HeidelbergCement: 2014 was Best Year Since Financial Crisis

HeidelbergCement brought the 2014 financial year to a successful close despite a challenging environment. The decisive factors in this achievement were the group’s geographical positioning in countries experiencing solid economic development in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa; successful price increases in major markets; and the successful implementation of the margin improvement programs.

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St. Marys Cement Loses Appeals Case

In a 3-0 decision, an appeals court will not overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s call for more stringent pollution controls at St. Marys Cement plant in Charlevoix, Mich., reported the Petoskey News-Review. St. Marys Cement challenged the EPA’s December 2012 rule that overturned Michigan’s regional haze plan and introduced more stringent standards for the company’s Charlevoix plant, arguing that…

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