CRH makes symbolic Atlantic crossing for primary listing on Wall Street

Flanked by Ireland and CRH Americas Atlanta headquarters colleagues, CRH Plc Chief Executive Albert Manifold opened New York Stock Exchange trading late last month. Ringing the venue’s Opening Bell, he capped a shift of the producer’s primary listing from London Stock Exchange, where it will retain a standard listing. A CRH statement reiterated an earlier rationale for the Wall Street…

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Raineri, Blue Grass RM deals sustain BMC’s double-digit growth

Sources: BMC Enterprises Inc., St. Louis; CP staff The St. Louis region’s top ready mixed concrete and aggregate producer has acquired three operators serving its central-eastern Missouri home base: Blue Grass Ready Mix, single-plant Saint Robert operator; Raineri Building Materials, with two St. Louis ready mixed plants and companion construction product yards; and, Eureka Materials, single-pit sand & gravel producer.…

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Supreme Court rules for CalPortland in Teamsters strike damages case

Sources: United States Supreme Court; CP staff The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered its Washington State counterpart to resume a case where plaintiff CalPortland Co., through its Seattle-based Glacier Northwest Inc. business, seeks damages stemming from a Teamsters Local 174-initiated work stoppage that resulted in the loss of 16 loads of ready mixed concrete. In an 8-1 ruling, the High…

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LafargeHolcim dovetails stepped up U.S., Canadian regulator cooperation

Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. officials see financial benefits and integration possibilities in their proposed “merger of equals,” netting LafargeHolcim—present in 90 countries with $44 billion in sales; 470 million and 384 million tons of cement and aggregate shipments, respectively; plus, 90 million yd. of ready mixed production. The strategy they outlined in Zurich and Paris last month leads to a mid-2015 1:1 share exchange, the merged business operating under executives and directors drawn equally from both companies.

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CalPortland sustains leadership in EPA Energy Star program

Source: CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.

As 2014 Energy Star Partner of Year – Sustained Excellence Award recipient, CalPortland will be honored April 29 in Washington, D.C., the recognition earned through what EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe calls the cement, concrete and aggregate producer’s “unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient.”

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Consumers Concrete adopts fly ash-based CeraTech cement


Following success in commercially developing and marketing a line of durable and sustainable cements, CeraTech USA, LLC is now focused on building a national distribution and support network.
Consumers Concrete Corp., Michigan’s leading ready mixed concrete, block, and aggregate producer, recently became a distributor for CeraTech brands. “We are always looking for leading edge technologies,” says CEO Tom Thomas, adding that the binder fits plants already using Class C ash and proved easy to plumb through batch panels.

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