Intercem Americas Heads to ‘The Big Easy’

New Orleans will host the 15th annual Intercem Americas – the world’s leading cement industry conference – Dec. 2-4, 2013, at the InterContinental Hotel. Intercem will provide the latest forecasts, markets news and trading patterns, as well as insight and analysis on shipping and environmental regulations for the U.S. cement industry and the wider Americas region.

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July Cement Totals Released

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2013 were about 8.1 million metric tons (Mt), up by 11 percent from the level in July 2012, according to the recently released USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July were 45.1 Mt, up slightly.

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City Council, Regional Agencies Host Meeting About Lehigh Cement

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the city council of Cupertino, Calif., hosted a forum in early September to update residents on regulatory agencies overseeing Lehigh Southwest Cement’s Cupertino facility and to learn about the latest mandates from the agencies. Updates were given by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), County of Santa Clara, and San…

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