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CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Feb 04, 2015

CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

At the end of January Aggregates Manager reported that CRH emerged as the frontrunner to purchase assets from that Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. CRH has now agreed to pay $7.4 billion for the assets in a deal ...

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CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Jan 26, 2015

CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Irish cement maker CRH has emerged as the slight frontrunner to acquire assets which Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. Holcim and Lafarge's merger is expected to create a combined group with $44 billion in yearly sales. Following the ...

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Michigan DEQ approves shingles, plastics for use at cement kilns

Jan 16, 2015

Michigan DEQ approves shingles, plastics for use at cement kilns

LaFarge North America has been granted permission by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to use scrap plastics and asphalt shingles at its cement kilns in Alpena, according to the Detroit Free Press. Last fall LaFarge requested permission to burn additional fuels in ...

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Town buys sand and gravel pit from Lafarge

Jan 01, 2015

Town buys sand and gravel pit from Lafarge

The Town of Lancaster, New York, is set to buy a 28-acre sand and gravel pit from Lafarge North America on Genesee Street for $95,000, according to The Buffalo News. The town will reportedly use the land to store its millings ...

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Lafarge CEO named PCA chairman

Nov 26, 2014

Lafarge CEO named PCA chairman

John Stull, president and CEO of Lafarge North America Inc., has been named the new chairman of Portland Cement Association (PCA). Cemex USA President Karl Watson, Jr. was named vice-chairman. Stull replaces Cary O. Cohrs, president of American Cement Co., LLC. ...

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Summit Materials announces three acquisitions

Oct 10, 2014

Summit Materials announces three acquisitions

Summit Materials has announced the acquisitions of Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in southwest Houston, Texas; Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and Concrete Supply of Topeka/Builders Choice Concrete, an aggregates and ready-mix ...

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Summit Materials purchases Mainland Sand and Gravel

Sep 10, 2014

Summit Materials purchases Mainland Sand and Gravel

Summit Materials has announced the acquisition of Mainland Sand and Gravel, a supplier of construction aggregates to the Vancouver and Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Mainland operates two quarries and four river-served aggregates distribution depots. Its current team, led by ...

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Lafarge raises $35K for cancer center

Sep 03, 2014

Lafarge raises $35K for cancer center

Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary in a very special way. The company hosted its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). Lafarge representatives proudly presented a check ...

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Young teens learning to identify invasives

Aug 29, 2014

Young teens learning to identify invasives

Lafarge North America, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Huron Pines Conservation Group, have partnered up to bring 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Campers to the Presque Isle Quarry. The campers, 13-to-15-year-olds, were introduced to identifying invasive species, the issues these ...

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Lafarge employees volunteer for cleanup project

Aug 25, 2014

Lafarge employees volunteer for cleanup project

Several Lafarge employees volunteered for the Living Lands and Waters river cleanup project on the Des Plains River in Channahon, IL, close to the Lafarge Joliet Quarry. Around 30 employees from the Lafarge US corporate office and its West Aggregates operation ...

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McLanahan hires new aggregate division leader

Aug 11, 2014

McLanahan hires new aggregate division leader

McLanahan has announced the hiring or Mark Krause as the company's new general manager of the aggregate processing division. Krause takes the leadership role with 35 years of experiences in the aggregate industry. “Mark brings experience and expertise in crushing and ...

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Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Aug 06, 2014

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Holcim and Lafarge have announced the activities they plan to offload in Brazil in order to gain antitrust approval for their merger to create the largest cement maker in the world. The Swiss and French companies plan to sell several assets, including three ...

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