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Martin Marietta deepens Southeast, Mid-Atlantic stakes in $1.6B Bluegrass deal

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Martin Marietta anticipates a fourth quarter closing on Bluegrass Materials Co., billed as the largest privately held aggregates producer in the U.S., with 23 active sites across Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee. The $1.6 billion deal follows by four and two months, respectively, announcement of two other major transactions anchored on Southeast aggregates riches: CRH/Oldcastle Materials’ acquisition of Indiana-based Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. (Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia sites) and Vulcan Materials’ acquisition of Aggregates USA (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia sites).

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Lafarge Canada plants log premier Responsibly Sourced Concrete certificates

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Lafarge Canada’s Burlington, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, operations have obtained Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) bronze level certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete, indicating clear chain of custody for materials, zero waste water discharge attainment due to high recycled water use, plus strong health and safety programs.

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Industry scorecard measures aggregates' economic, employment multipliers

Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

NSSGA is spotlighting a recent Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Industry Scorecard series study concluding that each aggregates site position supports nearly five other jobs beyond the gate, while annual stone, sand & gravel sales are compounded almost fivefold when measured throughout the economy.

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Greenbuild 2017: Materials selection, carbon emissions reduction, Boston backdrop

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place November 8-10 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Informa Exhibitions anticipates 25,000 attendees from the commercial and residential professional, architect, building owner and operator, student and educator ranks.

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Command Alkon ‘elevates’ 2017 conference program

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

The leader in heavy building materials-centered information technology has raised the bar for its annual training and customer gathering, scheduled November 8-9 in New Orleans. ELEVATE 2017 – The Command Alkon Conference will draw concrete, aggregate, cement and asphalt production executives, industry analysts, provocative thought leaders, and technology users to share ideas and strategic approaches aimed at reaching the next level of growth and profitability. Presentations and training sessions will cover best practices, client case studies, and actionable insights streamlining the flow of innovation, talent and resources. 

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