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HeidelbergCement exits Lehigh White partnership

Lehigh Hanson parent company HeidelbergCement AG is selling its 51 percent stake in Lehigh White Cement Co. to minority shareholders in a deal valued at about $140 million and scheduled for closing this quarter. Ownership of Lehigh White Cement, which has 280,000 tons capacity in York, Pa., and Waco, Texas, plants, will be split between Aalborg Cement Co. (63.25 percent), a North American business of Denmark-based Aalborg Portland Holding A/S, and Cemex Inc. (36.75 percent).

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‘Codes Save Lives’ to lead Building Safety Month takeaways

The authority overseeing the widely adopted International Building and International Residential Codes will mark the 38th annual Building Safety Month with an unmistakable message: “Building Codes Save Lives.” The International Code Council-led campaign is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May and raises awareness about the importance of current building codes and code officials’ role in creating safe, sustainable structures that communities can rely on for generations.

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Eagle tile, Eldorado veneer, HercuTech walls make reNEWable Home

A top U.S. homebuilder, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Meritage Homes Corp. unveiled the reNEWable Living Home last month in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. The 5,800-sq.-ft., Orlando, Fla., property features renewable energy sources and sustainable building materials that cater to increased consumer demand for better, smarter and healthier homes.

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Builders warm to Genest Concrete’s Comfort Block

An insulated concrete masonry wall system, with block placed on adhesive or thin set mortar, was among finalists in the Best of IBS Awards/Most Innovative Building Products category, spotlighted last month during the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show (IBS), Orlando. Developed by Sanford, Me., building and hardscape unit producer Genest Concrete, Comfort Block is offered in two- and four-piece versions, CB-8 and CB-16, for 8- or 16-in. thick walls.

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Cultured Stone sculpts new Ashlar series veneer units

The producer that pioneered the manufactured stone veneer category arrived at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show 2018 with a new Sculpted Ashlar profile in three unique color variations. The veneer unit’s distinctive form is precision engineered to exhibit consistent joint lines within a unique, dimensional format that will complement a variety of regional styles. The profile debuts in three versatile colors: Silver Shore (light tones of green and grey), Grouse (medium tones of tan and brown) and Ferrous (dark tones of carbon blue, charcoal and copper).

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