HeidelbergCement invests in maturity sensor technology developer

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent HeidelbergCement has taken a strategic minority stake in Ottawa-based Giatec, whose proprietary sensors equip producers and their customers to monitor concrete maturity in real time. Combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, configured to integrate with a wide range of concrete industry software solutions, the sensor data informs cement optimization, quality control,…

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Lehigh Hanson adds Georgia market assets in Meriwether RM deal

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff Lehigh Hanson Inc. has acquired the assets of Meriwether Ready Mix, a Griffin, Ga. operator serving residential and commercial building customers from four plants south of Atlanta. The transaction is a bolt-on to Lehigh Hanson’s Fairburn Ready Mix business, whose seven plants are located mostly along the Interstate 85 corridor from Fairburn, Ga., near…

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National Steering Committee books another record CIM Auction

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech Mfg. High Performance Mixer package; Somero S-485 Laser Screed;…

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Lehigh Hanson closes on reserves-rich Corliss Resources

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG; CP staff Lehigh Hanson Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Sumner, Wash.-based Corliss Resources Inc., one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest, family-owned aggregates and ready-mixed concrete producers. The deal includes sand & gravel operations with annual shipments of 2 million-plus tons, reserves exceeding 175 million tons, and four ready mixed concrete plants serving the Greater Seattle area,…

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Command Alkon stake: HeidelbergCement’s ticket to tech leadership

Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent company HeidelbergCement AG announced late last month an agreement to take a 45 percent stake in Command Alkon, the global leader in software and information technology services for heavy building materials. San Francisco-based investor Thoma Bravo, which acquired Command Alkon in early 2020, will retain a 55 percent interest. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals,…

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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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