Ash Grove Seattle plant wins Workplace Safety Award

The Ash Grove Cement Co.’s Seattle, Wash., plant received the Association of Washington Business’ Better Workplace Safety Award from Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D). “We are honored that our company’s comprehensive safety program has been recognized by the Association of Washington Business,” said Plant Manager Todd Hinton. “This is an important recognition for our team’s efforts because safety is a cornerstone of how we operate every minute of every hour of every day.”

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Cemex finalizes Davenport Redwood Forest property to conservation group

Houston-based Cemex USA recently finalized the $30 million sale of its approximately 8,500-acre Redwood Forest property near the Cemex Davenport cement plant to a consortium of local land trusts. The land trusts comprise the Living Landscape Initiative, a major conservation project in the Silicon Valley area. The deal follows the plant’s closure in January 2010 and guarantees the continued protection of the property’s significant expanse of redwood trees and wildlife habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Cemex selected a primary cement supplier for Bahamas tourist complex

Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced recently that it has been named the primary cement supplier for the Baha Mar tourist complex in Cable Beach, Nassau, being built by CCA Bahamas Limited. It is expected that the complex will house the largest entertainment center in the Caribbean and be completed in December 2014.

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Stronger 2011 construction equipment sales expected, but slower growth through 2014

Construction equipment manufacturers anticipate overall business to close out 2011 with double-digit increases over 2010 in the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Growth is expected to continue, but at a slower pace, for 2012 through 2014, according to the annual business outlook survey of Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Milwaukee-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry.

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