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Canadian commitments

29 April 2015, Published under Cement News

As this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA Technical Cement Industry Conference heads to Toronto, Canada, ICR speaks with Michael McSweeney, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), on the industry body’s aim to promote the use of cement and concrete, and push the limits of sustainability performance. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, Cement Association of Canada ICR: The IEEE-IAS/PCA Conference comes to Toronto in April. What do you hope the meeting will achieve f...

Canada cement industry applauds impact of Federal budget

23 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has applauded the release of Budget 2015. Released on 21 April 2015 by the Minister of Finance, the Budget indicates that several billion dollars have successfully been invested in critical infrastructure projects across Canada. The CAC took the opportunity to highlight the critical importance of infrastructure investments in boosting the competitiveness and growth of the private sector, both of which it says are critical to the continued economic re...

McInnis Cement to build Bronx warehouse, USA

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement plans to build a US$40m distribution warehouse along the East River in the Bronx, New York, to help develop the borough's waterfront and reduce road traffic. McInnis Cement will transport cement down the river from Quebec in 35,000t loads. McInnis will still use trucks to deliver cement from the warehouse to customers, but the new facility should decrease the trucking situation in the borough. "We've done a pretty thorough analysis of the trucking effect in the local commun...

Preview: 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Canada, on 26-30 April 2015. This April, the North American cement industry will convene at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Toronto, Canada. Expected to attract record numbers, this unmissable event includes a comprehensive agenda featuring a large equipment exhibition, extensive conference programme, technical workshops and a field visit to the largest ...

Environmental committee established for McInnis Cement plant

01 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Following the mediation session, McInnis Cement, the CQDE (Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement), the CREGIM (Conseil régional de l'environnement Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine) and Nature Québec have agreed to the creation and operation of an Environmental Committee to monitor the environmental activities of the cement plant. A first meeting will be held as soon as possible. The mediation also led to specific commitments regarding GHG emissions of contaminants, and impacts on mari...

Bowmanville welcomes IEEE

31 March 2015, Published under Cement News

This year’s IEEE conference will feature a tour of the largest cement plant in Canada, the St Marys Bowmanville facility in Ontario. Over its history, the works has undergone several modernisation projects to reach its current cement capacity of 1.8Mta. Meanwhile, environmental improvements that incorporate innovative technology make Bowmanville an ideal destination for this year’s site visit. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry ...

New appointments at McInnis Cement, Canada

16 February 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has announced two new members of its management team for the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant currently under construction in the Gaspesie region of Canada. Alexandre Rail has been named plant manger plant manager of the new works, with the position effective immediately. "We are pleased with our recruitment of an experienced manager in the heavy industry who shares our values in the areas of health and safety, environment and quality. Alexandre has proven abilities to mobi...

S&P Puts Holcim (Canada) On WatchDev

26 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services are placing its long-term corporate credit rating on Holcim subsidiary Holcim (Canada) Inc on CreditWatch with developing implications on the parent company’s plan to divest of its Canadian operations within the next few months. "This CreditWatch placement follows our expectation that Holcim Canada's parent, Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd, will divest of its Canadian operations within the next few months in anticipation of potential competition authori...

RHI wins order at Lafarge Exshaw works

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Austrian refractory materials maker RHI AG has been awarded a supply contract for around EUR10m from Lafarge for its plant in Exshaw, western Canada. Under the contract, RHI will deliver material for the expansion of the plant.

IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference - registration open!

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Registration is now open for the 57th annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, to be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada, over 26-30 April  2015. This year’s conference theme is “BIG”. The conference is the biggest in the industry and will be hosted in Canada’s biggest city.  The biggest technical ideas will be presented in technical sessions, tutorial sessions and new professional training sessions. Plus, a field visit to the biggest cement plant in Canada...