Holcim (US) Hagerstown Plant Completes $96M Modernization Project

Holcim (US), a member of LafargeHolcim, unveiled this week the new, modernized plant at its Hagerstown, Md., facility after a two-year modernization project. By investing $96 million to maintain high-quality manufacturing standards in accordance with newly imposed, more stringent NESHAP environmental regulations, the plant has increased clinker production by approximately 200,000 tons to help support construction and development in Hagerstown,…

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EPA Census: 2015 Cement Production Emissions Minor

U.S. portland cement production accounted for 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions in the 2015 EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data. Modern kilns increasingly running on natural gas and other coal alternatives, combined with limited offsetting import factors, appear to position the domestic cement industry favorably in a business often tagged as the source of 5 percent of global…

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Washbox Conveyor Belt Cleaner

Martin Engineering introduced a secondary cleaning system that removes nearly all of the carryback left on a belt, including adhesive materials and fines lodged in surface divots and valleys. The Martin Washbox Cleaning System combines water spray and secondary cleaning blades in an enclosed and self-contained unit, draining residue safely away from the work area.

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