April Cement Shipments Drop 7.5%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in April 2020 were 8.1 million metric tons (Mt), a decrease of 7.5% from shipments in April 2019, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through April totaled 29.1 Mt, an increase of 3.3% from those for the same…

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LafargeHolcim Adopts New Environmental Product Declarations

LafargeHolcim in the United States announced a new program to bring greater transparency to its carbon footprint through the use of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). These declarations, much like nutritional labels, detail the environmental impact of building materials. National cement and concrete associations have developed EPD ratings on a regional or national level that have been used by the industry…

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