PCA Expands Codes Department, Appoints Manager

Jay Hall

William “Jay” Hall has returned to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards. He was previously a code specialist of regional code services at the association in 2007. Hall will represent the cement-based products industry in the codes and standards development process for organizations like the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association…

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Holcim Commences $95M Modernization Project

Holcim (US) Inc. held a ground-breaking ceremony at its Hagerstown, Md., plant on July 21, officially kicking off a two-year, $95 million modernization project that will reduce the plant’s environmental footprint, reported the Herald-Mail. The project includes shortening the plant’s existing rotating kiln, replacing the current cooler with an energy-efficient one, and installing a heat transfer tower over the top…

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Demand Boosts Dominican Cement Market

Dominican Republic’s Cement Producers Association (ADOCEM) anticipates a 15 percent market growth by year-end while urging initiatives to promote the mortgage market, which in its view will spur the sector’s further development, reports Dominican Today. The country is currently witnessing a rise in local cement demand that is 25 percent higher than the same period a year ago.

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Cemex: First Quarterly Profit Since 2009

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced today that controlling interest net income was $76 million during the second quarter of 2014, the first reported quarterly profit since 2009. Consolidated net sales reached $4.2 billion during the quarter, an increase of 4 percent compared to the same period in 2013. This was due to higher prices of products in local currency terms…

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Infrared Thermometer

The new SKF TKTL 40 portable infrared thermometer enables safe and efficient measurement of machine temperature at a distance.

The new SKF TKTL 40 portable infrared thermometer enables safe and efficient measurement of machine temperature at a distance. The device is the only infrared thermometer in its class with the capability to take photos and videos showing the temperatures measured, allowing maintenance technicians and other operators to ascertain surface temperatures of equipment with greater ease and safety and enabling readings…

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Explosion Isolation Valve

Camfil Air Pollution Control

Camfil Air Pollution Control has introduced the Stinger, an explosion isolation valve that isolates dust collector explosions to prevent a deflagration from traveling back through the inlet pipe of the dust collector into the workspace. Following extensive testing, Camfil APC reports that the Stinger is the first U.S.-made explosion flap valve to be certified by an independent testing agency to…

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Bulk Bag Filling System

Flexicon Corp. Ultra-Heavy-Duty Bulk Bag Filling System

A new Ultra-Heavy-Duty Bulk Bag Filling System palletizes and fills bulk bags with filter cake, aggregates, abrasive minerals, dry chemical additives and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials. The system integrates a Swing-Down Bulk Bag Filler with a Flexicon Pallet Dispenser and Powered Chain Conveyor, allowing safe, high-capacity filling of bulk bags of all popular sizes, including bags with wide-diameter spouts for…

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