Cement Shipments Drop 2.4% in June

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2019 were 9.1 million metric tons (Mt), a decrease of 2.4% from shipments in June 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through June totaled 46.5 Mt, a slight increase from those for the same period…

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LafargeHolcim Announces Plan to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Europe

LafargeHolcim is increasing its efforts to further improve the carbon-efficiency of its products and solutions with an objective to reduce annual CO2 emissions in Europe by a further 15% like-for-like, representing 3 million metric tons (Mt) by 2022. The company plans to invest CHF 160 million ($161.1 million) into advanced equipment as well as technologies to increase the use of…

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