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LafargeHolcim CEO lauds U.S. infrastructure push
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LafargeHolcim CEO lauds U.S. infrastructure push

LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen says that proposals for massive U.S. infrastructure... More

Despite Economic Uncertainties, Healthy Outlook for the Nonresidential Construction Market
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Despite Economic Uncertainties, Healthy Outlook for the Nonresidential Construction Market

AIA predicts 6% growth in 2017; continued growth in 2018 in all sectors, led by... More

Caterpillar Reports on 2016;  Provides Outlook for 2017
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Caterpillar Reports on 2016; Provides Outlook for 2017

Sales in 2016 were down from 2015 and the coming year looks to be challenging. More

How the ‘Trump Wall’ Gets Built: U.S. Concrete’s CEO Explains
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How the ‘Trump Wall’ Gets Built: U.S. Concrete’s CEO Explains

U.S. Concrete has been a primary beneficiary of the ‘Trump wall’ chatter, soaring... More

U.S. Concrte CEO who backs Trump: People Must be Realistic
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U.S. Concrte CEO who backs Trump: People Must be Realistic

Bill Sandbrook, the head of U.S. Concrete, told CNNMoney that investors are... More

Trump orders start to Border Wall with Mexico. Will it be Made of Concrete?
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Trump orders start to Border Wall with Mexico. Will it be Made of Concrete?

President Trump signed an executive action Wednesday to begin planning for a... More

What I Learned at WOC 2017
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What I Learned at WOC 2017

Concrete is in for a great year. More

Why Higher Interest Rates Won't Hurt Your Business
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Why Higher Interest Rates Won't Hurt Your Business

On Dec. 14, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate for the first... More

Why the Fed's Rate Hike Is Good for the Construction Industry
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Why the Fed's Rate Hike Is Good for the Construction Industry

The positive results for lending, bonds, and monetary flexibility far outweigh the... More

Cement Consumption Estimates Drop for 2016 and '17
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Cement Consumption Estimates Drop for 2016 and '17

Post-election political uncertainty, inflation and slower construction activity... More

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