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Cement Shipments Increase in August

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2017 were about 9.7 million metric tons (Mt), up by 3.1 percent from shipments in August 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in August 2017 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for 41 percent of the month’s total sales.

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PCA Names New President, CEO

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) board of directors appointed Michael Ireland as president and CEO effective immediately. Ireland succeeds former President and CEO James Toscas.

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Cement Companies Face Cartel Allegations in Colombia

Holcim Colombia, Cementos Argos and Cemex Colombia are facing allegations of cartelization in Colombia’s cement market, reported local media outlets. If the evidence against the companies is found conclusive, they could be subject to fines of up to COP70 billion ($23.9 million) per infraction.

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Canadian Industry Leaders Converge on Parliament Hill

More than 60 Canadian cement and concrete industry delegates gathered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa last week to meet with ministers, members of Parliament, senators and senior civil servants to convey the importance of the industry.

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