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Trinidad Cement changes two executive managers

08 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd has announced two changes to its executive management team. The Cemex subsidiary's General Manager, Guillermo Rojo de Diego, will be replaced by Cemex Commercial VP, Gonzalo Rueda Castillo. Roberto Adrian Villarreal Villarreal will take over from Gustavo Alejandro Ruiz Silva as group strategic planning manager. Mr Rojo was appointed general manager in 2019 and will help Mr Rueda transition into the role. Mr Castillo, who has over 25 years' experience in the company, w...

Cementos Moctezuma appoints director of legal affairs

02 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Cementos Moctezuma SA de CV , part of Cementos Molins SA , has appointed Fortino Delgado Carillo as its new corporate director of legal affairs. Mr Delgado will replace Belen Molins Benavent, who resigned as of 1 July 2024 for personal reasons. Mr Delgado has more than three years of experience in the legal and corporate affairs of the company and worked previously as a manager of contentious affairs.

Dominican cement price rise affects housing construction

01 July 2024, Published under Cement News

In the Dominican Republic, cement prices, as represented in the Direct Cost of Housing Construction (ICDV), have increased by 49.3 per cent between January 2020-April 2024, according to the Dominican Association of Housing Builders and Developers (Acoprovi). This is causing inflationary pressures and increasing the cost of housing construction as cement represents 18 per cent of construction costs. In 2024 to date cement prices have advanced by eight per cent with an extra six per cent ant...

Infrastructure project greenlight for Argos

20 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Argos French Guiana has been selected as a key supplier for  the construction of the new Larivot bridge in French Guiana  Argos' commitment is to deliver 9000t of cement and 3000t of other cementitious materials for the completion of the mega-project. Since 2023, to date, it has supplied more than 2000t of cement and 750t of other cementitious materials. With a length of 1300m, 50m-deep piles, and a diameter of 1.6m, this bridge is considered one of the most important engineering works in ...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement market contracts 4% in 1Q24

19 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Total cement shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico, including imports, declined by 8.1 per cent YoY to 8.01Mt in March 2024, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, Florida, California, Arizona and Georgia accounted for 45.3 per cent of March deliveries. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries dropped 16.3 per cent YoY  to 186,000t in March 2023. F...

Caribbean Cement uses counterfeit cigarettes as RDF

07 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co Ltd has destroyed an estimated JMD400m (US$2.57m) worth of counterfeit cigarettes in its cement kiln, in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Over 600 cases of counterfeit cigarettes were seized by the Intellectual Property Branch of the country’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch.  According to Jamaica Gleaner, the cigarettes, which are a source of refuse-derived fuel, offer a safe alternative to fossil fuels for cement plants. Jorge Martine...

US and Puerto Rican cement market expands 10% in February

03 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico in February 2024 advanced 10.3 per cent to 7.59Mt when compared with February 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona with a combined share of 47.1 per cent of February deliveries.  The leading producing states of Portland and blended cement were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry ce...

CEMEX supplies Miami's Okan Tower

31 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has supplied the concrete for the massive foundation pour for Okan Tower, a 70-storey mixed-use tower that will be one of Miami's tallest buildings. The foundation pour required 1200 concrete trucks, approximately 10,000yd 3  of concrete, a crew of 300 working 36 hours straight and 160 drivers. Designed by Behar Font & Partners, Okan tower will have a hotel, residences, office space, and a curved silhouette inspired by a tulip. It will offer panoramic views of the city and the ba...

CEMEX extends Regenera to Egypt

27 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has signed an agreement with Gharbia Governorate to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt. Through this agreement, CEMEX will treat more than 800tpd of municipal solid waste received to generate alternative fuels and produce compost, ensuring minimal residual waste to landfill.  According to the company, this agreement supports circularity as well as the wellbeing of the governorate citizens by ensuring that all the daily collected waste is safely treated while avoiding th...

CEMEX develops Generative AI tool

23 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has developed the first generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool of its kind in the building material industry, transforming how its salesforce interacts with clients by providing real-time support for a superior customer experience. The tool is an advanced knowledge assistant using Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and trained with CEMEX’s product information and expertise in construction regulations. Built on a robust data management system, it offers tailored so...