Lafarge NA headquarters shift: Dulles to O’Hare

Sources: State of Illinois; Staff reports

A state incentive package valued at $6.3 million over 10 years, coupled with skilled-workforce availability and the prospect of closer proximity to a larger portion of its customers, has compelled Lafarge North America to move its northern Virginia headquarters to a location near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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TXI Package Products deal nets Bonsal American five Texas bagging plants

Sources: Bonsal American, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; Staff reports

Oldcastle’s Bonsal American business has acquired the TXI Package Products unit of TXI Operations, LP, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. The transaction spans five plants specializing in dry mix concrete and other packaged products located around Texas’ three major markets: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Austin/San Antonio.

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PCA presents benefits of limestone-blended cement at TRB

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

The efficacy of limestone-blended cements was a popular topic at the recent Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, D.C. Paul Tennis, manager of cement and concrete technology, presented the paper, "Environmental Benefits and Performance Equivalence of Portland-Limestone Blended Cements," which he co-authored with John Melander, PCA director of product standards and technology.

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