PSCL’s Self-Service Loading System Addresses Heavy Traffic

“Wouldn’t it be great if we had a system that was so foolproof that the drivers could load themselves?” Out of this basic idea PSCL’s Self-Service Loading (SSL) was born. Drivers load up earlier and later in unattended mode allowing them to avoid heavy traffic patterns. In areas with multiple options for purchasing cement, transport companies go out of their…

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Chasing the Carbon Cure

There is no doubt that reducing the cement industry’s carbon footprint is a priority. The Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality recently celebrated one year of progress. PCA said notable achievements over the past year across the value chain include:   Multiple cement manufacturers in the United States, with support from the Department of Energy, have begun pilot projects…

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Cementos Argos Alternative Fuels Director Speaks About Getting to Net Zero

Nexus Fulbright Scholar and Marie Curie Fellow Mauricio Giraldo, alternative fuels director at Cementos Argos Colombia, will present “Road To Net Zero: Achieving Quantity And Quality Of Alternative Fuels In Developing Economies.” The event will take place at “CarbonZero: Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials Global Conference and Exhibition,” Nov. 10-11, at the Pestana Palace Hotel & National Monument Lisbon. Giraldo…

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Industry Employment: Prepare for the Future

Among the most frustrating aspects of life as we went through the pandemic, and which haunts us still today, is the employment picture. There is no minimizing the magnitude of human tragedy, with an official tally of over 5.2 million hospital admissions and a stunning 1.04 million deaths; the sheer human loss is unspeakable.  But for the vast majority of…

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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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WCA’s Gender Focus Network Releases Video for IWD2022

In honor of International Women’s Day 2022, the World Cement Association’s Gender Focus Network released a short video highlighting the issue of inequality in the cement and concrete sector, as well as sharing what the network will do in 2022 to tackle this head on, helping to #BreakTheBias and change perceptions around the industry.

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