Lehigh Hanson seals green message in packaged PLC

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff EcoCemPLC portland limestone cement will arrive at big box and construction supply accounts next month in redesigned bags whose graphics emphasize the material’s key metric: A carbon dioxide emissions factor about 10 percent below that of ordinary portland cement. Evolved packaging dovetails an ongoing Lehigh Hanson commitment to carbon footprint reduction and…

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Certifications enable Lehigh Hanson plants to pace new LEED credit

Lehigh Hanson’s Cadman ready mixed plants in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., along with two sister Hanson Aggregates sites in Phoenix, Ariz., are the first North American operations to earn Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) Silver level certification. CSC certifies concrete plants at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. They reflect weighted scoring—25 percent intervals up to 100 percent—on management and operations…

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Certifications enable Lehigh Hanson plants to pace new LEED credit

Source: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas Lehigh Hanson’s Cadman ready mixed plants in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., along with two sister Hanson Aggregates sites in Phoenix, Ariz., are the first North American operations to earn Concrete Sustainability Council Silver level certification. 

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PRODUCERS – July 2021

Denver-based Summit Materials Inc. has appointed Tamla Oates-Forney as an independent director and member of the board’s Human Capital and Compensation Committee. The concrete, cement and aggregate producer’s board now comprises nine members. “Tamla brings a wealth of expertise in human capital management that will be a strategic asset to the Company. She is an accomplished global Human Resources Executive…

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Davis-Bacon support deepens along White House, Capitol Hill axis

A White House 2021 regulatory update, coupled with a U.S. Senate vote on a Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act amendment, illustrate administrative and legislative branch underpinnings for one of the most contentious statutes affecting construction: the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (Davis-Bacon or DBRA).  Among U.S. Department of Labor responses to a White House executive order is a…

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Martin Marietta charts Pacific course in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Flush in investor confidence and financial leverage fueled by a stock price in record territory, Martin Marietta Materials will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with…

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Vulcan dives deep into ready mixed with U.S. Concrete deal

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff Vulcan Materials and U.S. Concrete have entered into a definitive merger agreement projected to close the second half of 2021. The former will acquire all U.S. Concrete common stock for $74 in cash, representing a total equity value of just under $1.3 billion. The agreement sets the stage for…

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Martin Marietta blazes Pacific trail in Lehigh Hanson West deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Martin Marietta will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. Anchoring the asset package are the Lehigh Cement Redding and Tehachapi, Calif. plants, with combined annual capacity upward of…

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Lehigh Hanson aligns with supply chain-wise Building Transparency

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson is the newest pilot partner in Building Transparency, a Silicon Valley-backed nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools supporting broad and swift industry action on embodied carbon. The concrete, cement and aggregates giant aims to support advanced supply chain knowledge “for a better building future.” 

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Lehigh Redding mill to commercialize kiln exhaust-derived SCM production

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; Fortera Inc., Campbell, Calif.; CP staff Teaming with Silicon Valley material technology developer Fortera Inc., Lehigh Cement plans construction of a modestly scaled plant at its Redding, Calif. mill with an eye to transforming kiln exhaust into a supplementary cementitious material. The facility will mark the commercial debut of a proprietary recarbonation process in…

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