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Insurance Plan Favors Steel-Frame Construction Users

SFA and Itasca, Ill., broker Gallagher Construction Services have launched a comprehensive underwriting program that provides steel framing users as much as 50 percent discounts on a range of insurance products

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Paver Shipments Eclipse 800 Million Square Feet

Released in mid-August, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Industry Sales Profile survey indicates a 3.2 percent increase in North American paving stone shipments from 2005 to 2006

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Hanson Paver Adds Navastone

Hanson Paver has purchased the stock of Navastone, a concrete paver and segmental retaining wall unit supplier with Cambridge, Ont., and Cement City, Mich., operations, plus Morris, Ill., and York, Pa., distribution yards

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Mcgraw-Hill Gauges 6 Percent Drop In New Construction

In its 2007 Construction Outlook Midyear Update, McGraw-Hill reports that new construction is pacing $641.4 billion, or 6 percent below the 2006 level; single family housing activity remains in decline, with renewed expansion not expected until 2008 at the earliest; the dollar value in institutional buildings is on pace for a 7 percent gain, owing to public building and education and healthcare facility work; and, commercial office work continues to rise

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Pca Tracks 2007-09 Powder Consumption Drop, Rebound

PCA's current forecast notes that cement consumption, burdened by the housing market's hard correction, has weakened in 2007 and is trending toward a 4.4 percent drop against 2006 levels, but rebounding with a 2.2 percent gain next year

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