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Closing in on Canada’s carbon

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Canada has a well-established cement market and is home to several leading multinationals who dominate the sector. The main concerns of the industry are becoming more focussed on stricter environmental compliance with CO 2 taxes being implemented and more efficient grinding to improve plant performance. Canadian cement consumption is forecast to reach 9.4Mt in 2019 and is particularly high in metropolitan areas such as Edmonton, Alberta The recent Canadian elections on 21 Oc...

St Marys Cement halts production at Dixon plant

22 December 2017, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement has suspended operations at its plant in Dixon, Illinois, reports SaukValley. The plant currently employs 62 workers and the decision is expected to result in 41 job losses. The plant will stop manufacturing cement but continue the grinding process until the inventory is fully depleted, which is likely to be next summer. The decision arrived after the plant was noted to be at a transportation disadvantage. The company’s five other cement plants are ideally located to take ...

United States: St Marys Cement Detroit plant releases dust

08 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Residents living near St Marys Cement’s Detroit plant have complained of releases of dust by the plant, according to reports in the local press. News website Local 4 details the case of a family living opposite the plant whose car was coated in material that proved difficult to remove. A statement released by the plant, which is owned by a subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos, said that: “the timing did correspond with a period of time when dust was released during the course of performin...

United States: St Mary's Cement secures funding to expand North Michigan plant

29 September 2016, Published under Cement News

St Mary's Cement, a subsidiary of Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos, has had its application for funding to expand its Charlevoix plant in north Michigan approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), according to local news reports. The approval means that the company can access US$150m from the MSF to finance the project to increase capacity at the plant from 1.4Mta to 2Mta. In a statement, Stephen Gallagher, vice president of St Mary Cement Human Resources, said: “St Mary Cement is thril...


05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim subsidiary St Mary’s Cement is proposing to spend around US$130m to a kiln expansion and modernisation programme at its works at Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. This is expected to increase the capacity from the current 1.4Mta to 2Mta.  Elsewhere, Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary, Cementos Cosmos, has celebrated three accident-free years as the parent company spent in excess of EUR1m to improve the company’s health and safety record.

St Marys Cement modernises kiln

22 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim-owned St Marys Cement is proposing a US$130m kiln modernisation project at its Charlevoix, Michigan, USA, plant. The project will lead to lower emissions, improved efficiency and increased production. The expansion will see capacity increase from 1.4Mta to 2Mta. At present the cement producer is working through the permitting process, but it expects the upgraded pyroprocessing section to start up in 2Q2017.  “In April of 2017, we plan on starting up this new modernised kiln sys...

Preview: 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Canada, on 26-30 April 2015. This April, the North American cement industry will convene at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Toronto, Canada. Expected to attract record numbers, this unmissable event includes a comprehensive agenda featuring a large equipment exhibition, extensive conference programme, technical workshops and a field visit to the largest ...

Bowmanville welcomes IEEE

31 March 2015, Published under Cement News

This year’s IEEE conference will feature a tour of the largest cement plant in Canada, the St Marys Bowmanville facility in Ontario. Over its history, the works has undergone several modernisation projects to reach its current cement capacity of 1.8Mta. Meanwhile, environmental improvements that incorporate innovative technology make Bowmanville an ideal destination for this year’s site visit. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry ...

Dixon plant reportedly set to reopen, USA

12 March 2015, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc plans to reopen in Dixon cement plant in Illinois, USA, this spring, according to a report by the Dixon Telegraph. Company spokesman Steve Gallagher says the plant will reopen shortly after it is completely staffed by the end of March. He says it will have all required environmental permits in place. The company says the decision was made based on increased demand. Gallagher says the company plans to bring about 60 jobs to the area when the plant reopens.

USA: Charlevoix cement plant expansion cleared

30 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners has approved the proposal by St Marys Cement to expand its cement plant in the Michigan state. St Marys Cement Inc, part of the Votorantim Group, is planning a US$130m upgrade to the Charlevoix plant which would increase production capacity from 1.3Mta to nearly 2Mta. According to local press reports, in a 5-1 vote that followed the hearing, the county board approved the upgrade plan. Commissioner George Lasater provided the lone vote in opp...