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Eagle Materials spreads its wings

15 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Eagle Materials Inc has grown from its early beginnings as part of Centex Corp into a multi-product building materials company. It is the largest US-owned cement firm, trades on the New York Stock Exchange and is developing solutions to introduce carbon capture at its cement plants. The recent acquisition of Kosmos Cement has boosted the company’s capacity by approximately 25 per cent and extends its reach in key US markets. Meanwhile, an ongoing strategic por...

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...