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Holcim Reports Mixed Results

Holcim reported that global economic trends remain subdued despite significant growth in several emerging markets and improved economic data from the U.S. Demand for construction materials fell in key markets such as India, Mexico, Canada, and to a lesser extent, Brazil, while Europe stabilized.

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Polaris Achieves Shipment Record

Polaris Minerals Corp. reported that, during the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013, its Orca Quarry operation loaded 15 ships carrying in excess of 1,060,000 tons, a new record for quarterly shipments. This is in sharp contrast to 2010, the low point of the recent recession, when the company loaded 18 ships through the full year and recorded sales of 1,280,000 tons.

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Professional Engineer Certified at Graniterock

John Pierre Holcomb of Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif., passed the test to become a Professional Engineer (PE), according to the company. Holcomb recently completed the 13-hour, two-day exam to become the latest Graniterock team member to receive his PE certification.

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Heiligenstein Takes Helm as IBTTA President

On January 1st, Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), Austin, Texas, began his year-long term as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them.

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