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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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Ozinga Unable To Overcome DemsÌ Smear Apparatus In Congressional Race

In his first bid for public office, Chicago ready mixed producer Martin Ozinga III came up short on Election Day against an opponent entrenched in the Illinois Democratic Party and financially emboldened by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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Voters Approve $71 Billion For Transportation Funding

Of the 37 state and local transportation funding-related initiatives presented to voters across the country on Election Day, 32 were approved–a success rate of 86 percent

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Elmhurst-Chicago Runs Hot & Cold

About two-and-a-half years ago, management at Illinois-based Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co., deciding to move beyond its four fixed-location ready mixed operations

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