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Nonresidential construction confidence index soars

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington

The ABC Construction Confidence Index (CCI), which reflects nonresidential construction industry prospects using three measured categories—revenues, profit margins and hiring—increased across all indices during the first six months of 2014.

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A.A. Robbins deal broadens R.I. Lampus footprint in Keystone State

Source: Trib Total Media, Pittsburgh

Springdale, Pa.-based R.I. Lampus Co. has strengthened its leading stake in western Pennsylvania concrete block and hardscape unit production, acquiring A.A. Robbins Co. of Cambridge Springs. The buyout of retiring owner Denny Robbins adds a Crawford County plant to Lampus’ Allegheny, Beaver, Erie and Lawrence county sites, and dovetails a recent brick distribution and retail showroom expansion.

Spancrete ramps up Georgia hollowcore, wall panel operation

Sources: Spancrete Group, Waukesha, Wis.; CP staff

Eyeing prospects for its namesake prestressed plank and wall products throughout the Southeast, Spancrete is upgrading a Newnan, Ga., plant. The producer projects full operation in January and a near-term payroll up to 40 at the property, located about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta.

 

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