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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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October 2011

Oct 01, 2011

October 2011

A Shift in Focus

Editorial

Jul 05, 2011

Certifying Sustainability By Therese Dunphy Last month, our neighbors to the north brought the concept of green aggregates one step closer to the United States. Holcim (Canada) Inc. and Environmental Defence jointly established Socially and Environmentally Responsible Aggregates (SERA), a not-for-profit organization ...

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Data Mining July 2011

Jul 05, 2011

Data Mining July 2011

Strategic acquisitions and divestitures lead M&A market By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity continues to plod along with the theme of strategic bolt-on and corporate divestitures continuing to lead the way. Publicly traded companies continue efforts to repair balance sheets ...

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AggBeat

May 06, 2011

AggBeat

By Tina Grady Barbaccia Boulder Dash Makes a Bold Statement Hosting a run through the quarry promotes healthy living, employee camaraderie, and community education. The aggregates industry has long suffered from the “Not In My Backyard” (NIMBY) mentality because its operations are often ...

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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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Plant Profile

Nov 02, 2010

Plant Profile

Putting safety first For Lafarge’s Calera Quarry, safety is more than a priority…it’s a way of life. All aggregate operations must adhere to strict safety rules and regulations as set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), but Lafarge chooses ...

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