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Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build more facilities in Miami, Greater Atlanta and Massachusetts in the near future, according to Jim La...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Sheriff's Office to investigate Holly Hill cement plant fatality

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner, Sean D Fogle, reported that on Tuesday Lennox W Hinckson, 65, died in a work-related incident at the Holcim (US) Inc Holly Hill cement plant, South Carolina, USA. The immediate cause of death was not available but the manner of death was ruled accidental. Officials with the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. Witnesses said Hinckson, a contract worker, fell from the preheater tower, accor...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...

Eagle Cement acquires Cemex's shares in Kosmos Cement

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Kosmos Cement Co in Kentucky, USA, has signed an agreement for the sale of Cemex's 75 per cent shareholding in the company to Eagle Materials. The US$665m transaction is expected to close in the 1Q20 following regulatory approvals. The assets being divested consist of the 1.7Mta cement plant in Louisville and seven distribution terminals as well as raw material reserves. Buzzi Unicem retains a 25 per cent share in Kosmos Cement Co. The acquisition will increase Eagle Cement Materials I...

US cement demand stable in August

25 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of cement and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico were up slightly to 10.3Mt in August 2019 when compared with August 2018. The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois accounted for 38 per cent of August shipments while in terms of supply, the leading producing states (Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan) shipped 41 per cent of US output. Masonry cement deliveries dropped 7.7 per cent YoY in ...

Cemex reportedly looks to sell stake in Louisville plant

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is reportedly looking for a buyer for its controlling interest in the Kosmos cement plant in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The company is working with Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc on the sale of its 75 per cent stake, said the unnamed sources for El Financiero. The remaining stake in the company is owned by Buzzi Unicem. The sources also noted that no definitive decisions have been made and the deliberations may not lead to a transaction.

HeidelbergCement

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson Inc, has entered into an agreement with Giant Cement to acquire its Keystone cement plant in Bath, Pennsylvania. The 1.1Mta plant supplies the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York markets with bulk and bagged products. “With its modernised kiln, healthy customer base and large limestone reserves, the Keystone cement plant is an excellent strategic fit for HeidelbergCement in North America and an important step in strengthening our ...

PCA forecasts moderate cement consumption and GDP growth to 2021

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has published its annual Fall Forecast in which it predicts moderate growth for cement demand through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will expand by 2.4 per cent in 2019, followed by a 1.7 and 1.4 per cent in 2020 and 2021, respectively. "Public construction continues to receive the benefit of the 2018 federal budget that allowed for $20 billion in spending on roads, bridges, water, and rail projects over 2018 a...