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Dushanbe cement plant closed

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

OJSC Cementi Tojik (Tajik Cement) has closed of the Dushanbe cement plant due to considerable air pollution in Tajikistan’s capital city.   The plant has been replaced by a new production unit. Earlier this year Tajik Cement opened a 1.2Mta cement plant in Ismoili Somoni, Dushanbe, on a 35ha plot. The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the plant was held on 17 September 2019.

Cemento Polpaico closes two concrete plants

09 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Polpaico announced the closure of two concrete plants in Quilín and Renca, Metropolitan Region, as well as the temporary halt of operations at the Aconcagua Áridos plants. The step is due to the negative trend in the results of Polpaico Soluciones, which showed accumulated losses of CLP8386m (US$9.1m) before taxes as of June 2023 as a result of the crisis affecting the sector, reports CE Noticias  Financieras. Moreover, the industry expects a 28 per cent drop in result...

Dragon Product to close Thomaston plant

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products Co , part of Giant Cement Holdings Inc (GCHI), announced it plans to shut down its cement plant in Thomaston , Maine, USA. “The facility, which has been operational for almost a century and has been under GCHI’s ownership since 2006, will undergo a gradual process of idling the production operations beginning December 2023. This careful step has been prompted by the persistent escalation of operating and logistical costs, exerting a negative impact on the Thomaston plant...

Lehigh Hanson Cupertino facility to permanently shut

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson will not be able to restart cement production at its plant and quarry near Cupertino after a legal ruling by Santa Clara County. Earlier this week, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed that the kiln, which has been closed since April 2020, would not reopen, reports The Mercury News. Local residents and environmental groups have been campaigning for the closure of the plant for years over concerns regarding pollution. Lehigh Hanson announced in 2021 ...

CEMEX's Lyons plant under pressure to close

07 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX's Lyons plant  in Colorado, USA, is coming under pressure to close from local protestors seeking that county officials revoke the cement plant’s land use privileges. Environmental activists have targeted the plant and won a decision that saw Boulder County decline a mining permit renewal for the plant in 2022. CEMEX had asked for a long extension of the mining permit, and in exchange offered to transfer hundreds of acres of land for open space that would have connected popular park...

Glenn Falls staff to be released in April 2023

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson Cement has announced that staff lay-offs at its Glens Falls cement plant in Indiana, USA, will begin in April 2023. Around 85 employees are due to be laid off.  In a regulatory filing with the state Department of Labor, the plant's Texas owners, Lehigh Hanson, said lay-offs would take place in the two weeks between April 3 and 17 of next year, although some employees would be kept on as the plant is shut down in phases. The entire process would be completed by the end of...

Empresas Melón to close Peñalolén plant

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Empresas Melón has announced the closure of its ready-mix concrete plant in Peñalolén, near Santiago. The company, owned by the Brescia group, attributes the closure to the downturn in the construction market. “Mélon is adjusting its operations in metropolitan areas to adapt to the new market conditions forecast for 2023, particularly in the construction sector,” the company said. Following the closure of the plant, which will see the dismissal of 54 staff, its customers will...

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 ...

TUC calls for Obajana plant reopening

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has threatened the Kogi State government to unseal Dangote's Obajana Cement plant or be ready to contend its members. In a statement signed by TUC president, Festus Usifoh, said it has become expedient for congress to act, as the welfare of over 22,000 workers, their family members, thousands of contractors, wholesalers, users of the products and other stakeholders is currently at stake. The union condemned the closure of the cement plant b...

Dangote's Obajana cement factory closed off

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's Obajana cement factory in Kogi state, Nigeria, has been sealed off by Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS). The plant has been closed off because KGIRS is investigating the company over tax evasion and acquisition controversy, according to Politics Nigeria. In explaining the action, Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, said: “Pursuant to the Constitutional authorities of the Kogi State House of Assembly, and upon petition by the people of...