PACA Holds Educational Sessions, Tour at Rohrer’s Quarry

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA), Pennsylvania’s leading voice for the crushed stone, ready mixed concrete, sand and gravel, and cement industries, offered educational sessions and a tour on Sept. 14 at PACA member Rohrer’s Quarry in Lititz. In addition to the quarry tour, attendees heard presentations about: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce led by Rick Munson of Paramount Business…

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CRH Touts Good Start to the Year

CRH plc, the global building materials group, issued a Trading Update for the first quarter, noting: Positive start to the year, good underlying demand; First-quarter sales, EBITDA and margin ahead. Integrated solutions strategy continuing to deliver across all divisions. Year-to-date acquisition spend $0.6 billion; strong pipeline of opportunities. Albert Manifold, chief executive, said, “The continued delivery of our solutions strategy resulted…

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CRH’s Americas Materials Division Solid Through Three Quarters

CRH plc issued a company update for Jan. 1 to Sept. 30. Cumulative nine-month sales to the end of September amounted to $22.8 billion, an increase of 11% compared with the corresponding period in 2020 and 7% ahead on a like-for-like basis. First-half growth moderated in the third quarter as easing pandemic related restrictions in the third quarter of 2020…

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Concrete News

July 21, 2021 – According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the estimated ready mixed concrete produced in April 2021 is 35.6 million cu. yd., 20% higher than that in April 2020. The estimated production in the U.S. through April is 114.3 million cu. yd., approximately 6.8% higher than that during the same period in 2020. NRMCA joined a…

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CRH Calls 2020 Results ‘Robust Performance In a Challenging Environment’

CRH reported yearly sales of $27.6 billion in 2020 versus $28.1 billion in 2019. The company called its 2020 results a “robust performance in a challenging environment.” Economic activity in North America was impacted by the global pandemic, partly offset by government stimulus efforts. Like-for-like sales in its Americas Materials segment declined by 3% compared to 2019, mainly impacted by…

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