Ash Grove Promotes CFO to President, COO

Ash Grove Cement Co.’s Board of Directors announced that J. Randall (Randy) Vance was promoted to president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Vance, who served three years as senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer, assumes responsibility for manufacturing and sales of the company’s cement operations, as well as continuing to lead its finance, accounting, risk management, information…

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Cemex Postpones Florida Expansion Proposal

Hernando County commissioners accepted a request from Cemex to postpone discussion of a proposed mining expansion north of Brooksville, Fla., until Dec. 9, reported Hernando Today. The proposal was slated to go before the county commission on Aug. 12 but Cemex asked for the nearly four-month delay to give the company time to prepare a presentation that will better address…

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MSHA Releases Fatal Accident Report

Felipe Mata Vizcaya, a contract laborer with six months of experience was killed Feb. 21, while attempting to access an elevator at Kosmos Cement Co., Louisville, Ky. Vizcaya went to the fourth floor of the old finish mill to get a bucket. When Vizcaya was leaving, he opened the hoistway door on the fourth floor landing, stepped into the elevator…

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Financing Set for McInnis Cement Plant

McInnis Cement Plant

McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of its new generation cement plant under construction in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Quebec, has been completed. National Bank of Canada has confirmed the availability of a $360 million loan for the project. The announcement caps financing for the operation, led by a $500 million commitment from private and public investors, and $250 million commercial loan from…

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