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St Marys Cement halts production at Dixon plant

22 December 2017, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement has suspended operations at its plant in Dixon, Illinois, reports SaukValley. The plant currently employs 62 workers and the decision is expected to result in 41 job losses. The plant will stop manufacturing cement but continue the grinding process until the inventory is fully depleted, which is likely to be next summer. The decision arrived after the plant was noted to be at a transportation disadvantage. The company’s five other cement plants are ideally located to take ...

USA: Illinois Cement workers rally as strike looms

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Conditions are ripe for a walkout at Illinois Cement Company in La Salle. Contract negotiations between Illinois Cement and the local United Steel Workers (USW) began in December. Since early March the union’s 114 members have been working without a contract, said local USW vice president T “Boo” Herndon. Members of USW Local 657 have begun meeting daily during lunchtime in the employee parking lot to discuss their status and prepare for a possible strike. “They want to raise our insur...

Lafarge to close kiln line at Joppa Cement, USA

16 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has shut down Kiln Line No 2 at its Joppa cement plant, Illinois, USA, citing the continued challenging economic environment as the reason for shutting down one of its two kilns. The company will continue to operate the plant and its associated Cave-In-Rock Quarry and manufacture specialty well cement on its Kiln 1. Lafarge has  "The shutdown was due to the state of the economy and the weak demand for cement, " said Louis Derose-Environmental and Public Relations Manager-Lafarg...