PCA Announces 2017 John P. Gleason Jr. Leadership Awards

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2017 John P. Gleason Jr. Leadership Awards, honoring individuals who have exhibited leadership in association activities in support of member company objectives and operations. Presented at the PCA Fall Congress in Chicago, the awards recognize individuals for their efforts in three categories: business continuity, market development and young leaders.

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Lafarge Canada to Use Water Treatment Residuals in Cement

Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing. LafargeHolcim’s Global 2030 Sustainability Plan calls for increased waste-derived resources to be used in its manufacturing processes. The agreement with Metro Vancouver represents a minimum of 10,000 metric tons…

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Ash Grove Cement Announces New CEO

PM082917 J. Randall Vance

Ash Grove Cement announced that J. Randall Vance, president and chief operating officer, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. Charles Sunderland, chairman and chief executive officer and part of the fourth generation of Sunderland family members to lead the majority family-owned business, will remain chairman of the board.

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Spiroflow Rolls Out New Logo

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Spiroflow, a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry bulk solids processing, positions itself for the future with a major re-branding initiative featuring a contemporary new logo. The company is an early inventor of the flexible screw conveyor but has greatly expanded their product line through the years via acquisition and in-house product development.

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May Cement Shipments Climb to 8.8 Mt

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2017 were about 8.8 million metric tons (Mt), up by 8.2 percent from sales in May 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in May 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and…

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