LafargeHolcim CEO Resigns Amidst Syria Controversy

Eric Olsen, chief executive officer of LafargeHolcim, has resigned effective July 15, noting how two years after the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, the business “has everything it needs to successfully transform the industry and build sustainably for our future world. I fully trust our teams to transform that ambition into reality.”

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Louisville to Monitor Air at Kosmos Cement Plant

Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District officials suspect the area near Cemex’s Kosmos Cement Plant in southwest Louisville, Ky., might violate the federal health standard for sulfur dioxide, reported The Courier-Journal.

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LafargeHolcim Announces Board Changes

LafargeHolcim’s board of directors will nominate Patrick Kron for election as a new member at the group’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 3. Current co-chair Bruno Lafont as well as board members Philippe Dauman and Alexander Gut have decided to not stand for re-election.

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Cemex Latam Denied Permit Request

Cemex Latam Holdings, a South American subsidiary of Cemex, said it would use only a portion of capacity at its new cement plant near Maceo, Colombia, after environmental authorities denied the company’s request for a larger output.

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