CAM Sales Inc., Ludington, Mich.

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