Holcim North American Business Shows Momentum

Holcim reported net sales up 16.6% like for like and significant margin increase in all regions for the first half of the year. The North American region showed good momentum to deliver a strong margin improvement overall, with strong market demand in the United States and good recovery in Canada West. In Canada East demand was supported by key projects in Montreal…

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Biden Visits Mack Trucks; Touts Manufacturing, Infrastructure

Mack Trucks hosted President Joe Biden at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pa., where all Mack heavy-duty models for North America and export are assembled. President Biden stressed the importance of American manufacturing, buying American products and good-paying jobs during remarks made at the facility.

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EPA Proposes $24,000 Penalty for Illegal Dredging in Idaho

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing to settle a Clean Water Act case against Carl Grissom of West Richland, Wash., for unauthorized suction dredge mining in the South Fork Clearwater River in central Idaho in 2018. The agency is proposing that Grissom pay a $24,000 penalty. 

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New Study Assesses Metropolitan Road Conditions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Pittsburgh-based tech startup RoadBotics released a new study, which used artificial intelligence (AI) to assess roadway conditions in 20 of the nation’s major metropolitan areas. As millions of Americans are preparing to return to offices and downtown business districts since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the study ranked the cities where commuters may encounter fewer…

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Martin Marietta District Achieves Safety Milestone

Martin Marietta’s North Texas/Oklahoma District has been here before. In April, the group celebrated a full year (more than 1 million hours) of work without a reportable incident across all 18 of its operations. It’s the second such achievement in the district’s history and this time, the team is far better positioned to make it endure. 

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