Roanoke Cement Hosts Rescue Challenge

Titan America subsidiary Roanoke Cement Co. hosted the “Monster High Line” challenge as part of Technical Rescue Association of Virginia’s Rescue Challenge 2016, reported The Roanoke Times. Teams participated in a technical rescue scenario at the company’s inactive quarry where an unconscious child was floating on an inner tube and the child’s father had fallen 50 ft. to a top…

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HeidelbergCement, Italcementi Merger Moves Forward

HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. reached an agreement on June 17 with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), clearing the last antitrust hurdle in their pursuit to create the world’s second largest cement producer. Under the agreement, there will be a divestment of operations in the U.S., primarily consisting of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, W.Va., cement plant and up to 11…

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Castell’s Motion-Sensing Product Safeguards Rotating Machinery


Industrial safety specialist Castell developed a motion-monitoring product to protect workers in industries such as cement manufacturing. The BEMF unit ensures that motor-driven equipment up to 600 volts with a variable rundown time has completely stopped before access is possible. In the cement industry, safe access to the mixer is important as set cement can easily cause blockages if not…

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Cement Industry Advocates for Infrastructure, Sustained Funding

Leaders in the cement industry joined the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its first D.C. Fly-In held May 24-25. Members of the association hailed Congress’ passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as an important step in bringing the latest innovation and technology to America’s roads and bridges, but noted that there is more work to be done.

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Report: Vallejo Plant Will Not Have Disproportionate Impact on Residents

A recently released report concluded that a proposed marine terminal and cement facility in Vallejo, Calif., will not have a disproportionate impact on minority or low-income residents living near the site, reported the Vallejo Times-Herald. Air quality, greenhouse emissions and transportation associated with the project would not impose an undue burden on those groups, according to the Environmental Justice Analysis…

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Bin Level Data Monitoring

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BinMaster introduced a series of BinCom modules that enable a SmartBob sensor to send data to the BinView web application to provide instant access to bin level data on any device with an internet connection. A smartphone, tablet or PC can be used to get timely, remote data access to all bin level measurements from local and corporate-wide locations. A…

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