Punching Their Ticket

Pan Pacific Cement Expedites The Ticketing Process For A High Volume Of Truck Traffic At A Facility With An Estimated Capacity Of 1.2 Million Tpy. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Pan Pacific Cement is a leading cement distributor in California. The company was founded in 2007 and distributes cement throughout California and Nevada.  Its state-of-the-art cement terminal is in Sacramento,…

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Report from Brazil

The Cement Industry In Brazil Expects Flat Growth In 2022, Higher Inflation. By Mauro Nogarin According to the new statistical bulletin published by the Central Bank of Brazil, the economy in 2022 will be marked by difficulties due to lower incomes, and the market expects a growth of close to 0.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). On the other…

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Let’s Talk

The World Cement Association’s PEGASUS Benchmarking Program Aims To Bring A New Culture Of Collaboration And Communication To The Cement Industry. CEO Ian Riley, Explains How. By Jonathan Rowland Traditionally, the cement industry has been relatively reticent about sharing of best practices. There are ad hoc exchanges at trade conferences and within the pages of trade magazines. But more often…

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In With The New

Plant With New Technology Boasts Energy, Environmental Efficiency. By Mauro Nogarin The cement company Cielo Azul began production at its new cement plant in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay, a project that employed more than 1,000 people. The investment made to date exceeds $140 million, 35% for equipment and 65% for services and labor. According to projections made by Cielo Azul,…

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Robust Anchor Design

Refractory Engineers’ And Managers’ Best Tips On Metallic Anchors. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar It is estimated that up to 40% of refractory lining failures can be attributed to a problem with the design of the anchor system or its improper installation. This is a significant number.  When designing a refractory lining for an industrial application, anchor design becomes one…

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The Cement Industry in Argentina Is Reactivated

By Mauro Nogarin According to the new financial report published by the Central Bank, the Argentine economy this year will register an increase of 4% if the country closes the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to refinance its $45 billion dollar debt. Regarding inflation, one of the main macroeconomic problems that is more difficult to solve, for this…

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Country Report: Colombia Cement Industry Increases Production

By Mauro Nogarin Although political stability faced a very tough time due to massive work stoppages in recent months and an increase in taxes, the Central Bank of Colombia in its latest financial report projected an increase of 7.5% to 8.6% in the growth of the Gross Domestic Product for this year; and for 2022, the agency estimated an increase…

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Country Report: Cement Production in Uruguay Recovers

By Mauro Nogarin After registering six consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines, the Uruguayan Ministry of Economy ratified the official growth projection for the economy of the country: 3.5% in 2021, after registering a year-on-year decline in the first quarter of 2.8%. Among the indicators that confirm a better performance of the economy are tax collection, industrial production and the evolution…

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