St Marys Cement, McInnis Cement Pursue Joint Venture

The parent companies of St. Marys Cement and McInnis Cement plan to combine their production and distribution assets serving Canada and United States markets from the Atlantic seaboard to the Great Lakes. The joint venture is expected to significantly strengthen the strategic positioning of the combined operations through increased cement production capacity, presently 7.4 million tonnes; operational efficiencies; and an…

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PCA Names Leadership Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) presented the winners of the 2020 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards during a virtual board meeting last month. The award program honors members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives.

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CEMEX Awarded DOE Grant for Carbon Capture Tech

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) awarded CEMEX with a grant to research and develop innovative carbon capture technology at its Balcones cement plant in New Braunfels, Texas. The grant will be used to partially fund a feasibility study to implement the technology and is expected to be an important advancement toward the company’s goal to deliver net-zero concrete…

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COVID-19 and the Global Cement Industry

It has not been the year anyone was expecting. That is as true in the cement industry as anywhere else. The impact of COVID-19 has brought many challenges, perhaps most visibly in the headline figures for cement demand around the world. But it has impacted the industry in other, more subtle, ways too: from sourcing fuels in a locked-down world…

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