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Tempered sales no hindrance to LafargeHolcim profit growth

During its first full calendar year, LafargeHolcim Ltd. reported lower U.S., Canadian and worldwide cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete shipments against prior year levels, but paced financial and operating benchmarks outlined upon the July 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger.

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GCP formulates agents neutralizing clay factor in sub-par aggregates

The former Grace Construction Products business arrived at 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg with new sand & gravel additives and concrete admixtures aimed at mitigating poor quality aggregates’ effect on fresh mix and finished slab or structure performance. The Clarena product portfolio was front and center at GCP Applied Technologies’ Las Vegas Convention Center booth during the early-March show.

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NRMCA revises Quality Certification Program

ollowing Research, Engineering and Standards Committee review, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released version 2 of the Quality Certification program, noting criteria and submission requirements simplified from the charter version.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg manifests pent-up plant, fleet equipment needs

Concrete plant equipment manufacturers, mixer truck body builders and fellow exhibitors enjoyed solid booth traffic, quote inquiries and buying activity at 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg, some telling Concrete Products the March 7-11 event was the best such show to date. Confidence in the business climate and prospects for stepped up infrastructure investment, fueled by President Donald Trump, permeated the Las Vegas Convention Center gathering, co-located with IFPE 2017.

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2017 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE

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