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Hardscape NA organizers finalize education, dealer sessions, exhibit agenda

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; Sellers Expositions, New Albany, Ind.

Hardscape North America (HNA), October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, encompasses continuing education and networking sessions for product dealers and installers, new products showcase, signature awards program and nightly entertainment. Along with co-located Green Industry & Equipment Expo, it spans 750 exhibits in the center plus a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area. As HNA producer, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute presents this year’s agenda as a “formula for a high return on investment.”

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Summit Materials bolts on LeGrand Johnson to Kilgore Cos. business

Sources: Summit Materials Inc., Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials has acquired LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., serving northern and central Utah, western Wyoming and southern Idaho through four ready mixed concrete, five sand & gravel and five asphalt plants. The Logan, Utah, operator becomes the 12th brand integrated with Kilgore Companies, an Intermountain platform—spanning upwards of 20 ready mixed and 20 aggregate sites, plus newer asphalt capacity—built since 2009.

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Index affirms strong underpinnings for nonresidential market

Sources: FMI Corp., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Except for the hint of a slight decline indicated at mid-year, commercial, industrial and institutional building activity continues at a steady pace, according to the Nonresidential Construction Index Report (NRCI) for Q3 2015. Prepared by management consultant FMI, the index reflects sentiments of construction executives nationwide.

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