Argos Begins Green Cement Production at Rioclaro Plant

Cementos Argos announced that after an investment of more than $78 million on a new production line capable of producing 450,000 tpy of calcined clay, its Rioclaro Plant in Colombia has begun manufacturing and distributing green cement.

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Cement Shipments Increase Slightly in November

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2019 were 7.9 million metric tons (Mt), a slight increase from shipments in November 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through November totaled 94.4 Mt, an increase of 3.4% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in November 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama.

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PCA Launches ‘Shaped by Concrete’ Educational Campaign

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is raising awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete through bold, compelling stories of how the construction material makes the world a better place. The Shaped by Concrete campaign will focus on key themes often overlooked and underrepresented in conversations and media coverage of cement and concrete, including their ability to meet sustainable development goals, decrease costs from natural disasters, and assist with key societal challenges, such as our nation’s housing crisis.

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Sullivan Forecasts Modest Cement, Construction Growth

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) held a press conference at the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, where PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Ed Sullivan predicted cement consumption to stay at moderate growth levels through and into 2022.

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