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EC clears Cemex over anti-competitive practices

3 Aug 2015: Cemex has been told that the European Commission (EC) has closed the investigation into anti-competitive practices initiated in December 2010 and that it will not be subject to any fines. more »

CRH completes £5bn acquisition

3 Aug 2015: Ireland’s CRH has today become the world’s third largest building materials firm and the second biggest in aggregates. more »

Materials sales soften but confidence remains undimmed

3 Aug 2015: Sales of aggregates and ready mixed concrete softened slightly in the second quarter of the year but are still firmly ahead of last year’s levels. more »

Breedon aims higher as profits double

23 Jul 2015: Breedon Aggregates has reported a 28% rise in half-year revenue and a near doubling of pre-tax profits. more »

Aggregate Industries becomes UK’s newest cement producer

21 Jul 2015: Aggregate Industries has joined the ranks of UK cement producers having taken over ownership of cement plants in Staffordshire and Northern Ireland. more »

Anglo American sells Tarmac stake to pave way for next owners

20 Jul 2015: Anglo American has completed the sale of its 50% ownership interest in Lafarge Tarmac Holdings to Lafarge SA. more »

Michelmersh Brick doubles profits

20 Jul 2015: Half-year financial results from producer Michelmersh Brick Holdings reveal that the average price of its bricks has gone up by 9% over the past year. more »

Warning issued on welding rebar

20 Jul 2015: The growth of Chinese reinforcing steel in the UK construction market has prompted industry guidance to be issued warning that it may require specialist welding techniques. more »

Red tape drive explores quarry planning

17 Jul 2015: The government has launched a review of the planning and permitting process that quarrying and mining companies must go through in a bid to make life easier for them. more »

Holcim and Lafarge complete merger

12 Jul 2015: Holcim and Lafarge have completed their merger, resulting in the creation of combined building materials giant, LafargeHolcim. more »

California turns guns into rebar

7 Jul 2015: Some 3,400 confiscated weapons have been melted into construction materials this week in the 22nd annual gun destruction in Los Angeles County. more »

Shroud reduces generator noise

1 Jul 2015: A specialist supplier of noise reduction solutions for the construction industry has come up with a shroud for generator sets. more »

Surface water treatment drainage system

1 Jul 2015: Polypipe has added to its water treatment product range with the introduction of a new surface and sub-surface water treatment drainage system, Ridgitreat. more »

Floor cassettes speed school construction

1 Jul 2015: Roof truss supplier Pasquill has manufactured and delivered metal web floor cassettes to accommodate some 1200 square metres at a new school being built in Derbyshire. more »

Cemex sees volumetric concrete mixers rise in popularity

25 Jun 2015: The concrete supply industry is increasingly taking advantage of loopholes surrounding the use of volumetric mixers, a leading supplier says. more »

Costain motorway barriers infected by contaminated concrete

21 Jun 2015: Highways England has revealed that Costain has had to carry out significant remedial work to new concrete barriers on the M1 motorway because of contaminated material supplied by Lafarge Tarmac. more »

Drainage installed to keep Somerset village open

18 Jun 2015: Skanska has used Polypipe drainage systems to help a flood-stricken Somerset village with its highway drainage. more »

Foundations completed for new Lothian wind farm

18 Jun 2015: Hope Construction Materials has completed the supply of almost 12,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete to a Scottish wind farm that is under construction. more »

New concrete plant in Leeds

15 Jun 2015: Cemex has invested £1m in a new concrete plant at its existing site in Elland Road, Leeds. more »

BAM licenses Xblocs for 1.5km breakwater

15 Jun 2015: BAM Infraconsult has signed licensing agreements for its patented Xbloc shore protection units to be used on two new projects, including a 1.5km breakwater in Costa Rica. more »

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