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Sesco Cement reportedly faces lawsuit

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Texas-based Sesco Cement is reportedly facing a lawsuit filed by Harris County Attorney, Vince Ryan, for violating the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Texas Water Code, according to the Houston Business Journal. The Attorney’s Office has stated that several inspections were conducted over the past 12 months, in which cement was found to have hardened inside storm drains at the plant, while piles of cement dust and other debris were found in the facility. Acc...

Sesco Cement to build new white cement terminal in Florida

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Port Tampa Bay has approved an up to 40-year lease agreement on seven acres of land for Sesco Cement at its Port Redwing site in Gibsonton, Florida. The estimated US$19m investment will see the company use Berth 302 for the ship and rail terminal handling of white cement. "We're really looking at this to be our east coast hub for our business going forward," said Alim Adatia, a Houston-based representative of the company. "We want to be a known entity, and we hope to be here for a long time...

New slag cement grinding unit to be set up in Houston

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Charah ® Solutions Inc has announced that it will use its patented grinding technology in a new facility to grind granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) for supplementary cementitious materials. The unit will be located at Watco's Greens Port Industrial Terminal (GPIT) on the Houston ship channel and is expected to be operational in the 3Q19. "As one of the leading fly ash sales and marketing companies in the country, we are excited to open this facility that will increase access to high-qu...

Siwertell secures order from South Texas Cement

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Siwertell, part of Sweden’s Bruks Siwertell Group, has received an order from US-based GCCM Holdings LCC to supply a high capacity ship unloader for South Texas Cement’s terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Siwertell ST 640-M unit will have a continuous rated cement-handling capacity of 1500tph and be able to unload ships of up to 60,000dwt. "Siwertell’s demonstrated ability was a large factor in the decision to choose them for this project," said Earl Ingram, president of GCCM Holdings...

Cemex USA acquires Texas quarry

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has purchased a limestone quarry in Chico, 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Texas, from Blue Star Materials II. Cemex will use the reserves which are expected to last another 25 years to supply aggregates for roads, bridges, commercial buildings, housing and other building projects in the state of Texas. The quarry covers 122ha. "The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow exponentially over the next 30 years," Cemex USA Regional President-Texas and New Mexico, Joel Galass...

58th IEEE-IAS/PCA meeting sets US scene

18 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference started its first full day of tutorial presentations on Tuesday at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre, Grapevine, USA. The event attracted more than 950 delegates from 29 countries with a supporting international exhibition of 176 booths. Scott Nielson, conference committee chair, underlined the importance of the cement industry in Texas that produces 15Mta of cement making up 13 per cent of all US cement production – more cement than ...

Texas cement shipments in August up 15.2%

01 October 2014, Published under Cement News

August cement shipments in the US state of Texas advanced 15.2 per cent than in the same period of 2013, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Holcim saw its dispatches rise by 39 per cent in August and by 28 per cent in the first eight months of 2014. TXI saw its shipments advance by 26 per cent and Texas Lehigh by 21 per cent while Cemex sales flatlined and Alamo’s fell by 10 per cent. For 8M14, TXI, Cemex and Texas Lehigh dispatches increased by 18, six and five per ce...

Buzzi to modernise Maryneal works, USA

03 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA plans to upgrade its Maryneal cement works in Texas, USA, which will more than double capacity at the plant and reduce its environmental footprint. Capacity at the Maryneal facility will be increased from 0.55Msta to 1.2Msta. The company will also install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to significantly reduce the plant’s NOx emissions and comply with other stringent environmental limits. “The Maryneal plant expansion will result in a world-class facility tha...

Ash Grove approves US$125m investment, USA

24 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Board of Directors approved a US$125m-plus investment in the company’s Midlothian, Texas, plant at its May meeting. A new preheater, precalciner production system will make Ash Grove’s facility among the lowest emitting cement producers in Texas, the company said in a statement. According to Ash Grove Chairman Charles Sunderland, “We were considering a range of options as a result of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portland cement National Emissio...