HeidelbergCement Accelerates Efforts on Portfolio Optimization

HeidelbergCement announced that it has made good progress with the acceleration of its portfolio optimization during the past weeks. The company closed the divestment of its 50 percent share in Ciment Qu├ębec and its minority participation in Syria in December 2018. In addition, a former cement plant area within the Cairo metropolitan area has been auctioned, and the divestment of the Ukrainian business has been signed. Closing of the latter transactions is expected to occur in 2019.

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LafargeHolcim Announces New Supply Chain Exec

LafargeHolcim announced that Kristin Beck will assume the role of senior vice president of supply chain for the United States. Beck has more than 23 years of experience in global supply chain and transportation management.

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GCC Plant Begins Operating 440,000 Metric Ton Expansion

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (GCC) announced that the expansion of its Rapid City, S.D., cement plant became operational, adding 440,000 metric tons of capacity to the existing plant. 

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