GCC Reports a Decrease in First Quarter Net Sales

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. announced its results for the first quarter of 2019. The company reported consolidated net sales decreased 1.9% to $163.4 million in the first quarter compared to the prior-year period. This was primarily due to lower cement and concrete volumes in the United States, which was partially offset by higher cement and concrete volumes in Mexico and a favorable price environment in both markets.

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PCA Releases Report on Resilient Design and Construction

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released a new report focused on resiliency titled The Real Value of Resilient Construction. The report demonstrates through historical data, evidence from external sources, and comparisons of building materials that resilient design and construction built with concrete leads to longer lasting buildings due to concrete’s ability to stand up to normal wear and tear and resistance to extreme weather events.  

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Roanoke Cement Plant Receives Industry’s First ISO 50001 Certification

Roanoke Cement Co.’s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant is the first U.S. operation of its kind to attain certification under ISO 50001 Energy Management. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, ISO 50001 is an energy management system standard that is established as a voluntary program of best practices in continuous energy improvement.

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