Cement Shipments Drop in July

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2020 were 9.9 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in July 2019, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled 57.8 Mt, an increase of 2% from those for the same period…

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LafargeHolcim Harnesses Solar Energy at Cement Plant

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LafargeHolcim in the U.S. opened a new solar field next to its Holcim Hagerstown Cement Plant in Maryland, which will provide clean, renewable energy for the facility’s operations. Built in partnership with Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co., the solar addition is expected to generate 10 MWac of energy on-peak – enough to provide about 25% of the plant’s annual requirements.

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Ash Grove Cement to Upgrade Florida Terminal


CRH subsidiary Ash Grove Cement (formerly Suwannee American Cement in Florida) is undertaking a major transformation project at its Port Manatee deep water import terminal in Florida. The project will improve Ash Grove’s capacity to import cement, cement slag and fly ash to meet the existing and future needs of customers in the Florida and south Georgia markets.

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