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LafargeHolcim grows 2016 profits on tempered North American, global sales

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

During its first full calendar year, LafargeHolcim reported lower U.S., Canadian and worldwide cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete shipments against 2015 levels, yet paced a three-year timeline of ambitious financial and operating benchmarks announced upon the Lafarge Group-Holcim Ltd. merger in July 2015.

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GCP to sharpen admixture, materials focus upon dispatching Darex business

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff

A binding, $1 billion offer from Germany’s Henkel AG & Co. for GCP Applied Technologies’ Darex Packaging business positions the seller to pursue growth opportunities in concrete admixtures and other construction or building materials. “The transaction will allow us to enhance our focus and provide a strong balance sheet for internal investment and bolt-on acquisitions necessary to provide new products, technologies, and solutions that offer layers-of-value for our customers,” says GCP CEO Gregory Poling.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers schedule 17-session Concrete education track

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP Staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 and co-located IFPE exhibition kick off March 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, running through March 11. The shows will offer a record 143 education sessions across 10 tracks, including Concrete, Transportation and the new Technology.

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Sponsors set 2017 BIM for Masonry Symposium in Chicago area

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

The 2017 BIM-M Symposium will be May 4-5 at the District Council Training Headquarters in Addison, Ill., located approximately 30 minutes west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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California lawmakers eye construction material carbon ‘pollution’ disclosure

Sources: Office of California Assembly member Rob Bonta, Sacramento; CP staff

Billed as the first measure of its kind in the U.S., the Buy Clean California Act would require Golden State agencies to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of cement, steel, asphalt and other products specified for infrastructure work.

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