Tags: Lafarge

Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Apr 08, 2013

Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Hats off to Bluegrass Materials Company. In January, Bluegrass bought a quarry in Cumming, Georgia, from Lafarge, and is now continuing to hold its annual Spring Fling. According to Forsythenews.com, the Spring Fling festival features food, music, and children’s activities. The ...

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LaFarge sells Wichita operations to Summit Materials

Apr 01, 2013

LaFarge sells Wichita operations to Summit Materials

Lafarge North America plans to sell its aggregates, concrete and asphalt/paving operations located in Wichita, Kansas, to Summit Materials, the Wichita Business Journal reported. A Lafarge spokesperson told the Wichita Business Journal that he agreement consists of Lafarge’s three aggregate quarries, ...

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Wednesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Mar 19, 2013

Wednesday AGG1 seminar standouts

We looked over the list of AGG1 Academy seminars scheduled for today and found a few that looked especially interesting and informative. If you attend one of these, please let us know what you thought of it.   Wednesday, March 20 7:30 - ...

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Grassroots advocates recognized at awards ceremony

Mar 18, 2013

Three individuals were recognized for their advocacy efforts at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Honors Award Ceremony. “Growing Forward,” a grassroots recognition program, recognizes association member participation on issues such as transportation reauthorization and other legislative initiatives ...

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Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

Mar 01, 2013

Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

By George H. Reddin 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 ...

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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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