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U.S. Concrete announces revenue increases during the first quarter

May 22, 2015

U.S. Concrete announces revenue increases during the first quarter

U.S. Concrete had a solid first quarter of 2015 as it saw increases nearly across the board in revenue and sales. The company reported that it saw consolidated revenue rise 17 percent to $171.3 million during the first quarter. The adjusted EBITDA ...

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Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

May 21, 2015

Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

Lafarge announced recently a new concrete solution to reduce the costs of rural roads up to 55 percent over a 20-year life cycle. Lafarge Malaysia announced the new rural roads solution recently and pilot projects are expected to get underway soon, ...

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Eagle Materials just finished a record fiscal year for profits

May 18, 2015

Eagle Materials just finished a record fiscal year for profits

  Eagle Materials Inc. wrapped up its 2015 fiscal year recently and reported the year had record revenues and sales. The Dallas aggregate company had revenues of $1.1 billion in the 2015 fiscal year. That’s up 19 percent from the year prior, ...

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Lafarge’s Spy Hill Plant produces material for growing Calgary market

Feb 16, 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregates operations around Calgary, including five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and its flagship operation at Spy Hill. The 640-acre property has a large fixed plant and several mobile ...

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Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Feb 11, 2015

Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Eagle Materials reported a record third quarter of fiscal 2015 which ended Dec. 31, 2014.The company reported record quarterly revenues of $292 million, up 27 percent year over year. The company also reported a record third quarter cement earnings of $37.6 million, up 44 ...

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Growing with Calgary

Feb 03, 2015

Growing with Calgary

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregate operations around Calgary, which include five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and the company’s flagship operation at Spy Hill. Spy Hill, a 640-acre property with a large fixed ...

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Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Oct 22, 2014

Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to a rising demand for concrete. According to a report from German publication Der Spiegel, men and women outfitted with only shovels and ...

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Elderly woman destroys newly poured concrete

Aug 22, 2014

Elderly woman destroys newly poured concrete

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly poured cement in the 25th Street construction zone in Fargo, North Dakota. The 78-year-old woman was southbound when she got confused by road signs, took a wrong ...

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Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

Jul 11, 2014

Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

ASTM International committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates celebrated 100 years of research on June 23 in Toronto, Canada. Since the committee was formed in 1914 they have led the way in developing concrete standards and practices that many companies ...

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Strengthening the concrete supply chain

May 08, 2014

Strengthening the concrete supply chain

By understanding customer concerns, aggregate producers can differentiate product offerings and provide better customer service. Providing high-quality customer service often boils down to understanding your customer’s needs and helping to solve their problems. Tim Cost, senior technical service engineer for Holcim (US) ...

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A Merger of Equals

May 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com As we wait for Martin Marietta’s acquisition of Texas Industries to clear regulatory approval, another industry merger is set to change the face of the construction materials market — both domestically and globally. On April 7, the ...

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Movie Magic Along Route 66

Apr 01, 2014

Movie Magic Along Route 66

You say tomato, and I say Tuh Mater.   By Bill Langer   Mater: My name is Mater. Lightning McQueen: Mater? Mater: Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the “tuh.” From the Pixar/Disney movie ‘Cars’   We resume our journey along Historic Route 66 at Joplin, Mo. Joplin is located ...

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