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Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Sep 01, 2013

Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

By George H. Reddin Earnings reports from the construction aggregate sector show that there is improvement in the economic and construction industry fundamentals that drive demand for crushed stone, sand, and gravel. Data on housing starts and private non-residential construction continues ...

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Guest Blog: Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Aug 09, 2013

Guest Blog: Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Earnings reports from the construction aggregate sector show that there is improvement in the economic and construction industry fundamentals that drive demand for crushed stone, sand and gravel. Data on housing starts and private non-residential construction continues to be positive, leading ...

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Lafarge North America acquires Metro Materials’ New Orleans division

Aug 06, 2013

Lafarge North America acquires Metro Materials’ New Orleans division

Lafarge North America has acquired the New Orleans division of Metro Materials, Inc. The acquisition includes Metro Materials’ New Orleans assets as well as the company’s two Ready Mix concrete plants and associated trucks and equipment. Metro Materials is a family-owned ready ...

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Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

Jul 24, 2013

Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

  Lafarge North America has formed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State in which Lafarge will fund $1.5 million in projects to reduce air pollution near its Ravena, New ...

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Lafarge’s Medford Quarry achieves 36 years with no LTIs

Jul 08, 2013

Lafarge’s Medford Quarry achieves 36 years with no LTIs

Lafarge North America’s Medford Quarry in New Windsor, Maryland, last month achieved 36 years with no lost-time incidents (LTI). The milestone occurred on June 17, during the company’s 6th Annual Health & Safety Month. The achievement marks about 2.6 million man-hours ...

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Lafarge celebrates sixth annual Health and Safety Month

Jun 27, 2013

Lafarge celebrates sixth annual Health and Safety Month

Lafarge North America has been celebrating Health and Safety Month by putting extra focus on best practices in health and safety. June 2013 is the sixth annual Health and Safety Month, and this year’s theme, “At home, at work--make the link,” ...

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Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

Jun 01, 2013

Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

By George H. Reddin   Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than ...

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Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

May 01, 2013

Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

By George H. Reddin     The first quarter of 2013 closed with slow, but steady, deal activity — the same pattern we’ve seen in recent years. The demand from buyers is as healthy as we have seen in years, and there remains ...

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Lafarge’s Paulding plant creates bat shelter on site for Earth Day

Apr 24, 2013

Lafarge’s Paulding plant creates bat shelter on site for Earth Day

Lafarge North America’s Paulding Cement plant in Paulding, Ohio mounted a bat shelter in one of the plant’s wildlife habitat areas this week in honor of Earth Day. Tim Weible, senior environmental manager at the plant, said the site is certified ...

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Summit Materials acquires Westroc, purchases assets from Lafarge

Apr 12, 2013

Summit Materials acquires Westroc, purchases assets from Lafarge

Summit Materials has acquired Westroc and purchased certain aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and paving assets from Lafarge North America. Summit acquired more than 100 million tons of mineral reserves through the transactions. Summit Materials purchased two aggregates operations, three ready-mix concrete plants ...

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Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

Nov 01, 2012

Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

By George H. Reddin   Slow progress in the return of the residential market, modest enthusiasm for the passage of MAP-21, and the continued steady, albeit modest, pace of acquisitions are starting to give some optimism that the worst is behind us ...

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Mining for the Environment

Jun 07, 2012

Mining for the Environment

Lafarge’s Wildlife at Work certification shows how aggregate operations can coexist in harmony with the environment. Acompany’s gravel pit one day is another person’s wildlife-filled park down the line. Lafarge has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to turn mined- out ...

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