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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger ...

Charles Luck IV named NSSGA chairman

Charles Luck IV named NSSGA chairman

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 25, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, as its ...

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 25, 2015

The short-lived hold on the Holcim-Lafarge merger has ended, with the cement companies jointly stating they have “reached an agreement ...

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 18, 2015

Holcim’s board of directors has determined that its merger with Lafarge will be delayed due to a disagreement of terms ...

Atlas Copco discontinues Powercrusher crushing and screening lineup

Atlas Copco discontinues Powercrusher crushing and...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Feb 11, 2015

Atlas Copco announced that it will discontinue its Powercrusher business, which manufactures and sells mobile crushers and screeners. “We are discontinuing this business as it does not ...

Vulcan launches product calculator app

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Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 19, 2014

Vulcan Materials has launched its product calculator app for Android phone, tablet and other Android devices. The app can be a ...

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule has 3 fatal flaws

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Mar 24, 2014

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began its public hearings on a proposed update to its 40-year-old ...

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 06, 2013

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – ...

Construction of 2nd tallest building stopped over corrosive concrete

Construction of 2nd tallest building stopped over...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

Construction has been halted on what is expected to be the world's second tallest building due to an investigation into ...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 01, 2012

Pre-Measure Your Carbon Footprint   Calculators help predict the environmental impact of roadbuilding projects     By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   New tools keep appearing to ...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 09, 2012

What Went Wrong, and Why   Forensic Studies Give Clues to Pavement Failure By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Whether the pavement is black or ...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 06, 2012

Whispering Asphalt   OGFCs cut spray and can be very, very quiet.   For several years, a number of states have placed open-graded friction ...

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