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August 2, 2012

A new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) nearly doubles the expected increase in cement consumption for the year, attributing the boost to both changes in construction activity and the projected amount of cement used in future projects.

May 11, 2012

Oldcastle Architectural, a leading producer of concrete masonry products in North America, has renamed its high-density, pre-finished architectural concrete masonry unit Cordova Stone, according to a company announcement. The rebrand is part of the company’s research and development in artisan stone veneers.

December 13, 2011

After a failed attempt at a merger, Martin Marietta Materials has launched a hostile $4.8 billion offer for its rival Vulcan Materials Co., according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal combines the two largest suppliers of construction aggregates -- one of the chief ingredients of concrete -- in the nation.

September 1, 2011

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt launched a new 40-lb. demolition hammer (D25960K), which has been designed to offer contractors elite performance, comfort, durability and ease of use. The D25960K is made for a variety of professionals, including electricians, waterproofers, and mechanical, concrete, demolition and general contractors.

July 6, 2011

Sluggish demand for cement from housing construction dented the supply-demand matrix of the cement industry in the last several years, according to a report from Research and Markets. Now it's time to recover.

June 12, 2011

Maumee, Ohio-based Fypon introduced a new “Stone & Timber” collection of decorative products created to accent homes featuring stone, stucco and timber as major design themes. The Stone & Timber product line offers either a stone or woodgrain texture on exposed surfaces.

March 31, 2011

Michael W. Harlan, president and CEO of U.S. Concrete, will step down in 2011 after leading the company for the past four years, according to a March 29 announcement.

November 15, 2010

Kilz has announced a new primer product designed for the pro channel that will be...

November 7, 2010

The latest economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) indicates no growth in cement...

October 27, 2010

The six new grout and sealant colors to join the Laticrete color palette include tawny,...

May 28, 2008

John M. Piecuch succeeds Vincent Foster, a founding director of the company who had served...

March 19, 2008

Las Vegas-based concrete manufacturer Ready Mix announced a net loss of $198,651 for the fourth...

January 6, 2008

A return to normal weather patterns boosted product shipments and operating margins....

November 11, 2007

Adverse weather conditions, particularly in Texas, hurt earnings for the building materials company....

October 2, 2007

Middleburg, Pa.-based Architectural Precast had 2006 revenue of $14.3 million....

September 9, 2007

Quality Concrete, headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, will become part of Knife River Corp., the construction...

July 15, 2007

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