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Cemex USA acquires Texas quarry

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has purchased a limestone quarry in Chico, 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Texas, from Blue Star Materials II. Cemex will use the reserves which are expected to last another 25 years to supply aggregates for roads, bridges, commercial buildings, housing and other building projects in the state of Texas. The quarry covers 122ha. "The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow exponentially over the next 30 years," Cemex USA Regional President-Texas and New Mexico, Joel Galass...


04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has ordered its first new aggregates dredger in 20 years. The vessel will be built at the Galati yard of Damen, Romania, and is to be delivered towards the end of 2019. It will be the first in a new generation of dredgers with improved environmental standards and a 15 per cent increase in capacity.  

Vulcan reaches agreement to acquire Polaris Materials

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vulcan Materials announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials, an aggregates and logistics company, which serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia.  The Polaris business includes an aggregates processing plant and deepwater port on Vancouver Island along with associated long term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, California. "We are very...

Breedon completes acquisition of Humberside Aggregates

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Breedon, the UK’s largest independent construction materials group, announced that it has today completed the acquisition of Humberside Aggregates Ltd (Humberside) for a total consideration of GBP9m, subject to completion adjustments. Humberside is a leading independent sand and gravel quarry and aggregates merchanting business based at North Cave near Hull in east Yorkshire, employing around 30 people. It supplies a broad range of customers, including ready-mixed concrete and mortar prod...

Cemex: environmental savings for construction by barging

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregates being barged up the River Thames Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, UK, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300t sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by eight-wheeler HG...

Martin Marietta Materials to acquire Bluegrass

27 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Martin Marietta Materials Inc and Bluegrass Materials Company announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Martin Marietta will acquire aggregates company Bluegrass for US$1.625bn in cash. Bluegrass is the largest privately-held, pure-play aggregates company in the United States, with a portfolio of more than 125 years of high-quality reserves. Bluegrass operates 23 active sites across Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee, generating consolid...

MPA publishes long-term aggregate demand and supply study for GB

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long-term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24 May at the NEC in Birmingham, the study aims to provide industry and industry stakeholders with indications of the potential volumes of aggregates that may be needed to satisfy future demand, reflecting the UK's needs for constr...

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...