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Cementos Argos supplies concrete for Caribbean’s largest effluent treatment plant

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Cementos Argos has supplied 22,978m 3 of concrete for the Mirador Norte-La Zurza wastewater treatment plant, the largest in the Caribbean, according to Dominicano Ahora. The 1.2m 3 /s treatment plant, which is being built by Incatema Consulting and under supervision of the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewer Corp, will benefit half-a-million people in the National District and Santo Domingo province, Dominican Republic. "At Argos, we are inspired to know that through our pr...

Grupo Argos to invest COP2.6trn in subsidiaries in 2019

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Grupo Argos, parent company of Cementos Argos, has stated that it plans to invest around COP2.6trn (US$816m) in its cement, energy and construction subsidiaries this year. Cementos Argos, Celsia and Odinsa will be the focus of the spending, made possible by the increase in net profits for the group in 2018. "In the coming years we'll continue to be a relevant player in the infrastructure of the country and the continent," said Grupo Argos CEO, Jorge Mario Velasquez.

Cementos Argos dispatched 16Mt of cement in 2018

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has released its financial figures and strategic milestones of 2018 during the shareholders' annual meeting. Cementos Argos reported a consolidated EBITDA of COP1.54bn (US$491.7m) and a growth of eight per cent. The company dispatched 16Mt of cement and 10.3Mm 3 of concrete generating income of COP8.4bn. Net income was COP178.563m in 2018. Regional summaries US cement dispatches in 2018 amounted to 5.7Mt, while concrete dispatches reached 7Mm 3 . This raised US$1.5bn inco...

Cementos Argos helps build MLS stadium in Washington DC

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has helped build the new Audi Field Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Washington DC, USA. As over 21,945Mm 3 of concrete was required for the project, Cementos Argos supplied 6000t of its Portland Type I/II Low Alkali cement to its customer’s two DC-based RMC plants from its facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Audi Field stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000, along with 31 luxury suites and 550 field level seats, all with a view of its 105m x 65.6m playing field....

Cementos Argos' revenues slip in 2018

21 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has posted its full-year 2018 results and reported that cement and ready-mix volumes fell in 4Q18 by three and seven per cent, respectively. The company pointed to unfavourable weather conditions in the USA and higher electricity and fuel costs in Colombia that were only partially offset by stronger sales in the Caribbean. Full-year 2018 results Cement volumes in 2018 slipped to 16.02Mt from 16.19Mt in 2017, down -1.1 per cent. 

Ready-mix volumes for the full year 2018 v...

Argos USA Corp supplies concrete for Super Bowl stadium

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos USA Corp has been a key supplier in the construction of the 83,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, the venue for the Super Bowl 2019 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on 3 February. Argos was chosen to deliver more than 200,000yd 3 of concrete (ready-mix) that were needed for the building. The project required more than 25,000 trips of mixer trucks. To accomplish with the technical and strength specifications of the 19 mega columns that support the stadium, d...

Cementos Argos to build space launch pad

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argos Cement is currently participating as the supplier of the cement needed for the construction of the Ariane VI Space Station, being built in French Guiana. Argos will ship close to 54,500t of three different types of cement with high levels of resistance and advanced technical requirements, including a road binder as a soil stabiliser solution used for the first time in this type of work, and some sulphate-resistant cements. Argos cement will be used in the construction of all the nec...

Fire put out at Martinsburg plant

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Martinsburg cement plant in the USA called fire units after 15.51h yesterday after what was thought to have been an explosion on the site. The 167th National Guard along with fire engines from Martinsburg, South Berkley, Bedington, Baker Heights Washington County, and Black Creek Valley fought fires for more than two hours. The fire was under control by 18.44h, but officials did not leave the site until 20.05h. There were no reported injuries.

Cementos Argos reports 13% rise in 3Q net income

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos revenues edged up 1.1 per cent to COP2218bn (US$692.6m) in the third quarter of 2018 from COP2194bn in the 3Q17. In terms of sales volumes, the company increased its cement sales by 2.2 per cent to 4.242Mt and ready-mix concrete (RMC) volumes by 1.3 per cent to 2.699Mm 3 in the quarter, reflecting improved dynamics in all regions. The company's EBITDA increased 4.3 per cent YoY to COP425bn from COP407bn in the year-ago period while the EBITDA margin improved to 19.2 per cen...

Argos awarded Energy Star certification

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it was awarded Energy Star certification by the US Environment Protection Agency for the third-consecutive year. The certification was awarded as a result of the company’s performance in terms of energy use at its Harleyville (SC), Newberry (FL) and Roberta (AL). The facilities fall within the 25 per cent top works with the best energy performance.