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Rocla Concrete frees Lehigh Hanson, Koppers partnership from railroad ties

The North American leader in prestressed concrete railroad ties has extended its market footprint and product range with the acquisition of KSA Limited Partnership, a Lehigh Hanson Inc. and Koppers Inc. joint venture serving primarily eastern U.S. markets from a Portsmouth, Ohio, plant.

 

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Strategic Holcim Mill Triples Essroc Slag Cement Capacity

Essroc Cement Corp. has integrated a 500,000 metric ton/year capacity, Camden, N.J., slag cement grinding operation into its Northeast and Mid-Atlantic powder network. It closed on the former St. Lawrence Cement and Holcim (US) Inc. mill, located along the Delaware River directly across from Philadelphia, in a deal with the newly formed LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich.

 

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LafargeHolcim CEO plan: Integration, innovation and “growth in the right places”

11 Eric 150Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. executives unveiled a new global leader in heavy building materials in mid July, presenting the merged business—LafargeHolcim Ltd., based in Zurich with major administrative office in Paris—as an operator of 2,500-plus cement, concrete and aggregate plants in 90 countries.

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