County Supervisor Asks Commission to Reject Cement Project

Solano County District 2 Supervisor Monica Brown officially announced her opposition to the Vallejo Marine Terminal/Orcem project, reported the Vallejo Times-Herald. Brown directed a letter to Vallejo’s Planning Commission, which is tentatively scheduled to vote on Feb. 27, asking for the commission to reject the project.

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Cement Shipments Drop in October

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2016 were about 9.0 million metric tons (Mt), down by 3.4 percent from sales in October 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in October 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for about 41 percent of the national total.

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Cemex to Sell Up to 23 Percent Stake in GCC

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that it will sell up to 76.4 million shares of common stock in Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (GCC) at a price range between 95 pesos ($4.45) and 115 pesos per share. The sale is part of the company’s asset-divestment plan, which it has been using to lower debt.

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