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Solidia Technologies appoints new vice president of R&D

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Solidia Technologies ®   has named construction materials industry leader and innovator Ambitabha Kumar PhD as senior vice president of Research and Development. Award-winning scientist, technologist and silica expert, Dr Kumar brings to Solidia over 30 years of experience in commercialisation and R&D, helping lead the development of new processes and materials using cements, ceramics, composites and polymers.   “I am thrilled to join Solidia’s innovative team and help develop material...

Cemex uses renewable diesel at California operations

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex continues to expand its use of low carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations using renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action programme aimed at reducing CO 2  emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. "At Cemex, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO 2  emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals," said Cemex USA President, Jaime Muguiro. ...

Dragon Products ends rail shipments from South End spur

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products has stopped shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in Maine, USA. A representative of the cement manufacturer in Thomaston said the last planned shipment by barge from the South End marine terminal in Rockland departed on 13 January 2022. The company announced in August 2021 it would stop barge shipments and would stop using the South End Rockland rail spur. The cement plant purchased the 44 Atlantic St property in 1994. The Thomaston cement plant has since...

Holcim switches two US plants to low-carbon PLC

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim in the US has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve, Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, are now producing OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC), following the successful transition of the company’s Midlothian plant in Texas in 2021. "As demands on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint intensify, we find ourselves with an unparalleled opportunity to build a more sustainable future," said Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of sales, LafargeHolcim US Cem...

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments slip in October

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down slightly to 9.9Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading markets of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia accounted for 37 per cent of total consumption in October. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 39 per cent of output. Masonry cement shipments al...

Holcim completes US ready-mix acquisition

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Cowden Inc, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Bellingham, Washington, USA. This acquisition expands Holcim’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest region.  Jan Jenisch, CEO: “This acquisition is another step in our ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We warmly welcome the more than 100 Cowden employees to join the Holcim family. With Cowden and its st...

Holcim acquires Marshall Concrete Products

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim completed the acquisition of Marshall Concrete Products, a longstanding and trusted supplier of concrete products and services in Minneapolis/St Paul and the surrounding metropolitan area, USA. Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO, said: “This acquisition is another step in our Strategy 2025 to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We welcome the employees of Marshall Concrete Products and look forward to building on their strong customer service focus, which ...

PCA: road to carbon neutrality

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

As the need for carbon neutrality in cement production has moved firmly to the headlines, the US cement association, PCA, has developed its roadmap to transform the country’s cement industry into a carbon-neutral sector. By PCA, USA. Figure 1: the five links of the value chain As wildfires, hurricanes and other weather events continue to intensify around the world, it is clear that the structures, roads and buildings that make up our communities will face more frequent and destr...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in September

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 4.5 per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in September 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received 38 per cent of total domestic shipments in September 2021. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements in September 2021 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which acco...

Cementos Argos to list US business on NYSE

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos plans to list its US business on the New York Stock Exchange after several months of analysis. The company will be listed through an initial public offering registered under the rules of the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and will implemented once the structuring process has been completed, in compliance with applicable US regulations. The cement producer will aim to improve the share price for partners and optimise the capital structure. As a result, Cementos Arg...