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Oldcastle parent prevails in $7 billion Lafarge, Holcim asset pursuit

Sources: CP staff; CRH Plc, Dublin

In a February 2 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, CRH cites a binding commitment to acquire certain Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge SA assets, ahead of a planned, mid-year merger creating LafargeHolcim. The commitment centers on a transaction with an enterprise value of about $7.4 billion, and encompasses Holcim Canada Inc. plus a host of overseas cement, concrete and aggregate businesses.

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Cement, fly ash producers commit 100-plus truckloads to CIM Auction pool

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff

Cemex USA, Holcim (US) Inc., Lafarge North America, Lehigh Hanson Inc. and Titan America have each donated 10 truckloads of portland cement to the 10th annual CIM Auction, February 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—in conjunction with the 2015 World of Concrete.

 

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NRMCA Driver of the Year: Eastern Concrete's Ed Rieper

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA has named Edward Rieper of Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc., a U.S. Concrete Co., the Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year for 2015. A panel of industry judges selected him from a group of outstanding nominees across the U.S.

 

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