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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...

Closing in on Canada’s carbon

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Canada has a well-established cement market and is home to several leading multinationals who dominate the sector. The main concerns of the industry are becoming more focussed on stricter environmental compliance with CO 2 taxes being implemented and more efficient grinding to improve plant performance. Canadian cement consumption is forecast to reach 9.4Mt in 2019 and is particularly high in metropolitan areas such as Edmonton, Alberta The recent Canadian elections on 21 Oc...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...

LafargeHolcim

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc saw its sales advance by 0.2 per cent YoY to MAD3.89bn (US$401.4m) in the first half of this year. Operating profit over the same period improved by 10.6 per cent YoY to MAD1.65bn, while net consolidated profit saw an 8.6 per cent uptick to MAD965m. Low rainfall in the opening months of the year resulted in a 2.1 per cent increase in cement volumes in the 1H19. Meanwhile, construction on the company’s new MAD3bn Souss plant is progressing well, with completion due in the ...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...