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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 ...

PCA’s Sullivan: Cement consumption on straight growth trajectory through 2017; optimism palpable at World of Concrete

PCA’s Sullivan: Cement consumption on straight...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2015

Cement consumption grew by 8 percent in 2014 and is on track to grow another 8 percent in both 2016 ...

Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 29, 2014

Construction projects in Minnesota are struggling to get done in a timely manner due to a cement shortage. CBS Minnesota ...

Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for sand as global demand for concrete grows

Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to ...

PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption through 2016 as construction activity increases

PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 25, 2014

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains ...

Why repair cracks when you can avoid them altogether?

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 10, 2014

Fibers in concrete bridges controls cracks High-performance, fiber-reinforced concrete controls cracks and provides satisfactory bond strengths in bridge deck construction, say ...

A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 04, 2014

Stress-absorbing membrane interlayer in Rural Nevada In Washoe County, Nev. County Highway 447 was improved by cold in-place recycling, placement of ...

A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of...

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Aug 29, 2014

New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance ...

Elderly woman destroys newly poured road

Elderly woman destroys newly poured road

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 22, 2014

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly poured cement in the 25th ...

IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 18, 2014

IDEAL Tri-Bore multi-purpose hole saw claims to cut through virtually any construction material, including cement. Tri-Bore hole saws are compatible with standard ...

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 12, 2014

Holcim and Lafarge have announced the activities they plan to offload in Brazil in order to gain antitrust approval for their merger ...

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