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US market sees modest contraction

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico reached 9.6Mta, down 2.3 per cent YoY, in July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey. The leading markets wereTexas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, with their offtake accounting for 37 per cent of July shipments. Leading producers were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. Combined they produced 39 per cent of total cement output in the US. Masonry cement shipments declin...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient, durable and sustainable communities that...

ECOncrete Tech and LafargeHolcim US form partnership

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

ECOncrete Tech Ltd and LafargeHolcim (Holcim) in the US have joined forces to design and produce an ecologically beneficial concrete scour protection unit for offshore wind turbine foundations. The Biden Administration set the goal of creating 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use , an effort which, to achieve sustainably, should use best available technologies to ensure the health of marine environment and species. The scour prot...

Cemex USA upgrades terminals in Florida

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has invested US$8m to improve two cement terminals in Florida, which has enhanced its supply chain network to meet increased cement demand in the region. The company upgraded its Pensacola terminal to allow cement and cementitious materials to be imported from its global operations. The upgrades, which were brought online in May, mean an additional cement supply will be provided to the region through marine shipments. In July Cemex also completed upgrades at its Palm Bea...

Martin Marietta completes Lehigh West Region acquisition

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

US-based Martin Marietta Materials Inc has successfully completed the acquisition of Lehigh Hanson’s West Region business for US$2.3bn. The acquisition provides the company with 17 active aggregates facilities, two cement plants and related distribution terminals, alongside targeted downstream operations serving key California and Arizona regions, including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix, according to a press release. "We are pleased to complete the Lehigh West Region ac...

Penta Engineering appoints senior structural engineer

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Penta Engineering Corp appoints Dian Delchev PE as Senior Structural Engineer rejoining the structural department.   His experience includes structural design of large process ductwork, bulk material steel bins, and response spectrum and time-history analysis of structures and foundations supporting vibrating equipment.  He holds a MSc in Civil Engineering and a BSc in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering.

Bruks Siwertell delivers ship unloader to Ozinga

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bruks Siwertell has delivered a Siwertell road-mobile ship unloader to Ozinga. The next-generation unit promises to secure environmentally-friendly cement handling for the company in the USA. Ordered in 2020 and delivered later in the same year, the 5000 S road-mobile unloader offers totally enclosed, environment-friendly cement handling operations, with the unit delivering a continuous rated unloading capacity of 300tph for vessels up to 5000dwt.    "This is Ozinga's first Siwerte...

Holcim completes bolt-on acquisitions in the US and Poland

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the acquisition of the Utelite Corp in Coalville, Utah (US), a leading producer of lightweight aggregates. Utelite will join Holcim’s Mountain region, alongside operations in the Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas. Founded in 1962, Utelite’s more than 40 employees serve customers across the western USA and western Canada. The operation has more than 60 years of proven and probable reserves. In addition, Holcim closed an agreement to buy Polcalc in Poland. Polcalc e...

California enacts legislation to reduce cement industry emissions

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed key legislation to eliminate carbon pollution from cement used, according to NRDC. Senate Bill 596 directs the California Air Resources Board to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions associated with cement within California by 2045 at the latest, as well as to establish interim targets. The bill follows a pledge by the California Nevada Cement Association to achieve carbon neutrality for the state...

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...