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Insee Aggregates selects Metso to supply aggregate processing plant

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Aggregates, part of Siam City Cement Co, has selected Metso to supply a full-scope, state-of-the-art quarry processing plant for the Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand. The delivery covers all the advanced crushing and screening equipment, full electrical plant design, automation software and hardware, as well as related services and sustainable optimisation. The quarry has a large proven resource. After its completion, the plant will have an estimated production capacity of 2Mta. The in-...

Martin Marietta boosted by Building Materials

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

US-based Martin Marietta yesterday announced record consolidated net sales of US$791.7m in the first quarter of 2017, up 7.9 per cent on the same period of last year. The company also said consolidated gross profit reached a high of US$147.1m in 1Q17 compared with US$145.3m a year earlier. EBITDA totalled US$147.7m in the first quarter of this year, it added. Commenting on the performance, Ward Nye, chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta, stated: "Our strong first-quarter resu...

Cemex divests of its Pacific Northwest Materials business in the US

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that one of its subsidiaries in the US has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Pacific Northwest Materials Business to Cadman Materials Inc, a LehighHanson company and US subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for approximately US$150m. The proceeds obtained from this transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for general corporate purposes. The closing of this transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including approval...

US Concrete acquires aggregates operation in New Jersey

11 April 2017, Published under Cement News

US Concrete Inc announced yesterday that it has strengthened its aggregates capacity and ability to supply its New York City ready-mixed concrete operations by acquiring the assets of Corbett Aggregates Companies LLC, a provider of concrete sand located in Quinton, New Jersey. The acquisition furthers US Concrete's vertical integration strategy and self-sufficiency in internal aggregates consumption, the company noted. Corbett features approximately 401 acres of land with over 35Mt of pr...

France: Daniel Group to buy Lafarge quarries

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Daniel Group is to buy three assets of Lafarge in France. The Baudreix-Mirepeix site comprises a 200,000tpa alluvial gravel quarry and a concrete plant. The agreement will also include the acquisition of the 350,000tpa Louvie-Juzon, an open pit limestone quarry, as well as a further concrete plant. These purchases add to the offer of the construction material specialist, which aims to broaden its customer base. With these acquisitions, the Daniel group owns 19 sites, reports Aggregate Resea...

USA: Vulcan Materials sees 15.6% profit improvement

04 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Vulcan Materials, the largest US aggregates producer, generated a first-quarter turnover 15.6 per cent higher at US$754.7m while EBITDA doubled (+100.3 per cent) to US$155.9m. At the trading level, the first-quarter profit went from US$10.8m to US$64.9m and the net interest charge in the period dropped by 46.1 per cent to US$33.7m, giving a swing at the pretax level from a loss of US$50.7m to a US$30.5m profit and at the net attributable level the loss was replaced by a US$18.9m profit. Agg...

Latest MPA report highlights 'real concerns behind declining aggregate reserves'

12 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) fourth Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS4), covering the period to the end of 2014, shows that although the demand for aggregates continues to recover but the findings brings into sharper focus the problems of declining reserves that were raised in previous surveys. "Unless action is taken on updating and extending the coverage of mineral plans and speeding up the planning process the construction industry will face increasing supply challenges ...

HeidelbergCement starts new CI programme

12 January 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has started its Aggregates-CI programme (Continuous Improvement) to continuously optimise the operational and commercial working processes in the area of aggregates (sand, gravel and crushed rock). The new programme follows the margin improvement programme CLIMB Commercial that successfully concluded at the end of 2015. Aggregates-CI will be implemented at all of the more than 500 production sites worldwide. The process enhancements shall lead to sustainable result improveme...

Blazing the acquisition trail

14 December 2015, Published under Cement News

North American construction materials company Summit Materials has been engaged in an impressive phase of expansion, enhancing its portfolio both organically and through acquisitions. Having effectively doubled its cement capacity through the recent purchase of a 1.2Msta cement plant in Davenport, Iowa, Summit Materials President and CEO, Tom Hill, speaks to ICR about the timely nature of the deal, how it fits with the company’s vertical integration model and plans for growth. Followi...

Hope Construction Materials signs transport services contract with DB Schenker Rail UK

06 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials and DB Schenker Rail UK have have signed a five-year partnership contract for transport services. The agreement covers the transport of aggregates from the quarry at Dowlow near Buxton in the UK to 10 locations across Britain. In 2015 a new depot was opened in Walsall, West Midlands, with further depots planned to open during the contract. Coal is also conveyed twice per week from South Wales to the cement plant in Hope. The locomotive naming ceremony w...