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State and Province News – February 2016

Feb 01, 2016

State and Province News – February 2016

CALIFORNIA Planetary scientists are testing a new type of drill, which is intended to look for signs of life deep below Mars’ surface, at a United States Gypsum Co. operation in California. According to the Arizona Science and Innovation Desk, the ...

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LarfargeHolcim names new executive in charge of communication and public affairs

Dec 08, 2015

LarfargeHolcim names new executive in charge of communication and public affairs

LafargeHolcim announced earlier this month that the company had appointed a new head of communications, public affairs and sustainable development. According to the world's largest cement producer, Caroline Hempstead began working for the company Dec. 1, directly reporting to CEO Eric ...

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LafargeHolcim completes final step of merger process with the squeeze-out of Lafarge S.A.

Oct 27, 2015

LafargeHolcim completes final step of merger process with the squeeze-out of Lafarge S.A.

The merger between cement giants Holcim and Lafarge has long been complete, but the newly made LafargeHolcim put the final piece of the puzzle in place Oct. 23. According to a press release from LafargeHolcim, the world's largest aggregate company was successfully ...

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Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Oct 18, 2015

Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Larfarge Tarmac’s Topmix Permeable pavement has been making headlines the past couple of weeks with what appears to be an unquenchable thirst for water. And in the company’s product video (below), it does seem to take on huge amount of liquid, touted ...

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LafargeHolcim offers to buy back $2 billion in bonds to cut interest payments

Sep 28, 2015

LafargeHolcim offers to buy back $2 billion in bonds to cut interest payments

Aggregates giant LafargeHolcim is offering to buy back upwards of $2 billion in bonds to help cut the interest rates for the newly formed company. The French and Swiss company said it would purchase notes issued by Lafarge South America that are ...

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Top Operations: Lafarge’s Calera Quarry is putting safety first

Sep 17, 2015

Top Operations: Lafarge’s Calera Quarry is putting safety first

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Calera Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Putting safety first For Argo's Calera Quarry, safety is more than ...

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LafargeHolcim divests about $768 million in assets to Indian industrial group

Aug 17, 2015

LafargeHolcim divests about $768 million in assets to Indian industrial group

LafargeHolcim entered into an agreement with Indian company Birla Corporation Limited to sell upwards of $768 million in assets. The deal has yet to be approved by the Competition Commission of India, but the CCI did give conditional clearance back in ...

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LafargeHolcim starting out with less debt than expected

Aug 12, 2015

LafargeHolcim starting out with less debt than expected

The world's largest aggregate producer starts its new life since the merger with some good news as the company has far less debt than initially expected. According to Bloomberg, LafargeHolcim Ltd. is going to save $120 million in debt payments for the ...

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CRH finalizes $7 billion deal to purchase LafargeHolcim assets

Aug 04, 2015

CRH finalizes $7 billion deal to purchase LafargeHolcim assets

CRH has finalized the deal it made back in February to purchase the majority of the assets Lafarge and Holcim had to sell before their merger could be approved. RELATED >> CRH continues to eye large deals to grow the Irish aggregate ...

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LafargeHolcim offers to buy the remaining stake in Greek aggregate company

Aug 03, 2015

LafargeHolcim offers to buy the remaining stake in Greek aggregate company

LafargeHolcim is making moves to get even large just a month after it became the world's largest cement producer with a merger. The company offered on July 31 to purchase the remaining shares it doesn't own of the Greek aggregate company ...

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Holcim and Lafarge merger complete, LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

Jul 13, 2015

Holcim and Lafarge merger complete, LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

The merger of Holcim and Lafarge has been completed, and LafargeHolcim emerged as the largest aggregate producer in the world. Holcim announced in a press release that all of the conditions to complete its merger with Lafarge were complete July 10 with the success ...

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The new CEO of Lafarge India has been named

Jul 07, 2015

The new CEO of Lafarge India has been named

Lafarge has named the new CEO of its India branch as the cement giant's merger with Swiss aggregate producer Holcim. Lafarge selected Ujjwal Batria to head up Lafarge India, The Pioneer reported. Batria replaces Martin Kriegner, who has been tapped as ...

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