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NRMCA certifies five Graniterock plants’ Environmental Product Declarations

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Northern California’s leading independent aggregate and concrete operator, Graniterock, has issued Environmental Product Declarations covering 30 mixes at three central and two transit mixed plants serving Silicon Valley and coastal markets south. NRMCA certified the documents as an EPD Program Operator, adding them to a growing industry library hosted on its website.

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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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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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LCA, carbon deployment, resilience topics highlight Concrete Sustainability Conference

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

Speakers have been selected for NRMCA’s 10th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, to be held May 12-14, in Miami. Over 60 world-renowned experts will present the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they dovetail sustainability. Keynote speakers and topics include:

 

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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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