Cementos Argos Expands U.S. Efforts

Controlled by the Medellín-based conglomerate Grupo Argos, Cementos Argos is concentrating its efforts on the southeastern United States, across an area that extends from Texas to North Carolina. “The Southeast is very attractive,” said José Alberto Vélez, chief executive of Grupo Argos and Cementos Argos chairman. “There is good access to sea transportation. The demographic is young and growing and,…

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June Cement Totals Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2013 were about 7.6 million metric tons (Mt), down slightly from the level in June 2012, according to a recently released USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through June were 37.2 Mt, essentially unchanged.

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Roanoke Cement Certified as Exemplary Environmental Enterprise

Roanoke Cement Co. was formally recognized as an Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E3) within the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) last month. VEEP was established in 2000 to encourage superior environmental performance by encouraging facilities and organizations within the Commonwealth – that have strong, established environmental records – to go above and beyond what is environmentally required by regulations and establish…

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