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Argos awarded Energy Star certification

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it was awarded Energy Star certification by the US Environment Protection Agency for the third-consecutive year. The certification was awarded as a result of the company’s performance in terms of energy use at its Harleyville (SC), Newberry (FL) and Roberta (AL). The facilities fall within the 25 per cent top works with the best energy performance.

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...


03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has acquired Metro Mix LLC, a ready-mixed concrete producer in Denver, Colorado, which last year produced a turnover of some US$30m from two batching plants, employing in excess of 50 people. LafargeHolcim’s Kenyan subsidiary Bamburi Cement, active in Kenya and in Uganda has announced a first-half turnover 0.2 per cent lower than a year earlier at KES17,556m (EUR157.8m), with the trading profit falling by 56.2 per cent to 1164m (EUR9.9m) and the pretax profit falling by 72.9...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments stable

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at around 9.3Mt in June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia) received about 38 per cent of domestic deliveries in June. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, which accounted for about 41 per cent of the domestic total...

Cementos Argos 1H results impacted by challenging Colombian market

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos released its 2Q18 results this week with revenues up by 1.4 per cent at COP2.184trn (US$726bn) from COP2.154trn in 2Q17. The 1H18 revenue amounted to COP4.092trn, down from COP4.231trn in 1H17, a fall of 3.3 per cent. EBITDA and net income were affected by the US$24m fine imposed by the Superintendence and Commerce in Colombia. 2Q18 EBITDA amounted to COP328bn, down 11.2 per cent on the COP370bn of 2Q17. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding the fine reached COP404bn in 2Q18, was up 5.9 ...

Cemex's Davenport site still seeks new use

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex's Davenport facility in Iowa, USA, has remained empty since the plant was closed in 2010. Cemex maintains ownership of the plant, and while it has been in negotiations to sell the site, the talks with an aviation company have stalled. The preferred bidder, Joby Aviation, is no longer planning to move its production to part of the empty 104-acre Cemex site, founder and CEO, Joe Ben Bevirt confirmed Monday. Instead, the company is in talks with the city of Marina to open a new product...

Royal White Cement joins the WCA

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announces that Royal White Cement, one of America's white cement companies, has joined its international membership as a Corporate Member.   "We are delighted to welcome this US-based member to our expanding global network," said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the WCA. "The United States is the world's third biggest cement producer and we are looking forward to working together with such an important local player to promote and strengthen the goals of ...

Eagle Materials Inc name new COO

14 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Michael Haack has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of Eagle Materials Inc. Prior to joining Eagle, Mr Haack spent 17 years at Halliburton Energy Services, holding successively important operating positions, culminating with the management of Global Operations for Sperry Drilling, a multi-billion dollar company in the drilling and evaluation division of Halliburton. The announcement was made by Dave Powers, CEO, who commented that "Michael has been serving as our C...

US/Puerto Rico Portland and blended shipments up 7% in May

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 6.5 per cent to 9.4Mt in May 2018, according to the US Geological Survey. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio were the leading states in terms of cement demand, receiving some 38 per cent of domestic USGS Cement stats 2017-10 shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which combined accounted for around 42 per cent of the domestic tota...

Eagle Materials sees record revenues

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials Inc saw its 1QFY18-19 revenues hit record levels at US$393.8m, up eight per cent YoY. Net earnings rose 12 per cent from US$54.882m in 1QFY17-18 to US$66.339m in 1QFY18-19. The company saw its results mainly impacted by a US$6.5m pretax increase in maintenance expenses, primarily due to the timing of the annual maintenance outage at the Fairborn cement plant, but also by a US$1.8m litigation loss at its Paperboard subsidiary and US$1.6m of start-up costs at its new frac san...