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CalPortland acquires Redding cement plant

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has purchased the Redding cement plant and other assets from Martin Marietta Materials Inc. In addition to the Redding cement plant in northern California, the assets include related cement distribution terminals and 14 ready-mixed concrete plants located in California. “We are pleased to welcome the new employees and related facilities to the CalPortland family,” said Allen Hamblen, president/CEO, CalPortland Co. “These assets will serve an important role in continuing CalPor...

Holcim adds ready-mix company to its US portfolio

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, the largest in its sector in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, Louisiana, USA. The transaction will integrate Cajun's expertise along with its eight ready-mix concrete plants, 108 employees and 51 mixer trucks. Region Head North America, Toufic Tabbara, said: “This acquisition expands our footprint in the dynamic Baton Rouge market, confirming our focus on growth in North America. Cajun’s commitment to innovation, service and quality, along...

Danucem’s Banská Bystrica plant adds alternative fuels line

15 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Companies Ecorec Slovensko and GreenTech Slovakia have joined forces and launched a new line for the production of alternative fuels at Danucem’s ( CRH ) Banská Bystrica concrete plant, Slovakia. Plastic waste that cannot be recycled again, will serve as a raw material for the production of alternative fuels. In the future, alternative fuels could replace up to 90 per cent of the energy sources needed to produce cement, bringing a range of environmental benefits - starting with the re...

CCB Beton receives new wheel loaders

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In 2020, Compagnie des Ciments Belges Beton (CCB Beton), part of the Cementir group , launched an investment plan for the replacement of its fleet of wheel loaders. Since then, four Volvo loaders have already been replaced and three more are scheduled to arrive at CCB Beton. With this replacement CCB Beton claims it will achieve a doubly positive impact. This includes guaranteed service to its customers and a reduction in the company’s CO 2   emissions CCB Beton has also decide...

Lehigh Hanson acquires Meriwether Ready Mix

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced that its North American subsidiary Lehigh Hanson Inc has acquired all assets of Meriwether Ready Mix, a leading producer of ready-mixed concrete with a well-established residential and commercial customer base in the Metro Atlanta area.   The Metro Atlanta Area is a growing market with significant infrastructure projects planned in the coming years. The acquired assets include four ready-mixed concrete plants and a fleet of mixer trucks.  “After th...

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

Cementos Argos erects industrialised plant for concrete modular solutions

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

With the installation of the first industrialised plant for concrete modular solutions in Colombia, Argos will begin to produce and market modular solutions in concrete for building houses and infrastructures in series.   The plant will begin operations at the end of the 1H22, allowing the construction of an estimated 500 homes by the end of this year. This endeavour will generate 60 direct and 300 indirect jobs. All this is part of Argos’ commitment to sustainable construction, climat...

Cemex to introduce electric ready-mix trucks

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first building materials company to complete a large-scale, multi-country pilot using fully electric ready-mix concrete trucks.   In 2021 Cemex joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and committed to accelerate the innovation and development of decarbonisation technologies in heavy-duty on-road trucking services. An initial, successful trial was carried out in Germany, followed by a further trial in France that was also a success. Cemex expects to gr...

UK building material volumes increase in 4Q21

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The latest UK industry survey from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) shows that volumes of primary aggregates increased by 15.7 per cent YoY in 2021, 14.1 per cent for ready-mixed concrete, 12.5 per cent for asphalt and 24.4 per cent for mortar.   Survey results also show that construction demand remained strong in the final quarter of the year, in spite of unprecedented supply bottlenecks impacting progress on construction sites, cost increases and higher uncertainty due to Omic...

MPA affiliates with CONSTRUCT

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The trade association for the concrete structures sector CONSTRUCT has affiliated with the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which counts among its 500 members the vast majority of UK ready-mixed and precast concrete producers, plus all cement manufacturers and most aggregates suppliers. Representing nearly 80 per cent of UK concrete frame contractors, CONSTRUCT is dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of building in-situ concrete structures, from high-rise homes and offic...