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Cemex participates in cross-sector EPOS project

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the European Union supported EPOS project designed to foster cross-sector industrial symbiosis. The project will highlight case studies exemplifying ways for companies to use wastes from other industries to deliver greater efficiency, save raw materials and contribute to more sustainable processes. Cemex’s South Ferriby cement plant in the UK has already worked with the UK-based INEOS chemical company, to determine how waste from INEOS’s production could be used ...

Cemex celebrates 25 years of global growth

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the start of its globalisation strategy by commemorating the company’s entry into the Spanish market in 1992. Cemex began its international diversification strategy by acquiring Spanish companies Valenciana de Cementos Portland and Auxiliar de la Construcción – at that time the two largest cement makers in Spain. Initiated in 1992, its global diversification strategy enabled Cemex to consolidate its position as one of the most important compet...

Fortune recognises Cemex as a World Changing Company

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has been included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World List, a ranking that highlights 50 companies worldwide that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. With its inclusion in Fortune’s 2015 list, this marks the second time that Cemex was recognised among the world’s top 20 companies in this ranking. Fortune recognised Cemex's efforts to foster sustainable building practices by highlighting the company’s “...

Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias Program recognised in Colombia

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Colombian Construction Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL) awarded Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias program the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts to help low-income families build their own homes. The CAMACOL awarded Cemex Colombia the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts under the Bloqueras Solidarias initiative. Ricardo Naya, President of Cemex Colombia, received the award from Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia. Through Bloqu...

Finalists for 2017 Cemex Building Award revealed

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced the 61 finalists for the International Edition of the 2017 Cemex Building Award, which recognises the best architecture and construction worldwide every year. The International Edition gathers the winning projects from the different National Editions of the Cemex Building Award. This year, 17 countries issued a call for finished projects that will participate in the International Edition’s five categories and four special awards. Finalists from Colombia, Costa Rica, t...

Cemex contributes to Texas relief effort

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced a total US$500,000 donation for employee and community relief efforts in Texas, USA, after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Cemex USA has a strong operational and commercial presence in the Greater Houston area, where it is also headquartered. A rapid response effort to provide aid to affected employees and their families has been launched. Fortunately, all Cemex employees are safe. Cemex also established a fund to receive voluntary donations from its personnel ...

Cemex concrete for bridge reconstruction in Arizona

24 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is supplying concrete for the Cameron Bridge, part of a reconstruction of the Arizona section of Route 89 in the southwestern US. Spanning more than 650ft (approximately 200m), the new bridge includes four lanes for highway traffic, a pedestrian underpass, and other concrete flatwork that is expected to improve traffic flow and road safety. To best meet the project’s construction demands, Cemex installed a remote batch plant at a nearby quarry, which enabled the company to supply mo...

Phase-out of Cemex Lapis sand plant approved

23 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The California State Lands Commission has unanimously approved the phase out of operations at Cemex’s Lapis sand plant. This agreement reflects a settlement of disputes with the State Lands Commission, California Coastal Commission and the City of Marina over the historical operations of the more than 110-year old Lapis sand plant. The plant's dredge mining operation will be phased out by the end of 2020 and all plant operations will cease in 2023. As part of this resolution, Cemex has ...

Cemex to supply Mexico City’s New International Airport

17 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex expects to supply approximately 900,000m 3 of concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport. “We are very proud to participate in one of the most important infrastructure projects in Latin America,” said Juan Romero Torres, president of Cemex Mexico. “Mexico City’s New International Airport will improve the quality of life for millions of people and strengthen the city’s position as a hemispheric hub connecting the Americas.” The airport will be built in two phases, begin...

Cemex builds sustainable BRT Lane in Mexico

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex supplied 10,400m 3 of special concrete to pave the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane for one of the main avenues in Queretaro, central Mexico. Known as “QroBus”, this project was developed by the local Urban Development and Public Works authorities, headed by the Architect Romy Rojas Garrido. This BRT lane offers an alternative for sustainable mobility to residents of the state of Queretaro, which has experienced significant demographic and economic growth over the past years that...