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Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is embedded in our DNA at Cemex, and this new locomotive illustrates that," said Carlos Uruchurtu, vice pr...

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02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has acquired a limestone quarry at Chico, Texas, 45 miles from Fort Worth. The 122ha site is believed to have a further 25 years of supply and the acquisition will bring the number of Texan quarries up to five. Cemex USA also has a cement works and 30 concrete batching plants in the state.   

Three Cemex USA quarries win NSSGA awards

09 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA's FEC Quarry in Miami won the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2018 Platinum Award for Excellence in Community Relations. Two other Cemex USA facilities in Florida also received community recognition from the NSSGA.   Kirk Light, Cemex USA Regional President – Florida region, accepted the award during a ceremony at the NSSGA's Annual Convention in Houston, Texas.   "The FEC Quarry and all of our operations in Florida are committed to developing long-lasting rela...

Cemex Victorville wins California energy award

24 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex‘s Victorville Cement plant received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its land stewardship and commitment to conserving energy. The award was presented during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, reports Aggregates Manager. "Cemex considers energy usage and the environment at all of our operations," says Eric Wittmann, Cemex USA regional president – west region. "t’s an honor to be recognised for the hard work we do each day. Conserv...

Cemex USA recognised for land stewardship

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been recognised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land stewardship with the 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Trans Pecos Ecoregion. The award recognises Cemex, the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co LLC and part owner of the ECLCC, Josiah Austin, for their dedication to excellence in wildlife and natural-resource management through work in Texas at the El Carmen Nature Reserve, a private trans-boundary conservat...

Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Cemex USA cement plants have been recognised with five awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for outstanding achievements in safety performance, safety innovation, and energy and environmental stewardship. Cemex's Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones cement plants were each presented with awards from the PCA on 9 May 2017, at the organisation's spring meeting in Washington DC. "Cemex is committed to safe and sustainable business practices throughout our operat...

Benchmarking energy

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Benchmarking plant energy performance enables identification of where a plant is positioned vis-a-vis the target performance and how far it must go to improve and achieve enhanced energy savings. In the US the Environmental Protection Agency provides such a benchmark with its ENERGY STAR programme. By Elizabeth Dutrow and Walt Tunnessen, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Bhaskar Dusi, Cemex USA. Figure 1: an ENERGY STAR flag (at the bottom) displayed on a US cement plant T...

USA: Eagles Materials to buy Cemex Fairborn plant

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex US has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Fairborn (OH) cement plant and cement terminal in Columbus (OH), including a bagging operation to Eagle Materials Inc for approximately US$400m. The 2016 EBITDA for the divested assets is estimated to be US$33m. The proceeds obtained from this transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for general corporate purposes. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch is acting as financial advisor to Cemex in this transaction. ...

USA: Cemex Lyons wins PCA Energy and Environment award

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded Cemex USA Lyons cement plant with its 2016 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship. The Lyons plant’s award-winning land-stewardship programme, which was launched in 2008, included limiting invasive plants and weeds, and cultivating native plants to attract local wildlife and migrating birds. The plant also optimised its quarry roads to limit fugitive dust emissions, and improve energy efficiency and employee productivity. “Ce...

USA: Cemex receives EPA certificates for five plants

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's Eneregy Star certification for 2016 at five of its cement plants. The Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield, Fairborn and Victorville plants have all been recognised by Eneregy Star for their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability. This was the 10th consequitve year that the Clinchfield plant achieved Energy Star Certification. It is one of only two plants in the USA to reach that milestone. It was also the sixth ti...