Cemex gets approval for Fairborn quarry expansion

Source: WDTN.com

According to reports in the local Ohio media, Cemex USA's Fairborn plant in Xenia was given the green light for its quarry expansion request. The Xenia Township zoning board allowed the company to rezone 290 acres of land for mining, despite pleas from dozens of residents who spoke out against the expansion during a hearing at Central State University.

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MIT researchers take a life-cycle approach to real costs, environment impacts of infrastructure

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

In August, the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released two studies looking at the life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete pavements and buildings. A third assessment looked at life-cycling costing for streets and highways.

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Garnaud named Vice Chair of PCA

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

At PCA’s recent Fall Committee Meetings, the Board of Directors elected Sylvain Garnaud, president of Lafarge North America, as vice chair of the Board of Directors. Garnaud has served as a member of PCA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2008, when he was named president of Lafarge North America’s cement division.

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PCA testifies proposed 'Cement Relief' legislation would save thousands of jobs

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

Testifying in Washington, D.C., this week before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Dan Harrington, president and CEO of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., and former PCA chair, stressed to Congress that inaction on onerous EPA regulations will result in the direct loss of 4,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs and have an adverse impact on the nation’s beleaguered construction sector.

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