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Martin Marietta sets record revenues in 3Q21

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Martin Marietta Materials Inc reported results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2021, achieving record consolidated products and services revenues of US$1.463bn, versus US$1.241bn in 2020. The building materials business produced record products and services revenues of US$1,390.8m, a 17.3 per cent increase, and record product gross profit of US$413.1m, a 7.9 per cent rise.   Cement shipments increased 4.1 per cent, benefitting from robust construction activity throughout...

Cemex Miami plant receives 2021 Energy Star Certification

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that its cement plant in Miami, Florida, has been recognised by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 11 th  consecutive year for its ongoing energy efficiency and sustainability efforts, earning 2021 Energy Star ® Certification. To earn the achievement each year, including for the 2021 certification, operations at  the Miami Cement plant had to reach  Energy Star Plant Energy Performance Indicators and rank in the top 25 per cent of s...

US/Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in August

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico, including imports, advanced 4.9 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in August 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The cement markets in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were particularly buoyant and accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan were the leading producing states. Masonry cement shipments totalled 212,000t in August, up 2.8 per cent YoY increase. The ...

H&M Industrial Services works on southeast US pyroprocessing project

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

H&M Industrial Services Inc has recently achieved a major project milestone on the new pyroprocessing plant and preheat tower project that it designed, supplied and is currently erecting in the southeast USA.  Global teams have worked together since late 2019 to design, engineer, fabricate, procure and install the cement plant project. Now the last stack section has been installed solidifying the highest elevation of the project 'topping out' the installation. Full commercial operat...

Finnsement CEO adds CRH US Building Products position to duties

01 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Finnsement CEO, Miikka Riionheimo, is set to take up a new position within the CRH Group's Building Products organisation. His position in Atlanta, USA, is senior vice president of strategy and development. For the time being, Mr Riionheimo remains the CEO of Finnsement.

Cemex reports net sales of US$3.8bn in 3Q21

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex reports consolidated net sales of US$3.8bn in the 3Q21, a rise of eight per cent versus the 3Q20. EBITDA fell by one per cent to US$740m, due mainly to supply chain disruption and a sudden rise in energy and transportation costs. Consolidated cement and aggregate sales volume grew by one per cent while ready-mix grew by three per cent and urbanisation solutions grew by 16 per cent in the 3Q21.  Net debt for the company declined by US$248m versus the 2Q21 and the leverage ratio dr...

Carbon Clean appoints former US Secretary of Energy as advisor

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean is being joined by Ernest J Moniz, former US Secretary of Energy, as an advisor to its Board of Directors. Mr Moniz, the founder of strategic advisory firm EJM Associates, will guide the company on its strategy to become a leading player in the low-carbon transition. “Carbon capture is central to a robust climate response – decarbonising power plants and industrial facilities, enabling hydrogen production and atmospheric carbon dioxide removal,” said Mr Moniz. “Ramping up ...

HC Trading Americas opens Miami office and appoints General Director of Trading

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HC Trading Americas, LLC has a new office in Miami HC Trading Americas, LLC has recently started its operations in Miami, USA. From this location, North, Central and South America are served for all cement, solid fuels and associated raw materials. Andrew Preston joined the company as of 27 September 2021 as General Director of Trading for Americas and he leads the team in the new office in the Coral Gables area. In his position, Andrew reports directly to Dr ...

US market sees modest contraction

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico reached 9.6Mta, down 2.3 per cent YoY, in July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey. The leading markets wereTexas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, with their offtake accounting for 37 per cent of July shipments. Leading producers were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. Combined they produced 39 per cent of total cement output in the US. Masonry cement shipments declin...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient, durable and sustainable communities that...