Cement Shipments Down 3% in October

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2020 were 9.8 million metric tons (Mt), a 3% decrease from shipments in October 2019, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry. Shipments for the year through October totaled 86.6 Mt, essentially unchanged from those for the same period in 2019. 

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CEMEX Provides Grants to 80+ Nonprofits for Pandemic Relief

CEMEX USA has reached a milestone in its efforts to support the fight against COVID-19, delivering grants to more than 80 non-profit organizations nationwide this year from its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation. The grants helped provide food, shelter, safety and education in communities deeply affected by the pandemic.

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HeidelbergCement Reportedly Seeks to Divest $1.5 Billion U.S. Assets

Germany-based HeidelbergCement AG is exploring the sale of some of its U.S. assets as the producer’s chief executive Dominik von Achten seeks to divest peripheral businesses, reported Bloomberg. The company is working with Morgan Stanley on the sale of California operations, which could fetch around $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. 

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September Cement Shipments Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2020 were 9.4 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in September 2019, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through September totaled 76.7 Mt, a slight increase from those for the same period in…

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PCA Looks Forward to Working with Biden Administration

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Portland Cement Association (PCA) President and CEO Mike Ireland released the following statement in regards to reports that President-elect Joe Biden will tap former Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy to be White House Climate Coordinator, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to lead the Department of Energy (DOE), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan to run the Environmental…

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GE to Recycle Wind Turbine Blades Through Cement Production

GE Renewable Energy signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its U.S.-based onshore turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. VNA will process the blades for use as a raw material for cement, utilizing a cement kiln co-processing technology. 

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