Cemex, BirdLife International Renew Global Partnership

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Cemex renewed its global alliance with BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation coalition, for three more years. The company has national relationships with BirdLife partners in the U.S., Mexico and the Dominican Republic, among others. “This global alliance continues to demonstrate the mutual benefits that conservation action, both within and outside the quarry, can create for both nature and business,” said…

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Holcim Ecuador Launches Second Phase of Modernization Project

Holcim Ecuador reaffirmed its confidence in the country by inaugurating the second phase of the modernization project at its Guayaquil cement plant, representing an investment of about $400 million over the past five years. The project enables Holcim to produce 4,500 tpd of clinker at the plant replacing the need for imports (600 tpy) and increasing the company’s cement production…

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Cement Companies Improving Sustainability Through Collaboration

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Results from an independent audit undertaken across the membership of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), demonstrates that leading cement companies are improving their sustainability through the CSI collaborative approach. Seventeen member companies were audited against their commitments and responsibilities set out in the Charter of the CSI, a global effort by 24 major…

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HeidelbergCement Sells Hanson Building Products

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HeidelbergCement completed the sale of its North American (excluding Western Canada) and United Kingdom building products business, collectively Hanson Building Products, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. “I am very glad to be able to hand over Hanson Building Products to a buyer, which as an experienced financial investor, will support the sustainable development of the business going forward,” said Dr.…

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Cement Shipments Rise 12 Percent in January

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2015 were about 5.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 12 percent from the level in January 2014. The leading portland cement-producing states in January were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and…

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