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Housing Starts Drop To Record, Five-Decade Low

Amid Wall Street volatility and Main Street uncertainty, home builders reduced the pace of new construction and permit issuance in October to the lowest levels for any single month on record, NAHB reported last week in response to U.S. Department of Commerce housing market figures

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Green Building Market Pacing Three-Fold Gains By 2013

The U.S. green building market is accelerating at a dramatic rate, potentially tripling over the next five years, according to “Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change”

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Essroc, Lafarge, St. Marys Idle Cement Kilns

In addition to the Holcim (US) Missouri and Michigan plant closings, sharp declines in portland cement consumption throughout the Great Lakes are forcing shut down of clinker production at St. Marys Cement, Dixon, Ill., and, Lafarge North America, Woodstock, Ont., sites

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Pca Forecaster Sees 2006-10 Powder Consumption Dropping 33 Percent

Although in his July Mid-Year 2008 Forecast, PCA Chief Economist Edward Sullivan stated his belief that the current massive cement consumption decline would last only four years (2006–2009) and see levels fall by 30 million metric tons, his end-of-year outlook paints a much bleaker story

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