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Pca's Sullivan Darkens Already Gloomy U.S. Powder Forecast; Gauges Stimulus Impact

Armed with an overall forecast even more pessimistic than that of President Obama's top advisers, PCA Chief Economist Edward Sullivan offered a near-term outlook even more depressed than his original 2009 forecast released late last year

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Spancrete's Henry Nagy, 1908-2009

Spancrete Group notes the Jan. 13 passing of company founder Henry Nagy, whose name is synonymous architectural and structural precast throughout the Midwest, and hollow core plank and machinery worldwide. In an announcement to the industry, company officials observe, “Henry’s pioneering contribution to the concrete products industry is legend

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FedsÌ Antitrust Challenge Quells OldcastleÒpavestone

Oldcastle Architectural’s parent company has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an FTC challenge “that the acquisition would violate antitrust laws by greatly reducing competition for concrete hardscape products sold to [retailers such as] The Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart in nearly 300 metropolitan areas”

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