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Lehigh Inland Cement plant in Winnipeg catches fire

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Winnipeg fire crews have been battling flames at the Lehigh Inland Cement plant on Kenaston. A ladder was extended towards the top of the structure just before noon Sunday, reports MyToba. Winnipeg police have blocked off the road leading to the factory. There is no word on how big the fire is, what sparked it, or how much damage has been caused.

McInnis Cement inaugurates plant

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Monday, 25 September saw the inauguration of the 2.3Mta McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Canada. In the presence of more than 200 guests, primarily suppliers and subcontractors and McInnis employees, the chairman of the company’s board, Laurent Beaudoin, said: "We got there, factory, quarry, terminal. The cement plant that has been talked about for so long and that the Gaspésiens have waited with patience, this grand project is officially taking off. " Recalling that its object...

Dangote sets eyes on PPC Group

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote is considering counter offers for the PPC Group and as such could spark a bidding contest for South Africa’s largest cement producer, reported The Star who quoted people close to the subject. Dangote Cement sees the bid as a way to accelerate its pan-African expansion, but the company is only one of several companies keeping a close eye on the bidding. PPC has already received one rival offer to the AfriSam Group bid from Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings and both bids...

McInnis Cement announces Atlantic distribution plan, CRH deal

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis, the New Cement Co has announced its distribution plan for all of the Atlantic provinces. The cement producer has acquired two CRH Canada-owned distribution assets, enabling it to reach the markets in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, as well as Prince Edward Island. McInnis will honour the orders of the clients supplied through those terminals and integrate their current employees.   In addition, McInnis has entered into an agreement with CRH Canada and will supply cement for this co...

Spotlight on CRH

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH reported 'satisfactory growth' in the first half of this year, with stabilising trends seen in key European markets and EBITDA growth in the Americas more than offsetting reduced activity in Asia due to a challenging market environment in the Philippines. First-half trading highlights for the international building materials group include sales of EUR13bn, two per cent ahead of 2016 and one per cent ahead on a like-for-like basis. EBITDA of EUR1.175bn were up by five per cent YoY and t...

Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot

07 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has approved a pilot project to burn tyres in the cement kilns of Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant. The province will pay the cement producer around CAD105 (US$80.87)/t to a maximum of CAD2100/day, or 20tpd, during the one-year project.  However, the step has drawn the ire of environmental groups and recycling companies. Mike Chassie, the vice-president of C and D Recycling, said his Halifax firm is losing a third of its supply of about 1m tyres a...

Calgary welcomes the IEEE-IAS/PCA

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The IEEE-IAS/PCA 59th Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition, held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 21-25 May 2017 attracted 833 delegates from 27 countries and was supported by an international exhibition of 149 exhibition stands. Delegates had the choice of attending professional development and process training sessions, as well as participating in two days of technical presentations, three forums and a plant tour of LafargeHolcim’s expanded Exshaw cement plant on the edge of ...

LafargeHolcim Canada operations receive concrete responsible sourcing certificate

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ontario and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alberta. Both plants received CSC bronze level certification for operating in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. In particular, the plants were recognized for having a clear chain of custody for materials, demonstrating a commitment t...

McInnis produces first cement

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement announced the production of the first cement on Friday, 16 June 2017, in line with the company’s schedule. “This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers and partners who have helped make our plant a performance model for the cement industry, both in terms of productivity and environment,” said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement. “With the production of the first cement, our team has commenced the various tests required in our labor...

Graymont completes sale of New York Materials business to Upstone

16 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Graymont, supplier of lime and limestone products, has completed the transaction to sell its New York Materials business to Upstone Materials Inc. The New York Materials business is focussed on providing construction stone, sand and gravel, asphalt products and ready-mix concrete to meet infrastructure and general construction needs in the region Graymont serves major markets throughout the United States and Canada, and has extended its reach into the Asia-Pacific region. Graymont also ...