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Cemex expands Florida concrete block business

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that as part of its continued strategic growth strategy, it is expanding its concrete block business in Florida, recently restarting two plants and soon restarting a third, while accelerating production to meet heightened construction demand across the state.   Over the last year, Cemex USA has invested more than US$17m in its block operations and mobile equipment in Florida to help customers keep up with the explosive growth in the region. The company has restarte...

Continental Cement's Davenport dome is erected

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement ( Summit Materials Group ) has recently inflated its new cement storage dome at its Davenport cement plant, Iowa, USA. When completed, Davenport 's 125,000t cement dome will be the largest cement capacity built in the USA by Dome Technology.

Buzzi Unicem records strong growth in Italy in 2021

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its consolidated financial results of 2021 which saw cement and clinker sales rise by 6.7 per cent to 31.2Mt from 29.25Mt in 2020. EBITDA reached EUR795m and EBIT stood at EUR546m, an improvement of about four per cent at constant exchange rates. Group ready-mix sales totalled 12.141Mm 3 in 2021, up from 11.743Mm 3 in 2020, a rise of 3.4 per cent. Net sales totalled EUR3.446m, up 6.9 per cent from EUR3.222m in 2020. Consolidated net profit reached EU...

Titan Cement records revenue growth of EUR1714.6m in 2021

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group generated record revenues of EUR1714.6m, up 6.7 per cent from 2020, reflecting higher demand and a supportive pricing environment. EBITDA declined by 4.6 per cent to EUR272.4m. Net profit after taxes and minorities (NPAT) climbed to EUR89.6m (EUR1.1m in 2020 and EUR50.9m in 2019). Thanks to a successful refinancing strategy the group lowered significantly its finance costs for a third consecutive year to EUR33.6m (EUR19m lower than 2020 and EUR30m lower than 2019).   ...

Buzzi Union USA Inc and Alamo Cement to transition to Portland limestone cement

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association's Roadmap to carbon neutrality, Massimo Toso, President and CEO of Buzzi Unicem USA Inc and President and CEO of Alamo Cement Company , has announced that the companies will transition to Portland limestone cement. Type IL (PLC) cement can reduce the CO 2 emissions up to 15 per cent in comparison with traditional cement. By the end of 2022, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company will implement...

US and Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in December 2021

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 5.4 per cent uplift in December 2021 when compared with December 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest markets in the uSA were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina, which accounted for 42 per cent of shipments in December 2021. The leading producing states for this type of cement were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments ...

CRH records group sales of US$31bn in 2021

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

2021 was a year of growth for CRH with positive underlying momentum in North America and Europe resulting in good demand in both regions. Group sales of US$31bn (2020: US$27.6bn) were 12 per cent ahead of 2020 and eight per cent ahead on a like-for-like(LfL) basis.  Albert Manifold, CRH CEO, said: " Our 2021 performance reflects the outstanding commitment and resilience of our people as well as the benefits of our integrated, customer-focused business strategy." Americas Materials b...

Cemex Ventures invests in PartRunner

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures has announced its investment in PartRunner, an on-demand delivery platform for the construction and industrial sectors. This transaction is part of Cemex´s strategy to invest in innovative construction start-ups to drive the construction industry revolution. This investment addresses a critical industry pain point of a complicated supply chain, particularly for small and medium-sized projects.   This investment aims to offer a last-mile, last-minute delivery solution to Ce...

Titan America releases low-carbon cement from New Jersey

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan America has announced it is now distributing Type IL lower-carbon cement from its storage and distribution facility located at the Port of Newark, New Jersey. The only cement source in the State of New Jersey, Essex Cement is expected to sell lower-carbon cement exclusively by the end of 2022, sourced from Titan’s network of cement plants. This move is in full alignment with Titan America’s parent company, Titan Cement International, which undersigned the “Business Ambition for 1.5 ...

The PCA urges strong federal support to accelerate decarbonisation technologies

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In comments submitted to the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Portland Cement Association (PCA) stated that federal policy and support is vital to accelerate the deployment of technologies that can decarbonise the US industrial sector.  In its comments, PCA noted that it shares the Biden-Harris Administration's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 through its own Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, which lays out a pathway to achieve this across the cement-concret...