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Boral boosts polymer-fly ash siding and trim output as demand, distribution climb

Sources: Boral USA, Roswell, Ga.; CP staff

To meet rapidly increasing demand, Boral is doubling TruExterior Siding & Trim capacity at a Salisbury, N.C., plant. The expansion follows the site’s recent addition of a 120,000-sq.-ft. finishing facility; along with TruExterior output, it will support continued product line development with Boral’s Innovation Factory, including the 8-in. and 10-in. Bevel Siding profiles due this fall.

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Agency confirms solid first quarter aggregate, cement consumption figures

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; CP staff

The principal federal agency tracking sand & gravel, crushed stone and portland cement shipments reports double-digit gains for each material during the first quarter of 2016 as measured against prior year figures. The U.S. Geological Survey confirms these year-over-year 2016 Q1 trends: sand & gravel, 173 million metric tons (mt), +10 percent; crushed stone, 270 million mt, +21 percent; and, portland cement, +14 percent.

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LafargeHolcim eyes production homebuilders via wall system developer alliance

Sources: Lafarge North America, Chicago; CP staff

An agreement between LafargeHolcim and Phoenix-based HercuTech Inc. positions Lafarge North America, Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries to market and support production of HercuTech, a plant-fabricated, high performance insulated concrete wall system suited to residential and light commercial applications.

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