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CSSGA Launches New Website

The Colorado Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (CSSGA) recently launched a new website. “As executive director of CSSGA I am pleased to be part of our new website,” said Todd Ohlheiser. “I appreciate the foresight and leadership of the CSSGA Board of Directors in supporting this initiative and keeping abreast with technology. This is yet another important step in representing this great industry, by dealing with issues critical to our membership while supplying the construction aggregate needs for our state.”

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Holcim, Lafarge Announce ‘Merger of Equals’

Holcim and Lafarge announced their intention to combine the two companies through a merger of equals, unanimously approved by their respective Board of Directors and fully supported by the core shareholders of both companies.

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Lehigh Hanson Ranks on InformationWeek Elite 100

Lehigh Hanson Inc. is ranked 43rd on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Lehigh Hanson also ranked as the top company in the construction and engineering industry.

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NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreading

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year.

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Construction Gains Jobs in March

The U.S. construction industry gained 19,000 jobs in March and the construction unemployment rate fell to 11.3 percent (non-seasonally adjusted), according to the April 4 employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Nonresidential construction segments added 6,700 jobs in March, a marked improvement from the 2,800 jobs (revised) added in February. The improvement led the construction unemployment rate to fall from 12.8 percent in February 2014 and 14.7 percent in March 2013.

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