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GCCA teams up with Concrete Sustainability Council

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced that it is formally joining the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) – adding its support to the certification system for the sustainability performance of concrete plants and their supply chain across the globe. The CSC is the industry-recognised authentication system, with more than 160 plants certified to its standards across eight different countries. Commenting on GCCA's new membership, CSC Chairman, Dr Christian Artelt...

Votorantim acquires New York ready-mix and aggregates business

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based ready-mix concrete, aggregates and building materials supplier United Materials has been acquired by Votorantim  Cimentos North America. Located in Depew, New York, United Materials has 140 employees and operates four ready-mix plants, one aggregate quarry and two building supply retail outlets in the region. Peter J Romano Jr, executive general manager of United Materials, said the new ownership "brings a wealth of experience in our business and a long history in North America. T...

LafargeHolcim acquires Colorado River Concrete

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has completed its second US acquisition of 2019, adding Texas-based Colorado River Concrete to its list of ready-mix producers. The company serves customers in the southwestern Dallas/Fort Worth area and parts of west Texas. The new deal follows the acquisition of Transit Mix Concrete Co on 1 February this year.


04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is to expand its terminal on Tampa Bay in Florida, USA, to handle cement, fly ash and limestone. In addition, it plans to build a ready-mixed concrete plant on the site.

Argos USA Corp supplies concrete for Super Bowl stadium

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos USA Corp has been a key supplier in the construction of the 83,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, the venue for the Super Bowl 2019 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on 3 February. Argos was chosen to deliver more than 200,000yd 3 of concrete (ready-mix) that were needed for the building. The project required more than 25,000 trips of mixer trucks. To accomplish with the technical and strength specifications of the 19 mega columns that support the stadium, d...

Holcim Philippines amends its Articles of Incorporation

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has given Holcim Philippines Inc (LafargeHolcim group) approval to amend its Articles of Incorporation to provide technical support for ready-mix cement plants. "The amendment will enable Holcim Philippines to provide technical support to ready-mix (RMX) plants and contractors on various quality control, optimisation, solutions development and skills upgrade," said Holcim Philippines. The change in the company's secondary purpose will not effect its c...

Cemex helps build new Sinai tunnel connection

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Through a joint venture with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co), Cemex is supplying 350,000m 3 of concrete and 160,000t of cement for the construction of two tunnels that extend from the outskirts of the city of Port-Said in northeast Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula, passing under the Suez Canal. The project is part of the Egyptian government's plan for the development of the Sinai Peninsula by improving accessibility. Historically, the only access to Si...

Cemex will supply concete for Mexico City's new international airport

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced  it will supply 320,000m 3 of concrete for the Terminal Building of Mexico City’s new international airport. In addition to the Terminal, Cemex previously announced the supply of 845,000m 3 of concrete for the construction of Runway 2, of which 770,000m 3 will be utilised for the cemented base. The Terminal Building will be "X" shaped and comprise a surface area of approximately 734,000m 2 distributed on four levels, as well as 95 fixed contact doors and 68 remot...

Cemex divests of its Pacific Northwest Materials business in the US

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that one of its subsidiaries in the US has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Pacific Northwest Materials Business to Cadman Materials Inc, a LehighHanson company and US subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for approximately US$150m. The proceeds obtained from this transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for general corporate purposes. The closing of this transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including approval...

France: Cemex highlights involvement in Grand Paris project

21 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has released details of its work on the Grand Paris infrastructure project, the largest such programme in France. The company has supplied over 55,000m 3 of concrete for the extension of the Paris Metro, participated in the construction of the ZAC Clichy Batignolles Development Area and provided logistical support for the whole development. “We are proud to participate in monumental projects like the Grand Paris, which will not only reshape the iconic city of Paris, but also improv...