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Is US cement market about to slow?

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The US cement market received a note of caution this week with the PCA's latest forecast, which predicted a falling growth rate for cement consumption over the next two years. The Federal Reserve’s actions to gradually increase interest rates will slow construction sector activity, increase mortgage rates for residential buildings and impose higher borrowing costs for non-residential buildings, according to the PCA assessment.

 Cement producers in the US may see this as disappointing news ...

Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver's residuals as alternative raw materials

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.   The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally-occurring elements) and treatment chemicals (coagulants and polymers). They contain a chemical profile that mimics that of r...

LafargeHolcim Canada operations receive concrete responsible sourcing certificate

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ontario and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alberta. Both plants received CSC bronze level certification for operating in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. In particular, the plants were recognized for having a clear chain of custody for materials, demonstrating a commitment t...

McInnis produces first cement

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement announced the production of the first cement on Friday, 16 June 2017, in line with the company’s schedule. “This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers and partners who have helped make our plant a performance model for the cement industry, both in terms of productivity and environment,” said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement. “With the production of the first cement, our team has commenced the various tests required in our labor...

Canada: McInnis sign 140,000t distribution deal

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement announced it has signed an agreement with Gaspe Railway Corporation (Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie - SCFG) for the distribution of cement from New Richmond, Quebec, to various Canadian and US markets. The agreement relates to the transportation of approximately 140,000t of cement over a five-year period. The cement will be loaded into trucks at the mill site, transported to New Richmond and then transhipped into the cars via a measuring hopper that will be install...

Canada: LafargeHolcim to shut Kamloops plant

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada announced that it will shut its plant in east Kamloops for the foreseeable future. A downturn in demand in Alberta and western Canada and a result of plunging oil prices has made the 0.2Mta works unnecessary. The shutdown is due to be completed by the end of the year and will leave just operational cement plants in British Colombia, a Lafarge plant in Richmond and Lehigh Hanson’s in Delta. Despite the plant closing, it will not be dismantled. Discussions continue on whet...

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The retrofit was carried out on the plant’s kiln No. 5, alongside the construction of a new state-of-the-art kiln No. 6. While completing this project, which was started in 2013, one of the plant’s older kilns had to be decommissioned.  Amongst the environmental measures put...

Canada: CAC joins CPLC

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a strategic partner and to join other leading Canadian companies. The CPLC is a voluntary initiative that supports and encourages the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. It was initiated but the World Bank at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit and officially launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, France. President and CEO of CAC, Michael McSweeney, said, “...

FLSmidth announces new orders in the Americas

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has announced three new orders at cement plants in Canada, Colombia and Bolivia.  Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd, owned by HeidelbergCement, has awarded a contract to FLSmidth for an OK™ 30-4 cement vertical mill to meet the increasing demand for cement in Canada. The mill will be installed at Lehigh Hanson's existing Edmonton cement plant located 13km from downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Additional scope of supply includes a cement powder cooler, related...

Sustained global cement demand growth expected

21 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Global cement consumption is expected to record sustained growth in 2015, with further gains forecast for 2016, according to analysis presented in the recently-released Global Cement Report Eleventh Edition. The report, which covers key cement market data for over 170 countries, reveals that total world consumption rose by 2.6 per cent in 2014 to 4140Mt, compared to the 7.7 per cent growth achieved in 2013. Global demand growth has been driven by the phenomenon of China, which has increased...