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PRODUCERS - November 2014

Springdale, Pa.-based R.I. Lampus Co. has strengthened its leading stake in western Pennsylvania concrete block and hardscape unit production, acquiring A.A. Robbins Co. of Cambridge Springs. As reported by Pittsburgh-based Total Trib Media, the buyout of retiring owner Denny Robbins adds a Crawford County plant to Lampus’ Allegheny, Beaver, Erie and Lawrence county sites, and dovetails a recent brick distribution and retail showroom expansion.

 

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Holcim improves safety, carbon, water metrics

Holcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability ReportHolcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report details ongoing activities in sustainable development and discloses data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. “Reflecting our vision to provide foundations for society’s future sustainable environmental performance and corporate responsibility are firm parts of Holcim’s business strategy,” notes CEO Bernard Fontana. “This mindset has also been part of the foundation of our Holcim Leadership Journey and the performance indicators we release with the report confirm that we are making further progress in reaching our sustainability targets.”

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MANUFACTURERS - September 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based GivenHansco, developer of the award-winning line of Keystone integrated software products for ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt producers, recently announced an exclusive dealership arrangement with Barnes Industrial Group. 

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FiveCubits measures up to Command Alkon suite

Command Alkon Inc. has acquired Rosemont, Ill.-based FiveCubits, a [software as a service] SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions provider for ready mixed and bulk materials producers, trucking and hauling companies, and contractors. 

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BANK COMMITMENT SEALS FINANCING PACKAGE FOR MCINNIS CEMENT MILL

McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operationThe National Bank of Canada has confirmed availability of a $360 million loan for an export-driven, 2 million-plus ton per year cement plant and marine terminal in Quebec’s eastern reaches. The late-July announcement caps financing for the McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operation, led by a $500 million commitment from private and public investors, and $250 million commercial loan from province agency Investissement Québec.

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