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Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, made from spent pot liners that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Alextra is the result of years ...

CRH sees EBITDA rise 2% in the 1H20

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has released its unaudited results for the first half of 2020, showing a 4.9 per cent YoY decline in revenue to US$12.2bn from US$12.85bn in the 1H19. However, EBITDA edged up two per cent on a like-for-like (LfL) basis to US$1.59bn. Profit before tax for the 1H20 reached US$518m against US$717m last year, primarily reflecting a lower profit on divestments. "As a Group we took swift and comprehensive action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and our ability to flex our cost base and ...

LafargeHolcim Richmond plant secures biosolids fuel supply

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed a long-term contract with CRD to provide a reliable, steady and safe supply of biosolids to use as fuel in the company's cement manufacturing at the Richmond plant, Canada. Supported by the Government of BC's CleanBC Industry Fund, LafargeHolcim's Western Canadian Geocycle team received CAD753,000 (US$562.7) in funding for the capital investment in a silo designed to co-process biosolids as low carbon fuel for the Richmond cement kiln. The silo and associated syste...

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...