November Cement Shipments Jump 8 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2016 were about 7.9 million metric tons (Mt), up by 8.2 percent from sales in November 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in November 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and…

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PCA Praises Energy Independence Executive Order

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order (EO) on energy independence. The EO instructs federal agencies to review and either revise or withdraw a number of actions taken by the Obama administration, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The EO also immediately rescinds other federal policies, such…

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HeidelbergCement Releases Upbeat 2017 Outlook

Completion of a $4 billion merger with Italcementi S.p.A., improved financials and credit ratings, plus declining energy costs, allowed HeidelbergCement to close the 2016 financial year on a successful note. “2016 was an exceptional year for HeidelbergCement,” affirmed Dr. Bernd Scheifele, HeidelbergCement chairman. “With the successful takeover of Italcementi, we have accelerated our growth and are now in an excellent…

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