CRH to Acquire Ash Grove Cement for $3.5B

Ash Grove Cement Co. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with CRH plc, under which CRH plc will acquire Ash Grove in a transaction valuing Ash Grove at $3.5 billion on an enterprise value basis. 

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Lafarge's Ravena Plant Completes Three-Year Modernization Project

Lafarge, a member of LafargeHolcim, unveiled a new, state-of-the-art plant at its Ravena, N.Y., facility after a three-year, multi-million-dollar modernization project to sustainably supply the region’s growing manufacturing and construction industries. The cement from the Ravena facility supplies more than 1 million tons of locally produced product for high profile projects in the Northeast including One World Trade Center, the World Trade Center Memorial and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Monarch Cement Reports Positive Second Quarter

The Monarch Cement Co., a Kansas-based cement producer, reported $28.2 million in total net sales from its cement business for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $26.9 million in the prior-year period.

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Cemex Donates $1M to Earthquake Relief in Mexico

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that it would provide $1 million in building materials for reconstruction efforts in states affected by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake that was registered off the southern coast of Mexico on Sept. 7. The company has an operational and commercial presence in the affected states.

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