HeidelbergCement | Allentown, Pa.

Heidelberg vaulted ahead of Holcim in revenue, and sales were up 23.5% in North America due to its 2007 purchase of Hanson. This was the first full year that revenue from Hanson was on the company’s ledger. Hanson reported more than $1.2 billion in revenue last year. Discounting Hanson’s contribution, the rest of the company saw revenue drop almost 16% in North America, which proved to be the roughest region for Germany-based Heidelberg. Chairman Bernd Scheifele told Construction Europe that Heidelberg’s record profits were due to “the exceptionally fast and successful integration of Hanson.” www.heidelbergcement.com