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Monarch Cement posts increased net sales in 1H23

15 August 2023, Published under Cement News

US-based The Monarch Cement Co has reported condensed consolidated net sales of US$121.94m in the first half of 2023, up from US$95.85m in the same period a year earlier. Gross profit over the same timeframe improved from US$28.21m to US$39.54m, while income from operations advanced from US$17.37m to US$28.31m.  Monarch Cement is a US-based producer of Portland cement, primarily serving Kansas, Iowa, southern Nebraska, western Missouri, northwest Arkansas and northern Oklahoma. In the th...

Construction in Great Britain contines to decline, warns MPA

09 August 2023, Published under Cement News

New figures from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) provide more concrete evidence of the slowdown in Britain’s construction industry. The latest quarterly survey from the MPA – covering aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and mortar in Great Britain – reveals a decline in actual sales volumes during the second quarter of 2023. The drop in construction activity, particularly in new housing, along with the impact of cost inflation on other areas such as roads, has contributed to the...

CRH supplies major highway project in Utah

28 April 2023, Published under Cement News

CRH is playing an integral part in the West Davis Corridor project in Utah, USA. The 27km (17-mile), four-lane greenfield highway project will include freeway-style interchanges and 10 miles of new trails for biking and walking. Construction of the corridor began in 2021 and will require 7.2Mt of aggregates, 445,000t of asphalt and 42,050m 3 (55,000 cubic yards) of ready-mixed concrete. Staker Parson Materials & Construction, a CRH company, is delivering key components to the project,...

Cemex delivers 1Mm3 of Vertua concrete since 2020

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has delivered 1Mm 3 of Vertua ready-mixed concrete in Colombia since the product was launched in 2020, avoiding emissions of around 178,000t of CO 2 . According to Cemex, Vertua has become one of the most accepted lower carbon products in the industry and the company expects it to account for the majority of its cement and concrete sales by 2025.  “In 2020, we launched Vertua concrete in the Colombian market with the expectation of having a positive response from the construction...

Demand for mineral products falls for second quarter in a row, says MPA

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Demand for aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete has declined for the second quarter in a row in the 3Q22, according to the UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA). MPA members supply around 90 per cent of the total market for minerals and mineral products in Great Britain, predominantly to the construction industry.  Sales volumes were not only down on 2021 but also below their 2019 level. Over the past year, compared to 2019, aggregates sales have fallen 2.3 per cent, asph...