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Holcim transitions leading US plants to blended cement production

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim US (Holcim group) has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve and Alpena, Michigan, have transitioned to OneCem ® Portland limestone cement (PLC) production, following  the successful transition of the company's cement plant in Midlothian, Texas, last year. Portland limestone cement is a blended cement with a higher limestone content, which results in a product that works the same, measures the same, and performs the same, but with a reduction in carbon footprint...

Cemex uses renewable diesel at California operations

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex continues to expand its use of low carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations using renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action programme aimed at reducing CO 2  emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. "At Cemex, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO 2  emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals," said Cemex USA President, Jaime Muguiro. ...

Dragon Products ends rail shipments from South End spur

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products has stopped shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in Maine, USA. A representative of the cement manufacturer in Thomaston said the last planned shipment by barge from the South End marine terminal in Rockland departed on 13 January 2022. The company announced in August 2021 it would stop barge shipments and would stop using the South End Rockland rail spur. The cement plant purchased the 44 Atlantic St property in 1994. The Thomaston cement plant has since...

Holcim switches two US plants to low-carbon PLC

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim in the US has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve, Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, are now producing OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC), following the successful transition of the company’s Midlothian plant in Texas in 2021. "As demands on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint intensify, we find ourselves with an unparalleled opportunity to build a more sustainable future," said Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of sales, LafargeHolcim US Cem...

Lehigh Hanson acquires Corliss Resources Inc

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has finalised the acquisition of Corliss Resources Inc, one of the largest family-owned aggregates and ready-mixed concrete companies in the US Pacific Northwest.   The acquisition includes major aggregate operations with annual sales volumes of about 2Mt and reserves and resources of about 170Mt as well as four ready-mixed concrete plants selling about 0.3Mm 3 in the Greater Seattle area. Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Boa...

Michael McSweeney to retire as CAC President

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has announced that after serving for 15 years with with the association, and 12 years as president, Michael McSweeney will be retiring as president on 31 March 2022 and from the association on 30 June 2022. Adam Auer, current CAC Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, will step in as the new President and CEO, effective from the 1 April 2022.

Holcim completes US ready-mix acquisition

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Cowden Inc, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Bellingham, Washington, USA. This acquisition expands Holcim’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest region.  Jan Jenisch, CEO: “This acquisition is another step in our ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We warmly welcome the more than 100 Cowden employees to join the Holcim family. With Cowden and its st...

Holcim acquires Marshall Concrete Products

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim completed the acquisition of Marshall Concrete Products, a longstanding and trusted supplier of concrete products and services in Minneapolis/St Paul and the surrounding metropolitan area, USA. Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO, said: “This acquisition is another step in our Strategy 2025 to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We welcome the employees of Marshall Concrete Products and look forward to building on their strong customer service focus, which ...

Boston Consulting Group signs Climeworks agreement

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boston Consulting Group (BSG) has signed a 10-year agreement with Climeworks, which will remove part of BCG’s unavoidable CO 2  emissions and therefore, is an important part of the company’s net-zero strategy. BCG does consulting with the cement sector and the agreement could see Climeworks' direct carbon capture technology at more cement plants around the world.  With this agreement, and others in this space still to come, BCG’s goal is to help unlock a meaningful direct air capture capa...

Boral sells US fly ash business for US$755m

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral has called time in the US after more than 40 years with the sale of its fly ash business to Eco Material Technologies for US$755m, as it focuses on its construction materials business back in Australia. Chief executive Zlatko Todorcevski says the group’s ongoing divestment programme has now “unlocked substantial value”. “Together with the sale of the North American Building Products business and our stake in Meridian Brick … we will have divested the North American busines...