Market conditions, exhibitor mobilization signal solid World of Concrete

Sources: Informa Exhibitions US, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete is set for its largest staging in seven years with 1,400-plus suppliers, manufacturers and service providers exhibiting in more than 700,000 net square feet of indoor/outdoor space, February 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Shea Concrete reopens N.H. plant; expands utility, municipal, DOT lines

Sources: Shea Concrete Products, Wilmington, Mass.; CP staff

Improving New England market conditions, coupled with broader adoption of precast solutions among the region’s utility operators and municipal or state agencies, have compelled Shea Concrete to restart production at a Nottingham, N.H., plant idled since 2008.

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Market conditions favor Hanson products business public offering


The most recent proposed initial public offering of a business featuring U.S. and Canadian concrete production assets, Votorantim Cementos, was withdrawn with little explanation last fall. As presented by Brazil’s Votorantim Industrial S.A., the IPO encompassed a portfolio of cement and concrete operations in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and had a target value hovering $5 billion.

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