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US production and consumption increased in 2022

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The US produced an estimated 95Mt of Portland and masonry cement in 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), up from 93Mt in the previous year.  Cement was produced at 96 plants in 34 states, along with two plants in Puerto Rico. Texas, Missouri, California and Florida were, in descending order, the four leading cement-producing states, accounting for approximately 43 per cent of US production. The US cement industry’s growth continues to be constrained by closed or idle p...

Titan announces increase in EBITDA after strong 4Q22

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement has issued a trading update ahead of the group’s full-year results on 22 March 2023, as the preliminary results for EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2022 are significantly higher compared to market consensus. According to the company, the 4Q22 was very strong for the Titan Cement Group. Sales activity and revenues remained robust while energy costs, as a result of cost-saving actions and market conditions, declined. As a result, preliminary EBITDA for the quarter is EUR98m,...

Holcim expands presence in US roofing market

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired a state-of-the-art fibreglass mat facility in Maryland, USA, from an affiliate company of Maryland Paper. This transaction expands Holcim’s technology platform for high-performing and durable roofing systems. By integrating fibreglass mat into its business, Holcim aims to deliver more value for its customers with an enhanced supply chain. According to the company, this investment supports Holcim’s expansion in the fast-growing US$45bn North America roofing market. Ja...

Holcim extends aggregates reach with US acquisition

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired the sand and aggregates quarries of Pioneer Landscape Centers, a market leader in the fast growing metropolitan US markets of Denver, Phoenix and Colorado Springs and a major supplier of construction aggregates for the region. The transaction includes thirteen quarries and complements Holcim’s December 2022 acquisition of aggregate reserves in Greeley, Colorado. According to the company, the acquisitions will support Holcim’s growth in the region for several decades...

US cement consumption to drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The US cement consumption will drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter, according the Ed Sullivan, Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association (USA). Sullivan was speaking during the Cemtech Live Webinar on 15 April 2020, which was attended by over 400 participants from the global cement industry. Sullivan was due to speak at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 April, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the full presentation here

A cooler for the future

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

To reduce frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures a US cement plant required a new cooler to be installed. As an additional benefit future upgrades would also be easier to carry out. By IKN, Germany. Figure 1: this US cement plant had a new cooler installed by IKN to maximise performance A cement plant in the USA (see Figure 1) was experiencing frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures, which were causing production issues. In addition...

Cement in 2019

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

While global economic growth is expected to continue in 2019, uncertainty will affect the expansion of key cement markets in the year ahead. As a result a mild contraction is forecast although there will be regional differences in cement demand with the developed markets registering limited growth while emerging markets will be more robust. By Arnaud Pinatel and Yassine Touahri, On Field Investment Research, UK. Figure 1: changes in regional cement demand, 2017 vs 2018. Source: OFI...

GCC commissions Rapid City plant expansion

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced the expansion of its Rapid City, South Dakota cement plant became operational, adding 440,000tpa capacity to the existing plant. The expansion of the Dacotah cement plant began in 2016, with a total investment of around USD105m. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1.167Mta and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Earlier this year, GCC acquired the 0.3Mta Trident cement plant in Three...

Longleaf Packaging begins constructing its first plant

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Longleaf Packaging has broken ground on its first cement packaging and distribution facility at Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA. The company is investing around US$6m and is projected to create 28 new jobs at the 28-acre site over the next five years. The plant will package and distribute bagged, pre-blended and dry-mix products, with production expected to commence in the 4Q18. Alongside Portland cement, the product line will include mortar mix, concrete mix and sand mix. "We feel very ...

Martin Marietta acquires CRH America's divested asset

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

US-based Martin Marietta Materials has acquired CRH America’s Mallard Sand & Gravel business, which will add approximately 30Mt of aggregates to the company’s reserves. CRH was required to divest these assets as part of its acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Co. Furthermore, Martin Marietta has sold two aggregate quarries to resolve competition issues with respect to its recent acquisition of Bluegrass Materials Co, according to AggNet. "We’re pleased to conclude the DoJ’s Hart-Scott-Rod...