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PCA Releases Cement Consumption Forecast

Job creation is key to improving many economic indicators, and its reduction translates into a longer wait for the construction and cement recovery. Even with an economic recovery, construction levels will remain at new floor levels and lead to relatively flat cement consumption until 2014, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

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Gulfstar Advises on Summit Materials Acquisition

GulfStar Group served as financial advisor to Ramming Paving Co. Ltd., RTI Hot Mix, RTI Materials and affiliated companies in the recent deal announced by Summit Materials. The deal closed on October 28.

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FMI Releases NRCI for the Fourth Quarter 2011

FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, released its Nonresidential Construction Index report for the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Command Alkon/JWS Unveils Surprise in Las Vegas

The 2011 Command Alkon Customer Conference in Las Vegas marked the release of the JWS Division’s Apex 5 suite of software modules for the bulk materials industry. Mining Media International editors were on-hand for the product launch.

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Lafarge Leads 2nd Annual Illinois River Clean-Up

On Oct. 14, Lafarge North America's Chicago-area operations teamed up with the national organization Living Lands and Water (LLW) on its 2nd annual Illinois River clean-up event.

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