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Dyckerhoff reports stable nine month volumes

06 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff reported stable volumes for the first nine months of 2012 as the recovery in Russia and USA almost counterbalanced declines in the other regions. Sales increases in the Eastern Europe and USA divisions also offset decrease in the Germany/Western Europe division. Germany and Western Europe fell seven per cent to EUR588m from EUR633m. Sales in Eastern Europe rose by seven per cent to EUR487m from EUR456m. Sales in the US were up 24 per cent to EUR160m from EUR129m. Group EBITDA ...

Taiheiyo Cement sales exceed expectations, Japan

06 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Japan’s leading cement producer Taiheiyo Cement is expected to report a 260 per cent YoY rise in consolidated pretax profit for the six months ended 30 September on earthquake rebuilding. A Nikkei report shows states that cement sales have exceeded targets due to reconstruction efforts relating to the Great Japan Earthquake in March 2011, and costs for coal have also been lower than expected. The cement producer had also projected a net loss of JPY3.2bn in part on the disposal of produ...

GCC sales rise 13.3 per cent, Mexico

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has posted MXP2.58bn (US$197m) in sales for 3Q2012, up 13.3 per cent YoY. The company posted  EBITDA of MXP501m, up 0.5 per cent compared with the prior-year-period. Net consolidated income for the third quarter was MXP152m, up 266 per cent over the MXP43.8m loss registered in the same period of 2011. Increased sales were driven by a growth in sales volumes in the US, "higher aggregates and concrete block sales in Me...

Anglo American chief resigns, USA

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Anglo American plc announces that Cynthia Carroll has decided to step down as Chief Executive, with the Board’s agreement. Cynthia will remain in her post until a successor has been appointed and an appropriate transition has taken place. Cynthia Carroll was appointed to the Anglo American Board in January 2007 and formally took over as Chief Executive in March of that year. Under Cynthia’s leadership, after a record year in 2008, the Group successfully weathered the global financial crisis...

Cemex to participate in Clean Energy Fund

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it will participate in a Clean Energy Fund that is expected to raise approximately US$300m through a public offer of Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo (Capital Development Certificates) in the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexican stock exchange). The proceeds will be invested in a series of clean energy projects in Mexico. Cemex said its participation in the fund would be limited to management and advisory activities, and that it would retain a minority equity stake...

Ash Grove announces two company promotions, USA

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company announced promotions in its sales leadership teams, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Sunderland announced. The promotions are effective 1 January 2013. Ernie Peterson is promoted to vice president of sales - Midwest and will report to Charlie Sunderland. Peterson has been with Ash Grove 15 years, including the last five years as regional sales manager in Ash Grove’s Omaha, Neb. His direct reports include three sales offices covering six st...

Eagle Material reports second quarter rise in earnings, USA

30 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials has reported continued growth in sales volumes and earnings in the second quarter as revenues rise 22 per cent to US$164.7m. Second quarter sales volumes improved across all major business lines and wallboard net sales prices increased 30 per cent as compared to the prior year's second quarter. Improved second quarter operating cash flow was used to fund capital expenditures, pay dividends and reduce debt which further strengthened our financial position. Eagle ended the qua...

Lehigh Cement gets green light for conveyor project, USA

25 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Co has been given approval to construct a 4.4 mile long underground conveyor system from the company's quarry to the plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, USA. The board of the Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved a zoning amendment enabling the company to proceed with the project. The conveyor will transport about 12,000tpd of stone from the company’s New Windsor quarry to the plant. Lehigh says the conveyor will be 3m to 20m underground.

TXI Midlothian Plant Earns EPA Energy Star Award, USA

24 October 2012, Published under Cement News

TXI Operations, LP, a subsidiary of Texas Industries, Inc announced today that its Midlothian Cement Plant has been awarded the 2012 Energy Star® certification for superior energy performance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award places the TXI Midlothian Cement Plant in an exceptional category of high-performing, energy efficient cement plants in the US, based on the EPA's strict energy efficiency performance levels through the National Energy Performance ...

PCA, MSHA renew safety alliance, USA

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) renewed an alliance designed to foster safer and more healthful working conditions in the cement industry.??Originally signed in 2008, the agreement allows PCA and MSHA to combine resources and expertise to provide cement industry personnel with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of all cement manufacturing empl...