Holcim Board Rejects Merger Deal

The pending merger between cement giants Holcim and Lafarge has come to a halt after Holcim’s board of directors “concluded that the combination agreement can no longer be pursued in its present form,” according to a released statement by the board. It “has proposed to enter into negotiations in good faith around the exchange ratio and governance issues.”

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Holcim Ecuador Launches Second Phase of Modernization Project

Holcim Ecuador reaffirmed its confidence in the country by inaugurating the second phase of the modernization project at its Guayaquil cement plant, representing an investment of about $400 million over the past five years. The project enables Holcim to produce 4,500 tpd of clinker at the plant replacing the need for imports (600 tpy) and increasing the company’s cement production…

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Mobile Demonstration Dust Collectors

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Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) announced an expanded fleet of mobile dust and fume collection systems that are available worldwide to provide training and education to customers. The trailer-mounted units are available on request and may be used for dust collection seminars or for more informal training on the basic principles of dust collector design, selection and operation. The mobile dust…

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Paddlewheel Level

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The Roto- Bin-Dicator PRO model was on display at the recent World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas. It’s the newest product to be updated in the Bindicator Point Level offering. The device is a paddlewheel type leveler that monitors the level of dry bulk material and indicates when there has been a change. The fail-safe Roto PRO is unique…

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HeidelbergCement Adds Deputy Chairman

The Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement AG amended the structure of its Managing Board with the addition of a deputy chairman position. Dr. Dominik von Achten, Managing Board member in charge of the North America group, group purchasing and the competence center materials, assumed the role on Feb. 1. It was also announced that Dr. Bernd Scheifele will continue as chairman…

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