Top Stories of 2021

Jan. 6, 2022 – There were certainly a lot of blockbuster stories in 2021. None bigger than passage of the new infrastructure bill. But interestingly, that was not the most read story on Rock Products’ website. Here is a list of the stories that made the biggest impact on our readers. You will note mergers and acquisitions get people’s attention. Well, buckle up,…

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LafargeHolcim Acquires Marshall Concrete Products

LafargeHolcim in the United States acquired Marshall Concrete Products, a “longstanding and trusted supplier” of concrete products and services in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, the company stated. This acquisition expands the footprint of local Aggregate Industries operations, part of the LafargeHolcim family of companies in the United States.

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LafargeHolcim to Partner on C&D Project

LafargeHolcim in the United States along with its subsidiary company, Geocycle, announced a cooperative agreement research project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to study how construction and demolition (C&D) materials can be used for energy recovery and mineral recycling.

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LafargeHolcim Reports Record Start to 2021

LafargeHolcim is reporting that the company got off to a record start to 2021, led by net sales improving by 7.4% and an increase in Recurring EBIT of 130.7% compared to the prior year period, both on a like-for-like basis. Cement volumes grew by 5.6% for the group and ready-mix concrete volumes grew by 2.2%, while aggregates volumes decreased by 4.0%, all on a like-for-like basis. All regions…

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LafargeHolcim Calls North American Performance ‘Remarkable’

LafargeHolcim reported half-year sales of CHF$10.7 million versus CHF$13 million during the same period in 2019. North American sales of aggregates reached 45.2 million metric tons (Mt) in the first half of 2020 versus 45.7 Mt in the first half of 2019, a decline of 1.1%. Cement sales were off slightly while ready mixed sales were up.

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LafargeHolcim Adopts New Environmental Product Declarations

LafargeHolcim in the United States announced a new program to bring greater transparency to its carbon footprint through the use of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). These declarations, much like nutritional labels, detail the environmental impact of building materials. National cement and concrete associations have developed EPD ratings on a regional or nation-wide level that have been used by the industry…

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