Cement Shipments Spike in April

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in April 2018 were about 8.2 million metric tons (Mt), 8.9 percent higher than shipments in April 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through April totaled about 27.2 Mt, up by 2.6 percent from those for the same period in 2017. 

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St Marys Cement Plant Vandalized

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating two significant acts of vandalism that caused thousands of dollars in damages to the St Marys Cement plant in St. Marys, reported local media.

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US Cement Secures Key Permit for 500K-tpy Texas Mill

US Cement, LLC received a draft air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a white-cement plant near the town of Brady – the first American greenfield operation of its kind since the Great Recession. Groundbreaking on the facility, which will have a capacity of 500,000 tons and sits on a limestone deposit of 80 million tons, is slated for the first half of 2019. 

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LafargeHolcim Subsidiary Faces Terror Financing Investigation

LafargeHolcim’s subsidiary Lafarge SA has been placed under formal investigation in France over allegations it financed terrorist groups, and aided and abetted crimes against humanity in a bid to continue operating in Syria, reported The New York Times.

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