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Canadian Cement Association and producers call on President to up infrastructure spending

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Canada's cement companies and the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as federal ministers to plead for federal government to prioritise construction and strategic infrastructure spending. The letter signed by executives from St Marys Cement, Lafarge Canada, CRH Canada Group, Lehigh Hanson Materials Canada, McInnis Cement and CAC contains a seven point declaration, as follows:  • put the construction sector at the core of the COVID-19 Ec...

Votorantim Cimentos sees net revenue up 9% in 1Q20

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos' financial statement for the period ended 31 March 2020 reported net revenue up nine per cent to BRL2747m (US$494.6m) from BRL2524m in the 1Q19, while adjusted EBITDA fell to BRL232m from BRL586m in the 1Q19. Group cement volumes declined slightly to 6.3Mt from 6.4Mt in the year-ago period. Net revenues in Brazil in 1Q20 rose to BRL1563m from BRL1536m in 1Q19. Positive market dynamics were seen before the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. However, the expansion project at ...

Votorantim sells Canadian quarry to Sunrock Group

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos' North American business unit, St Mary's Cement, has sold an existing quarry with 1400 acres of high-quality aggregate reserves located in Burnt River, Ontario, Canada, to The Sunrock Group, a privately-held construction materials supplier headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA. According to Bryan Pfohl, the Sunrock Group’s chairman and CEO: "The Sunrock Group is looking forward to building a strong Canadian company in the Greater Toronto Area that is poised to supply high qu...

CABC report calls for Canada and USA to keep border open to cement trade

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Canadian American Business Council's (CABC) latest report on Canada/US cross-border trade calls for governments in north America to open border trade to cement and other building materials during the COVID-19 crisis to keep some liquidity in the economy. "If we don't keep this backbone of the economy going, we are going to extend the time the recovery will take, policy-makers are getting that," said Steve Morrissey, executive vice-president of the Cement Association of Canada, a member ...

GCC reports record 4Q19 US net sales

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo de Cemento de Chihuahua (GCC), the Mexican cement producer that serves cement and concrete markets in USA, Mexico and Canada had 4Q19 consolidated net sales increased 11 per cent to US$228.6m, while EBITDA increased by 49.6 per cent to US$86.4m in 4Q19. GCC's consolidated net sales in 2019 increased by 5.8 per cent to US$934.1m. EBITDA increased 13.9 per cent to US$ 292m. During 2019 GCC opened a new cement terminal opened in Fort Stockton, Texas, USA. Two long-term agreements were ...

Colacem proposed plant hearing date set

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) case involving the proposed Colacem cement plant in Champlain Township, in eastern Ontario, Canada, will be heard beginning on 2 November 2020 for four weeks, local media have reported. The case involves two appeals connected to the proposed plant, according to an article published in The Review (Canada). Champlain Township council rejected the zoning changes needed to construct the facility and Colacem appealed the decision to the Ontario Municipal...

LafargeHolcim Canada Inc appoints new VP Saskatchewan and Manitoba

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Canada Inc has promoted Tina Larson to the newly-reorganised role of Vice President, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Ms Larson first joined Lafarge in 2010 as General Manager, Pipe in the Greater Calgary Area, following a 16 year career with Weyerhaeuser Canada where she held various management positions. In 2015 she was promoted to the country level role of Director, Health and Safety for Western Canada, where she led the continuous improvement of the health and safety culture an...

Baudouin Nizet appointed head of McInnis

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Board of McInnis Cement has appointed Baudouin Nizet as president and CEO of McInnis Cement, succeeding Jean Moreau, who held the post in an interim capacity since 2018. Mr Nizet was senior vice-president at Stuart Olson Building Group but previously served as senior vice-president, Québec and Atlantic region at Holcim (Canada) in Montréal and in Toronto as president and CEO, spanning the transition to CRH Canada. The Board also named Alex Wojciechowski as COO. He has more than 30 ye...

McInnis Cement appoints new CEO and COO

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Canada’s McInnis Cement has announced the appointment of Baudouin Nizet as president and CEO, effective immediately. Mr Nizet succeeds Jean Moreau, who has served as interim president and CEO since August 2018. "The McInnis Cement Board of Directors is convinced that Mr Nizet will be able to lead McInnis through its next growth stages, while enhancing our corporate vision of producing quality cements in a sustainable, profitable and responsible manner," said the company in a statement. Th...

Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...