GCC Reports Record Third Quarter U.S. Cement Volumes

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (GCC) announced U.S. cement volumes increased 9.8% in the third quarter of 2019 – a record high for the Mexico-based company. Consolidated net sales increased 8.3% to $301.7 million, primarily driven by increased cement volumes and improved pricing in both Mexico and the U.S.

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WCA Adds FLSmidth China to Network

The World Cement Association (WCA) continues to grow its international network of member companies with the recent addition of FLSmidth China, a wholly owned subsidiary of Denmark-based FLSmidth. The market-leading supplier of production facilities, equipment and service solutions for the global mining and cement industries joins WCA as an associate member.

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Lafarge Plant Takes Responsibility for Clinker Dust

Lafarge Canada has taken responsibility for the mysterious dust plaguing Bath, Ontario, for the past week, reported Global News. After investigating the thick, sticky substance, Lafarge said it believed it was “likely comprised of clinker dust from our Bath cement plant.”

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Cemex Reports Challenging Third Quarter

Cemex announced on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for foreign exchange fluctuations, consolidated net sales decreased by 1%, reaching $3.5 billion during the third quarter of 2019 versus the comparable period in 2018. Operating EBITDA decreased by 7% on a like-to-like basis during the third quarter of 2019 to $681 million on a year-over-year basis.

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