LafargeHolcim Helps Drive Shift to Energy-Efficient Buildings

Under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), key players in the construction sector such as LafargeHolcim, United Technologies, Siemens and Skanska, are joining forces in the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) program. EEB is a business-led, cross-sectoral initiative bringing together public and private sector leaders in local markets to understand key market barriers at local…

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Ash Grove Announces Intern Scholarship Recipients

Ash Grove Cement Co. announced that Baili Connors and Brandon Bell were selected to receive its annual intern scholarship. Connors interned at the company’s Overland Park, Kan., technical center and is studying chemistry, math and statistics at Montana Tech. Bell interned for Ash Grove at its Chanute, Kan., cement plant and is studying industrial engineering at Kansas State University.

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Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Unloader


Flexicon’s new BULK-OUT Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Unloader with seismic bracing provides added structural integrity and operator safety for installations in regions prone to earthquakes. Four-sided cross-bracing strengthens the frame against deformation and reduces the possibility of a structural failure when subjected to the dynamic loading associated with a seismic event.

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Roanoke Cement Celebrates OSHA Safety Achievement

Roanoke Cement SHARP

Roanoke Cement Co.’s Richmond site reached a safety milestone with admission into the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). SHARP recognizes small business employers who have succeeded with operating exemplary injury and illness prevention through OSHA’s “On-site Consultation Program.” The On-site Consultation Program helps employers highlight potential hazards at their workplace, improve safety…

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HeidelbergCement Sales Volumes Up in Q3

In the third quarter 2016, the sales volumes of HeidelbergCement’s building materials rose significantly as a result of the first consolidation of Italcementi. In addition, demand developed positively in numerous markets, especially in Europe, where sales volumes of cement, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt further increased. In contrast, a very rainy summer in some parts of North America resulted in a…

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August Shipments Up 3.1 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2016 were about 9.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 3.1 percent from sales in August 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in August 2016 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and…

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