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LafargeHolcim chief prepares to mill “A new leader for a new world”

Sources: CP staff; LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich

LHlogo 150True to a timeline in their April 2014 announcement of a proposed union, Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. executives unveiled a new global leader in heavy building materials July 15, presenting the merged business, LafargeHolcim, as an operator of 2,500-plus cement, concrete and aggregate plants in 90 countries.

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OSHA issues temporary Confined Spaces in Construction enforcement policy

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

A 60-day enforcement policy, effective August 3, postpones enforcement of OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction standard until October 2, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire equipment necessary for compliance.

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Euro pride attends LafargeHolcim Paris, Zurich stock exchange debuts

Sources: Euronext Paris Exchange; SIX Swiss Exchange, Zurich; CP staff

Officials of the Euro zone’s primary securities exchange bill newly listed LafargeHolcim Ltd. as “a world-scale group with European roots, offer[ing] a unique range of products and services to meet the fast-changing needs of the building industry and the challenges of urban development.” Present in 90 countries with upwards of 115,000 employees, €27 billion ($29.7 billion) in sales and €39 billion ($42.9 billion) market capitalization, Euronext Paris officials add, LafargeHolcim is a company whose “sound financial structure creates value for its shareholders, customers and other stakeholders.”

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