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LafargeHolcim targets insulation market with mineral foam product

LafargeHolcim Ltd. characterizes its new Airium product as a disruptive technology for the insulation market. Developed at the producer’s global research & development center near Lyon, France, the fire-resistant, mineral insulating foam improves buildings’ energy efficiency from floor to ceiling.

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CalPortland’s Hamblen, Continental’s Beck top 2017 PCA officer slate

CalPortland Co. CEO Allen Hamblen and Continental Cement Co. President Tom Beck have been elected 2017 chairman and vice chairman of the Portland Cement Association Board of Directors. Hamblen succeeds LafargeHolcim, U.S. Cement CEO John Stull, crediting his “leadership in guiding strategic initiatives that reflect industry priorities.”

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Cemex dispatches Rinker pipe and precast business in $500M Quikrete deal

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. enters the new year on track to unload a major non-core U.S. asset: the Rinker Materials concrete pipe and precast business. Under a definitive, late-2016 agreement, the producer will sell the entity to Atlanta-based Quikrete Holdings Inc. for about $500 million, plus an additional $40 million depending on future performance.

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McInnis Cement names new chief ahead of plant start up

Montreal-based McInnis Cement has appointed as president and chief executive officer Hervé Mallet, whose industrial sector tenure spans sales, marketing and operations management. Most recently, he oversaw eight production facilities as executive vice president – North America for Charlotte, N.C.-based die cast and metal injection molding specialist Dynacast International.

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Oldcastle Precast teams up with GEI Consultants and FDE for ‘French Dam’ prototype

Oldcastle Precast, civil engineering and consulting firm French Development Enterprises LLC, and Woburn, Mass.-based GEI Consultants have successfully constructed and assembled the first prototype “French Dam,” a modular precast impoundment for construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses.

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