Howden Retrofits an Existing Kiln Induced Draft Fan

St Marys Cement’s Charlevoix Plant is located in Michigan, and is owned by parent company Votorantim Cimentos. The plant has been in operation since 1967 and is a leading supplier of cement throughout the Great Lakes. The original pre-heater tower was installed in 1978 and was equipped with a fan from the Green Fan Co. (now part of Howden) and…

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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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Cement and Sustainable Finance

Sustainability-Linked Finance Is One Of The Fastest Growing Sectors In The Finance Space. It’s Also Helping Change The Cement Industry. By Jonathan Rowland The cement industry talks a lot about sustainability. Major cement companies all have some sort of sustainability strategy. Sustainability is also a central component to the work of the two global cement associations, the GCCA and WCA, and…

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Votorantim Cimentos Net Revenue Up 50% in Second Quarter

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Votorantim Cimentos posted net income of R$692 million in the second quarter of 2021, reversing the R$153 million loss in the same period last year. The company’s global net revenue in the quarter was R$5.8 billion, an increase of 50% compared to the prior-year period, as a result of an increase in sales volume and favorable price dynamics in all…

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St Marys Cement, McInnis Cement Announce Joint Venture

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St Marys Cement, a wholly owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos, and McInnis Cement will merge their assets to create a combined entity to manufacture, distribute and sell cement in Canada and the United States. The joint venture is expected to significantly strengthen the strategic positioning of the combined operations through increased cement production capacity, operational efficiencies and an enhanced distribution…

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