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Lehigh Cement launches new EcoCemPlC™ bag

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has released a new bag design for Lehigh Cement’s EcoCemPLC ™ , marketed as the greener alternative to ordinary Portland cement.   The redesign comes as part of Lehigh Hanson's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and offering more sustainable options for its cement products, which are typically used in mortars, grout, precast and ready-mixed concrete, paving applications, soil stabilisation and concrete blocks and pavers.  "Th...

Bedeschi wins Lehigh Mitchell plant order

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi has been awarded a new order by Lehigh's Mitchell cement plant, in Indiana, USA, for the supply of two apron feeders to be placed in the primary and secondary crushing area to replace the old existing machines. Lehigh Cement (HeidelbergCement group) has ordered apron feeders that feature super-duty design with CAT type chains and Bedeschi super-duty belt. To provide the best service Bedeschi applied 3D scan surveys to define the exact room availability in the existing plant. T...

Lehigh Cement's quarry expansion plans opposed

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement (HeidelbergCement group) wants to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry to increase mining but faces local opposition. As part of the amendment, the proposal asks to disturb an area of the ridge that is about 30m (100ft) in height and 1219m (4000ft) across. In its May 2019 proposal to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry, Lehigh said it wants to mine additional limestone from the area and to cut back the slope for stabilisation alo...

Lehigh acquisition of Keystone Cement breaks down

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Lehigh Cement Co (HeidelbergCement Group) and Keystone Cement Co (Giant Cement group) have decided to abandon their proposed merger. The news comes about two weeks after the FTC said it was challenging Lehigh Cement’s planned acquisition of Keystone Cement. "This is great news for cement customers in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey," Acting Bureau of Competition Director, Maribeth Petrizzi, said in a statement. "The FTC voted 4-0...

Complaint filed against Lehigh Cement's proposed acquisition of Keystone Cement

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block Lehigh Cement Co LLC’s US$151m acquisition of rival Pennsylvania-based cement producer Keystone Cement Co (Element Group), alleging the deal would harm regional competition in the market. Lehigh (HeidelbergCement group) owns multiple competing factories that sell cement in Keystone markets, including two cement plants located within 40 miles of Keystone’s plant in Bath, Pennsylvania. The Commission filed an administrative complaint and aut...

Global CCS efforts accelerate

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Norcem (HeidelbergCement) received the Norwegian Parliament's carbon capture and storage (CCS) investment approval for a full-scale CCS facility at the company's Brevik cement plant in Norway. This is expected to be the first carbon capture facility for cement production and is scheduled for start-up in 2024. It is just one of many attempts to find suitable solutions for carbon capture at cement plants.  HeidelbergCement heads up the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LE...

Lehigh Cement releases 54 employees at Glen Falls plant

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement has laid off 54 of its 90 employees at its Glen Falls plant, New York state, USA, in the wake of a construction slowdown attributed to the spread of COVID-19. The company plans to discontinue most of its cement production at its Glens Falls plant, as well as operations at its quarry in Moreau, said David Dreyer, the plant manager. "The layoffs are expected to be temporary and will take effect over the next two weeks," Dreyer added. "Lehigh will begin paying 100 per cent of af...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...

Lehigh Cement Co LLC orders new plant

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

KHD Humboldt Wedag Inc has signed a contract with Lehigh Cement Co LLC (HeidelbergCement) for the engineering, supply of equipment and structural steel and advisory services for the erection and commissioning of a cement plant in the USA. The order is reported to be for more than EUR100m.