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CRH to Acquire Ash Grove Cement

Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement Co. announced that shareholders controlling just over 63 percent of the company’s voting stock have approved an Agreement and Plan of Merger with CRH plc. The $3.5 billion transaction remains subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Cemex Honored for Energy Efficiency, Land Stewardship

Cemex received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to conserving energy and land stewardship at its Victorville cement plant, which has served the California High Desert community for more than 100 years. Company representatives were presented with the award during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

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CRH Reportedly Has Eyes Set on Suwannee

CRH plc is reportedly nearing an agreement to acquire Branford, Fla.-based Suwannee American Cement from Votorantim Cimentos and Anderson Columbia Co. to further drive growth in North America, according to Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg’s sources said the deal may value Suwannee at $750 million.

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Cemex Sells Remaining GCC Shares

Cemex announced that it sold a 9.47 percent direct interest in Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) for approximately $168 million, which will be used mainly for debt reduction and general corporate purposes. The company continues to have a 20 percent indirect interest in GCC through CAMCEM, an entity that owns a majority interest in GCC and in which CEMEX has a direct interest.

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