Former Ash Grove Cement Chairman, President Sunderland Dies

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Ash Grove Cement Co. announced James P. Sunderland, former company chairman and president, died May 27. Sunderland joined the Ash Grove Lime and Portland Cement Co. in 1957 as its corporate secretary in Kansas City. In his 43-year career at Ash Grove Cement, Sunderland held several leadership positions including serving as the company’s chairman and president. During Sunderland’s tenure, Ash Grove…

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Cemex Optimizes Carbon Footprint with Alternative Fuels

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As part of its sustainability efforts, Cemex continuously strives to find ways to meet the demands of a growing urban society without compromising the planet for future generations, according to the company. An alternative fuels program is a key part to its sustainable manufacturing. Cemex has become a leading user of alternative fuels in the cement industry, the company noted in its…

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April Cement Shipments Up 4 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in April 2015 were about 7.7 million metric tons (Mt), up by 4.1 percent from the level in April 2014, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through April totaled 24.1 Mt, up by 5.1 percent from the same period…

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Magnesita, ACIS Create Alliance for Global Cement Greenfield Projects

Brazilian corporation Magnesita Refratários S.A. announced an agreement with ACIS, a cement maintenance and operations service company based in China and Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, ACIS will expand its service offering with Magnesita’s refractory products in support of global cement greenfield projects. ACIS and Magnesita will target Chinese cement Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who are building projects in countries…

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