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HeidelbergCement AG has implemented a global program to continuously optimize operational and commercial processes at 500-plus sand & gravel and crushed stone sites. Aggregates-CI succeeds CLIMB Commercial, a margin-improvement effort that comfortably met a $130 million-plus target for 2013-2015. Management projects Aggregates-CI to attain comparable watermark by 2018.

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Franchisor eyes expanded footprint for rebranded All American Decorative Concrete

Sources: Home Franchise Concepts, Orange, Calif.; CP staff

The parent company of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living has added Concrete Craft, billing it as the world’s only decorative concrete franchise geared to offering consumers decorative, stamped and stained concrete services for residential and commercial properties. The third brand further expands what Home Franchise Concepts officials note is a commitment to providing consumers across North America “simple and sophisticated design solutions in a convenient, shop-at-home environment.”

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