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US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments edge down in September

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.4Mt in September 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest consuming US states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 37 per cent of shipments. The leading producing states in September 2020 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. They produced a combined 39 per cent of domestic production. Masonry shipments remai...

Votorantim and McInnis to combine Canadian operations

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc (Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos, and McInnis Cement Inc announced that they will combine their assets to create a combined entity to manufacture, distribute and sell cement in Canada and the USA. The joint venture will be owned by Votorantim Cimentos International (VCI), the international investments platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos SA, the sixth-largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

Veolia signs contract to co-process wind turbine blades

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore wind turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. VNA is expected to process the blades for use as a raw material and fuel for cement production. Similar recycling processes in Europe have been proven to be effective at a commercial scale.   As a part of the agreement, the blades will be shredded at VNA’s processing facility in Missouri and then used...

Scheuch subsidiaries make senior management appointments

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Two Scheuch subsidiaries make senior management appointments, while Scheuch USA Inc announces its new President Camcorp (Scheuch), a manufacturer of high-performing air pollution control and pneumatic conveying equipment, has appointed Dan Bruyn as chief operating officer from 16 November 2020. Dan Bruyn will be responsible for engineering, manufacturing, project management and administration.  Mr Bruyn has 25 years of successful operational experience as a leader in manufacturing envi...

thyssenkrupp invests in Reno service centre

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc is investing in a new service centre in Reno, Nevada, to bring field service expertise, machining, fabrication and refurbishment capabilities closer to its cement and mining industry customers in North America and particularly in the western US. The new service centre will provide 994m 2 (10,700ft 2 ) of workshop space and will enable the company to provide local expertise with faster response and deliveries, strengthening thyssenkrupp Industri...

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading consuming states of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, received 37 per cent of August shi...

Cementos Argos' EBITDA grows 10% in 3Q20

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos (Grupo Argos) delivered satisfactory results during the third quarter, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported an improvement in EBITDA despite the impact on volumes mainly caused by hurricanes and heavy rains in the USA.  During the period, consolidated shipments of cement and concrete registered a decrease of 8.4 per cent and 19.5 per cent, respectively, and of 12.7 per cent and 16.5 per cent compared to 3Q19. This decline was offset thanks to the successful execution of ...

Titan Group reports revenues of EUR1202m in 9M20

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Group announced its consolidated revenue totalled EUR1202.4m for the 9M20, a marginal decline of 0.5 per cent when compared with the revenue in the 9M19. Operating profitability (EBITDA) in January-September 2020 rose by 10.1 per cent to EUR229.4m. Net profit after taxes and minorities in the 9M20 was EUR58m compared to EUR45.2m in 9M19. In the 3Q20 Titan Group’s revenue fell by 1.7 per cent compared to the 3Q19 at EUR416m, while group EBITDA in the 3Q20 grew by 7.4 per cent to EUR9...

Evonik wins PCA's 2020 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Evonik as its 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards winner. PCA awarded the company’s innovative P84 ® HT polyimide fibre second place as the Ultimate Filter for cement kiln baghouses. P84 ® HT fibres feature a unique multilobal design that provides the largest surface area available in the market, claims the Evonik. Due to their excellent chemical and physical properties, P84 ® HT high-performance fibres can be used in a wi...

Buzzi Unicem records cement and clinker sales of 21.7Mt in 9M20

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced that cement and clinker sales for the group totalled 21.7Mt in the 9M20, down 1.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Ready-mix and concrete sales contracted by 4.9 per cent to 8.7Mm 3 . Consolidated net sales stood at EUR2408m, a minor dip of 0.6 per cent on the EUR2423.6m earned in the 9M19. On a like-for-like basis net sales would have slipped 0.3 per cent. The summer period was characterised by positive developments in Italy, thanks to a better-than-expec...