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Ash Grove Idles Bulk Of Capacity

Early-October Associated Press reports indicated that Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest independently owned producer, will

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Early-October Associated Press reports indicated that Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest independently owned producer, will suspend production at nine of its 10 U.S. mills as soon as mid-November Û earlier than the company's usual seasonal shutdowns. The move will affect about 500 of the company's 2,800 employees.