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Martin Marietta + Texas Industries?

Martin Marietta Materials logoJanuary 25, 2014 – The word on the street is, Martin Marietta Materials is in advanced talks to buy the industry's 14th largest crushed-stone producer,Texas Industries (TXI). An all-stock deal could be announced as early as this coming week, according to my sources. 

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Sullivan Predicts Growth at World of Concrete

Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Ed Sullivan January 22, 2014 – On the first day of the World of Concrete 2014 Show in Las Vegas, The Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Ed Sullivan forecast 8 percent growth in cement production this year, according to Don Marsh, editor of sister publication Concrete Products, who is reporting live from the show.

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Safety Achievement in Illinois

January 20, 2014 – Congratulations goes out to the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP). The association's  Safety Committee announced to everyone working in the aggregates industry in Illinois that they have achieved another fatality free year.

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Good Luck


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January 13, 2014 – Thomas Heath, a columnist for the Washington Post, just wrote a great piece about Luck Stone.

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World Domination

TheFreedoniaGroupIncJanuary 3, 2014 - Aggregates is poised to dominate. Through 2017, worldwide sales of construction aggregates are forecast to expand 5.8 percent per year to 53.2 billion metric tons. These and other trends are presented in World Construction Aggregates, a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

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