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CEMEX enhances its digital offering

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Five years after the launch of its end-to-end digital commercial platform, CEMEX Go, CEMEX is accelerating its evolution, targeting 100 per cent adoption across business lines and customer segments, and a fully-automated experience with supply chain visibility. Since its launch in November 2017, CEMEX Go has positioned itself as the leading end-to-end multichannel platform for the building materials industry. Today, more than 50,000 customers use the platform, representing 93 per cent o...

Lehigh Hanson set to close Glens Falls plant

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson 's Glens Falls cement plant, based in New York State, USA, is set to close next year with operations shifting to the newly-modernised Mitchell plant in Indiana, according to local news reports. “The decision to halt production at a plant is always difficult,” Alex Car, president of Lehigh Hanson’s Northeast Region, said in a statement published by the Glens Falls Chronicle. “We are thankful for the dedication and efforts of our Glens Falls workforce over the years and we ...

Holcim US fined for dust emissions

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US is to pay US$100,000 in fines for air pollution violations following reports of large clouds of cement dust leaving its factory in Theodore , Mobile County, USA. According to Al.com, Holcim US has agreed with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to play the fine and comply with its permit requirements to “prevent fugitive dust emissions.” Multiple complaints from members of the public about large dust clouds, along with reports by ADEM inspectors, were re...

Bedeschi wins US bulk material handling equipment order

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA is finalising the installation of several pieces of bulk handling equipment for Lehigh Cement's Mitchell plant in Indiana, USA. The supply includes two crusher units, two apron feeders, one stacker and one reclaimer. Both stacker and reclaimer are installed inside a longitudinal park.  The stacker will handle limestone at a capacity of 1200tph, while the reclaimer has a capacity of 650tph.

Argos records sales of COP8.5trn during the 3Q22

10 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos ) has reported the highest levels of sales and EBITDA in its history, with figures of COP8.5trn (US$302.6m) and COP1.5trn, and increases of 20.7 and 4.3   per cent, respectively. During the third quarter the EBITDA increased 27 per cent and we had an increase of 20 basis points in the EBITDA margin during the period.   Regarding volumes, from January to September, Argos delivered 12.3Mt of cement, 2.3  per cent less and 5.8Mm 3 of concrete, 8.7 per cent higher. Du...

Summit Materials net revenue rises to US$686m in 3Q22

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials ' reported net revenue rose by US$23.8m to US$686m in the 3Q22, up 3.6 per cent on the 3Q21. Adjusted EBITDA declined US$5.4m to US$184.9m over the same period, reflecting the impact of divestitures and inflationary cost of revenue conditions.   The company saw 3Q22 cement net revenues of US$119.9m, an increase of 29.6 per cent compared to 3Q21. Sales volumes of cement rose by 12.4 per cent in the 3Q22 driven by compounding price actions taken in 2022 and a focus on va...

Holcim showcases low-carbon materials at Greenbuild

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is exhibiting at Greenbuild 2022 in San Francisco, to showcase its most innovative and sustainable building solutions, making green building possible at scale. Greenbuild is the premier event for green building professionals worldwide, taking place from 1-3 November, in San Francisco, CA, USA and it is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.     Holcim is demonstrating its low-carbon materials, such as the industry’s broadest range of green concrete, ECOPact, offering 100 per cent p...

Royal White Cement increases US Southwest throughput capacity

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

US-based Royal White Cement plans to construct a 100,000tpa terminal on the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, USA to transfer cementitious materials to truck tankers or rail cars. Located near the mouth of the channel, the facility will be built on a 23.8-acre site of Industry Realty Group (IRG), repurposing three structures previously used for fertilisers. The property features a draught of (12.8m (~42ft) and a 262.7m (862ft) waterway frontage, plus extensive rail infrastructure for up t...

Eagle Materials posts 19% rise in revenue in 2QFY23

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials has posted a 19 per cent YoY increase in revenue to a record US$605m in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended 30 September. Record net earnings of US$139m were also seen over the same period, up 36 per cent YoY. Adjusted EBITDA advanced 21 per cent to US$227m.  Commenting on the results, Michael Haack, president and CEO of Eagle Materials, said, “At this unique time in the US markets, we are pleased to report second quarter results that once again exceeded our exp...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement market expands 7% in August

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 7.3 per cent YoY advance to 10.9Mt in August 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s leading markets included Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, where 36.6 per cent of sales were delivered. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 37.2 per cent of cement produc...