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Guest Blog: Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

Feb 08, 2013

Guest Blog: Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

  The merger and acquisition news this past month came from the publicly traded companies as we continue to see balance-sheet management, a focus on core strategic business and markets, and the slow return to the buy-side. Debt has handcuffed the ...

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Lafarge cement plays a key role in Ohio wind farm construction

Jan 01, 2013

Lafarge cement plays a key role in Ohio wind farm construction

Cement supplied by Lafarge North America played a key role in the construction earlier this year of the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Ohio, which is owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables. One of the largest wind power plants in ...

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Lafarge U.S. operations spread holiday cheer

Dec 13, 2012

Lafarge U.S. operations spread holiday cheer

This holiday season, Lafarge North America operations across the United States organized charitable projects to give back to the communities that they call home. From Colorado to Iowa to Illinois, Lafarge operations were busy spreading holiday cheer by donating toys ...

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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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Optimism is Slowly Building

Jun 06, 2012

Optimism is Slowly Building

  Optimism in the construction materials sector is beginning to increase, albeit at a slow pace. While it is not necessarily showing up in reported earnings, there appears to be a sentiment that things are improving. Both Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ...

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Lafarge kicks off 2012 Health & Safety Month

Jun 01, 2012

  Lafarge North America kicked off its 2012 Health & Safety Month. As part of its activities, it will recognize achievements and focus on building health and safety awareness through programs, demonstrations, on-site access to health and wellness professionals, field days, ...

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M&A holding pattern likely in election year

May 01, 2012

M&A holding pattern likely in election year

Global volumes of announced merger and acquisition (M&A) deals dropped to U.S. $416 billion in the first quarter of 2012 from U.S. $737 billion a year ago, according to Thomson Reuters. M&A activity in the United States was down 60 ...

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Lafarge moving headquarters to Chicago

Apr 27, 2012

Lafarge will move from Herndon to Chicago in the fall, according to Illinois state officials who enticed the firm with financial incentives, The Washington Post reports. The North American headquarters of building-materials ­giant Lafarge will move from Herndon to ...

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AGG1: Something Old, Something New

Mar 19, 2012

AGG1: Something Old, Something New

A hard-hit construction industry makes it tough to grow a show, but the 3-year-old AGG1 is creating a place for education and the latest innovations.   Now in its third year, the AGG1 trade show may be in a holding pattern in ...

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State and Province News February 2012

Feb 16, 2012

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Arizona El Mirage City Council members, who allowed an earlier annexation proposal to expire, took the first step ...

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Data Mining January 2012

Jan 07, 2012

Data Mining January 2012

Mergers and acquisitions move at a snail’s pace Merger and acquisition activity continued to plug along at a snail’s pace as 2011 closed. For the year, merger and acquisition activity resembled overall movement in the construction materials sector — slow and ...

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Data Mining November 2011

Nov 13, 2011

Data Mining November 2011

Company financials reflect disappointing market conditions The number of merger and acquisition transactions in North America was up 13 percent for the three quarters ending Sept. 30, 2011, while the total value of these transactions was up 28 percent from the ...

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