July Cement Shipments Up 7.7%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2019 were 10.0 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 7.7% from shipments in July 2018, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled 56.5 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. 

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GCCA Launches Global Research Network

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced the formation of Innovandi – the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network during its annual conference in Singapore. Innovandi ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research.

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Cemex Lyons Plant Emits Dust Clouds Sparking Pollution Concerns

Boulder County (Colo.) Public Health officials are in talks with representatives at Cemex’s Lyons plant after local residents raised concerns about dust clouds, reported the Longmont Times-Call. Members of the citizens group Save Our St. Vrain Valley filed a complaint in July and provided video evidence of the clouds to local health officials in August. 

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PCA Names 2019 Leadership Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2019 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards, honoring members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives. 

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