Argos to Expand Capacity in Colombia

With an investment of $450 million, Argos will increase its installed capacity in Colombia by 24 percent –9.5 to 11.8 million tpy – through a new production line at its Sogamoso, Boyacá, plant. Confidence in Colombia’s growth, proximity to Bogota and the majority of the infrastructure plan projects, as well as access to abundant sources of raw materials and fuels,…

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CTLGroup Brings Consultant Onboard

Hamlin Jennings, PhD, has joined CTLGroup as an affiliated consultant. In his new role, Dr.  Jennings will consult on cement chemistry, cementitious composite microstructural characterization, concrete durability, and mechanisms of creep and shrinkage. Dr. Jennings’ work includes forensic investigations, new product development and applying new technologies for characterizing cement and concrete behavior.

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Lafarge, Holcim Notify EU Commission of Merger

Building materials groups Lafarge and Holcim have formally notified the European Commission of their merger plan to create the world’s biggest cement group, LafargeHolcim, reported Reuters. The all-share combination, which requires approval from regulators around the world, already has the green light from seven countries (Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya and Singapore), executives told reporters on a conference…

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PCA Honors Lafarge Plant for Innovative CKD Recycling


Lafarge North America Paulding cement plant in Paulding, Ohio, received the Innovation Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards. The Innovation Award recognizes cement industry leaders in the development and application of innovative technologies and techniques relevant to environmental protection or energy efficiency. The Lafarge…

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Skyonic Opens Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Utilization Facility

Designed to be both beneficial for the environment and profitable for business, Skyonic Corp. opened Capitol SkyMine, a commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility, on Oct. 21. Located at Capitol Aggregates’ San Antonio cement plant, the $125 million Capitol SkyMine will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 tons annually through the direct capture of 75,000 tons of CO2 and…

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Lehigh Hanson Plant Wins PCA Award


The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine recognized Lehigh Hanson, Inc., and its Lehigh Cement Co. Union Bridge cement plant in Union Bridge, Md., with the Environmental Performance Award as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy & Environment Awards. The award was presented at PCA’s Fall Meeting in Chicago. Lehigh Hanson implemented a mercury reduction program at its…

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