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2007-2009 Cement Consumption Pacing 42 Percent Net Decline

With the industry on track for a peak-to-trough cement consumption decline of 45 million metric tons (mt) in 2007 (-10 percent), 2008 (-15 percent) and 2009 (trending -17 percent) figures--the worst in U.S. history--2010 shipments are expected to hit 83 million mt, reflecting a stabilizing economy and employment uptick

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Investor Improves Bomanite Production, Contractor Support

Second Opportunity Holding, LLC has acquired the assets of longtime decorative concrete purveyor Bomanite Corp., noting the transition means: business as usual for licensed contractors, a new designation for former franchise partners; a shift from centralized to more regional production of pigments, surface hardeners and other materials used in company flatwork and countertop designs; and, a slight rebranding to The Bomanite Company

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Baker, Cemex, U.S. Concrete Execs Named Cim Steering Committee Officers

During its annual meeting at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, the CIM National Steering Committee elected as officers: Michael Schneider of Baker Concrete Construction, chairman; Frank Craddock of Cemex, Inc., vice chairman; and, Michael Harlan of U.S. Concrete Inc., secretary/treasurer:

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Armtec Earmarks Groupe Tremca Assets For Con-Force Division

Armtec officials anticipate an early May closing on a $45 million deal for Groupe Tremca, a Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec-based producer of concrete pipe and architectural, structural and utility precast

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