On the up: Hanson
Sunday 28 February 1999
Hanson draws most of its income from the US, where it has been purchasing small and medium-sized companies that fit with its existing businesses.
Its US sales have been strong because of a robust economy and the signing of a 1998 infrastructure law that guarantees spending on construction projects in the US for the next six years.
Demand levels in the UK and continental Europe remain a concern.
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