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US-Puerto Rican cement shipments up 8% in July

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 7.7 per cent YoY to 10Mt in July, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of July deliveries. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which combined to account for 39 per cent of US cement output. Masonry cement shipme...

Cemex plants receive US EPA Energy Awards

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its cement plants in Miami and Brooksville South have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognising Cemex's efforts to reduce energy efficiency and sustainability. The Miami cement plant has been recognised for nine consecutive years by the EPA and the Brooksville South plant has achieved such recognition in seven out of the last eight years. To earn the recognition, operations at each plant followed energy-e...

Lehigh Hanson to break ground on US$600m Mitchell project

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based Lehigh Hanson Inc is set to break ground this week on its US$600m expansion and modernisation project at its plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The plans were first announced in July last year and are expected to take four years, according to Inside Indiana Business. It will be the company’s largest expansion and modernisation project in north America and is expected to create 50 jobs.

Illinois Cement prepares to expand quarry operations

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Illinois Cement (Eagle Materials Inc) will soon start work on a new road to bypass an area a quarter of a mile west of its current quarry location on East Third Road in La Salle, USA, where it intends to start blasting a new quarry. After five public meetings in a month at the end of last year, Illinois Cement was granted its requests by the city of La Salle for annexation, special use permits, zoning and road plans to mine new land in Dimmick Township. Illinois Cement's existing quarry lie...

Lehigh Hanson set to acquire Giant Cement's Keystone plant

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced that its north American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson Inc, has entered into an agreement to acquire Giant Cement’s (Elementia SAB de CV) Keystone facility in Bath, Pennsylvania. The agreed purchase price for the unit is US$151m cash free and debt free, equivalent to US$137/t of capacity. The plant operates 1.1Mta of cement capacity following a kiln line modernisation in 2009. It supplies the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York markets with bulk and bagged Portl...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...


26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has supplied more than 15,000m 3 of concrete for the reconstruction of the Guajataca Reservoir in Puerto Rico, which sustained significant damage from Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The concrete supplied included high-strength fluid concrete as well as structural concrete. The project, which was carried out over an 11-month period, completing this month, was overseen by the Del Valle Group construction company. The Guajataca Reservoir serves more than 200,000 homes as well as the ...

Cementos Argos

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The US Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of Cementos Argos on a pricing dispute involving two ready-mixed concrete (RMC) producers on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Spartan Concrete Products accused Argos of unlawfully selling cement at a 10 per cent discount to Heavy Materials, a competitor to Spartan. Following a three-year price war between Spartan and Heavy Materials, Spartan withdrew its RMC business from St Thomas. The court found that Argos did not unlawfully sell cement at...

US and Puerto Rican market contracts 2% in June

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in June 2019 fell by 2.4 per cent to 9.1Mt when compared with June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined share of 38 per cent of shipments was received by Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York. Masonry cement shipments in June 2019 totalled 202,000t, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Leading consuming states were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia – these fiv...

GCCA to moderate session at 2019 Climate Action Summit

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is taking part in the 2019 Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. GCCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton, has been invited to moderate a session that will consider the cement and concrete industry's role in combatting climate change. The session will be hosted at the UN Headquarters on Saturday, 21 September 2019. Benjamin Sporton said: "The GCCA and its members are committed to creating an industry that i...