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Children’s app developer brings Ozinga mixer, plant into construction game

22 ozingai 150A children’s tech startup has teamed up with Mokena, Ill.-based Ozinga Bros, Inc. to add an authentic touch—ready mixed loading and delivery—to Super Nano Trucks, an interactive construction game geared for kids aged 3-8. Available for Apple devices, the Bughouse game enables youthful users to command their own construction site by delivering concrete for pavements, flatwork and foundations.

 

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IMI, Concrete Supply, Mobley pros top National Mixer Driver Championship

20 NRMCA 150Joe Zygus, based at the Irving Materials Inc. plant in Lafayette, Ind., took the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2015 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged alongside the ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

 

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World Habitat Day Tests Synergies

18 Hub 150Newly formed LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich, honored 2015 World Habitat Day last month outlining its approach to affordable housing, especially in developing countries where it has cement, aggregate, concrete and building materials operations. With world population on a steadily upward trajectory, company officials note, an adequate stock of dwellings has become one of the biggest 21st century challenges. Key figures from World Habitat Day sponsors tell the story: 4 billion people in the world do not have access to decent housing; 800 million people live in slums; and, conditions in India alone indicate a need for 150 million-plus sanitation units.

 

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Lafarge Eastern Canada Chief Marks Maritimes Mill Milestone

19 Lafarge 150More than 100 Lafarge customers and staff recently gathered in Nova Scotia for the 50th anniversary of the Brookfield cement plant and reflect on it continued role in building Atlantic Canada.

 

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LafargeHolcim signs call for Paris Climate Agreement

The world’s top integrated cement, aggregate and concrete producer, Zurich-based LafargeHolcim Ltd., has joined peers in minerals, metals and hydrocarbons—Alcoa, BHP Billiton, BP, Rio Tinto and Shell—as signatories to “In Support of a Paris Climate Agreement,” a statement the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) prepared ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.

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