Cemex Reports Second-Quarter 2015 Results

Cemex announced that consolidated net sales reached $3.8 billion during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 5 percent on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, versus the comparable period in 2014. Operating EBITDA increased by 1 percent during the quarter to $744 million versus the same period in 2014. On a like-to-like…

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PCA Files Complaint Over WOTUS Rule

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released the following statement regarding the complaint the association filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, challenging the expansion of federal authority under the Clean Water Act through the new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District…

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LafargeHolcim Officially Launched

Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge SA officially launched their new combined building materials company – LafargeHolcim – on July 15 after overcoming a series of regulatory hurdles and challenges since announcing the merger in April 2014. Combined, LafargeHolcim is an operator of 2,500-plus cement, concrete and aggregate plants in 90 countries.

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Custom Manufacturing Cells For Engineered Vibration

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Martin Engineering announced the design of a new manufacturing process to build its industrial vibrators, bringing a higher level of quality and consistency through a classic lean manufacturing operation. With two cells now completed and fully operational in the U.S. and Asia, Martin Engineering has confirmed that the process delivers repeatable close-tolerance results for outstanding product uniformity, while cutting manufacturing…

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Design-Built Metal Building Storage

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The new ClearSpan Metal Buildings offer steel side walls with proven durability of a Hercules Truss Arch frame. Since there are no internal support posts, the building allows for maximum usable space. The metal building is design-built to any need and can be engineered to meet any required building codes or snow/wind loads. Every ClearSpan building features a quick, hassle-free…

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Powder-Saver Hopper Container Cuts Material Waste

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The Powder-Saver hopper container from material handling manufacturer MODRoto allows powders, granules, flakes and other dry products to be accurately dispensed in measured amounts to prevent material waste and meet required batch or shot weight specifications. The product features a proprietary design setting a conical, plastic hopper with a slide gate valve set within a squared, companion, forkliftable base. The…

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