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LafargeHolcim Touts North American Market Potential

LafargeHolcim is reporting a "good start to the year" with like-for-like net sales up 3.1 percent despite the impact of adverse weather and fewer working days in the first quarter of the year.

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Summit Materials Reports Revenue Increase; Weather-Related Losses

Summit Materials Inc. announced results for the first quarter 2018. Net revenue increased by 11.9 percent to $289.9 million in the first quarter 2018, versus $259.0 million in the prior-year period. The improvement in net revenue was primarily attributable to acquisition-related contributions in the East and West segments, coupled with organic growth in the West Segment. 

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Aggregates Strength Drives Vulcan's First-Quarter Success

Vulcan Materials Co. announced that first-quarter earnings from continuing operations increased 23 percent year-over-year to $53 million on a 9 percent increase in total revenues. Gross profit was $159 million, led by a 7 percent increase in Aggregates segment gross profit to $148 million.

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Acquisition Activity Impacts Granite Construction's First Quarter

Granite Construction Inc. reported a net loss of $11.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to a net loss of $23.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. First quarter 2018 results include the impact of acquisition expenses related to Granite’s announced and pending acquisition of Layne Christensen Co. and from its recently completed purchase of LiquiForce. 

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