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Morrish succeeds Lehigh Hanson chief Harrington, joins realigned Heidelberg board

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Jon Morrish has transitioned to Lehigh Hanson president and chief executive officer from his post as South Region president. He succeeds the retiring Daniel Harrington, who during five years at the helm is credited with managing the business through one of the worst economic downturns in recent history, capitalizing on market recovery, and positioning the company for future growth.

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LafargeHolcim on same page with mining, energy giants in call for climate agreement

Sources: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, Va.; CP staff

The world’s top integrated cement, aggregate and concrete producer, Zurich-based LafargeHolcim, has joined peers in minerals, metals and hydrocarbons—Alcoa, BHP BillitonBP, Rio Tinto and Shell—as signatories to “In Support of a Paris Climate Agreement,” a statement the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) prepared ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.

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Cemex RM plants’ nuts & bolts improvements comfortably pace Energy Star goals

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

Replacement and use of more energy efficient parts and equipment such as dust collectors, conveyor belt pulleys, and lighting have enabled Cemex USA ready mixed plants in La Porte, Mission and Rosenburg, Texas, to cut their energy intensity by an average of 21 percent and meet EPA's Energy Star Challenge for Industry. The reduced power consumption is more than double the Challenge benchmark, which calls for candidates to clip energy use by 10 percent over five years.

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