Martin Marietta Heads West with $2.3B Lehigh Hanson Deal

Martin Marietta will significantly boost its West Coast presence in a $2.3 billion cash deal for the bulk of Lehigh Hanson’s West Region operations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. The acquisition provides the company with a new upstream materials-led growth platform across several of the nation’s largest and fastest growing megaregions.

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GCCA Expands ‘Innovandi’ Program


The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is expanding its innovation arm Innovandi to encompass a new Open Challenge innovation accelerator program. Open Challenge will bring together start-ups and leading cement and concrete producers to create new innovations needed for the sector to reduce its carbon emissions and solve the climate emergency.

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February Cement Shipments Drop 11%

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Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2021 were an estimated 5.7 million metric tons (Mt), an 11% decrease from shipments in February 2020, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through February totaled an estimated 12.4 Mt, a decrease of 6.2% from those for…

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